- Justice is getting what you deserve.
- Mercy is not getting what you do deserve!
- Grace is getting what you don’t deserve!
- We are saved by grace.
- We are not saved by our good works.
- We are saved for good works.
Follow-up Questions from Sunday’s Message:
Getting to Know You:
What was your favorite car growing up and why?
Looking back on last Sunday’s message and your notes, what was the most meaningful part for you?
- As a group Read Ephesians 2:1-10.
- According to these verses who were you before Jesus came into your life?
- What do you think it means “to be dead in our transgressions and sins?”
- Which of these do you think is more dead in sin– a thief, a terrorist, or a person who goes to church every week, but hasn’t accepted Jesus as their Savior?
- According to verses 4 and 8-9, how did we become a Christian? How do you think this truth should affect our lives?
- Read Ephesians 2:8-10. What do you think Paul means by handiwork?
- Why should we do good works if it doesn’t help us work our way back to God?
- What was your last Christian work you did and why did you do it?
- Read Psalm 51:10-12. In Psalm 51, King David confesses his sin to God and asks for forgiveness. In vs 10-12, he prays for the “joy of his salvation” to return. What do you think hinders us from experiencing joy in our salvation?
Taking it Home:
Memorize Ephesians 2:8-9
Spend some time this week reflecting on and praying over who you were before Jesus came into your life.
Pray for your group that the eyes of their hearts would be enlightened to know God better, to know their true identity in Christ, and how they became a Child of God!