SUNDAY June 11th, 2023
“From Grace to Grace: From Start to Finish””
Ephesians 2:8 – 10, Philippians 1:6
INTRODUCTION: In each of these passages of Scripture written from the same jail cell, the apostle Paul reminds us that from beginning to end our salvation is due entirely to the grace of God at work in our lives. We are reminded that as Christians:
l. WE HAVE A GLORIOUS COMMENCEMENT.
A. Our first step of the Christian pilgrimage is possible because of grace.
B. Even the necessary faith to save us is a God-given gift.
ll. WE HAVE A GLORIOUS CONTINUATION.
A. Our ability to continue down the Christian road depends as much on God’s
grace as our ability to begin.
B. We are saved for good works and not by good works.
lll. WE HAVE A GLORIOUS CONCLUSION.
A. Jesus Christ will finish through grace what He has begun in us by grace.
B. The songwriter was correct when he wrote “and grace will lead us home.”
John 3: 16 Philippians 2: 12 -13
Acts 16: 30 – 31 Hebrews 12: 2
Romans 10: 9 John 19: 30