A Heart Established with Grace Is a Good Thing (Hebrews 13:9)
1. This morning we examined 3 of the exceeding riches of God's grace. 2. This evening we are examining additional matters that relate to "grace." 3. The same verse that teaches us to grow in the knowledge of Christ also teaches us to "grow in grace" (2 Peter 3:18). 4. In our lesson we are emphasizing the fact that "a heart established with grace is a good thing" (Hebrews 13:9). 5. We are considering 5 warnings as well as 5 positive admonitions that relate to grace. Discussion: I. LET US CONSIDER 5 WARNINGS THAT INVOLVE GRACE
A. We are warned against thinking that God's grace gives us a license to sin (Romans 6:1-2, 14-15). B. We are warned against receiving God's grace in vain (2 Corinthians 6:1). C. We are warned against frustrating God's grace (Galatians 2:21). D. We are warned against falling from God's grace (Galatians 5:4). E. We are warned against turning God's grace into lasciviousness (Jude 4). II. LET US CONSIDER 5 POSITIVE ADMONITIONS THAT INVOLVE GRACE
A. We are to allow God's grace to be seen (Acts 11:22-23). B. We are to "continue in the grace of God" (Acts 13:43). C. We are to include grace in our speech (Ephesians 4:29; Colossians 4:6). D. We are to have grace in our hearts as we sing (Colossians 3:16). E. We are to approach the throne of grace with confidence (Hebrews 4:16). Conclusion:
1. Let us be reminded that a heart established with grace is a good thing. 2. Let us heed these warnings and practice these adminitions to the best of our ability.