I attend Grace Chapel at Lexington, MA with my family. The senior pastor , Bryan Wilkerson, started new sermon series - "Experiencing Grace." I attached his opening sermon here to share. The title was "The Last, Best Word" covering Ephesians 2:1-10.
I can confess that God's grace is why I can be what I am now and what I can do good work for other people including my family, patients and friends. In Christ, we can experience Grace.
" And you were dead in the trespasses and sins in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience— among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind. But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved— and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. " Ephesians 2:1-10 ESV
He taught 5 characteristics of Grace in this opening sermon as the following ;
1) undeserved favor
2) unconditional love
3) unexpected kindness
4) unrestrained mercy
5) unbelievable goodness
Jesus showed all of above teaching points in his life, especially on the cross. Now we are born again in Jesus Christ so that we can share favor, love, kindness, mercy and goodness with people. I pray that God's grace flows from me to others who meet me during my life and lead them to God and Jesus.