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August 24, 2014 Sermon Notes

Posted on Aug 24 at 09:49am

Leading Up to the 150th Anniversary | Grace

Luke 4:16-22

1. The Announcement of Grace (Luke 4:16-21).

What does it mean to be in need of grace?

A. Poor

B. Captive

C. Blind

D. Oppressed

E. Indebted and Displaced

Grace: God’s overwhelming goodness to those who desperately need it but don’t deserve it.

Jesus’ proclamation becomes the church’s mission.

2. The Rejection of Grace (Luke 4:22-30).

Men and women reject grace because of unbelief (Luke 4:22-24).

Men and women disregard grace because we don’t see ourselves as we really are – still sinful, still helpless, still needy (Luke 4:25-30).

Blindspots:

A. What we do and who we are.

B. What we hide.

The mark of a mature life is not sinlessness, which is reserved for heaven, but a growing awareness of sinfulness. –  John MacArthur

C. What we pursue.