August 24, 2014 Sermon Notes
Leading Up to the 150th Anniversary | Grace
1. The Announcement of Grace (Luke 4:16-21).
What does it mean to be in need of grace?
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).
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.