What is grace?

  • Undeserved forgiveness
  • Real love – An “in-spite-of” kind of love
  • Acceptance w/out perfect performance

(Share examples from your own life.)

Where does grace come from?

  • A Christian receives the substitution of Jesus’ righteousness for their sinfulness (2 Corinthians 5:21)
  • After baptism, the blood of Jesus covers over my sins, allowing me to be justified (1 John 1:7)

Bottom Line: Grace is almost too good to be true, but it is! The goal of this study is to help you to see the real God who loves you and how valuable you are to him. He valued you at the cost of his only Son, whom he gave up so that there could be grace to forgive your sins and restore your relationship with him.

The Scriptures

PSALM 103:8-10 (Tap to Expand)

What are some sins in your life?

What do you deserve for them?

  • Punishment (grounded, lose privileges)
  • Not being trusted by people

Bottom Line: God sees everything that we do and think, and he knows what we deserve. Yet, it is his grace that gives us forgiveness rather than punishment.

ROMANS 8:1-2 (Tap to Expand)

What does “no condemnation” mean?

  • No punishment
  • Not feeling like you’re on “time-out”
  • Not feeling like God and others are looking down on you

Bottom Line: We can never earn grace. Grace comes through Jesus’ sacrifice for our sins and frees us from the condemnation that we deserve because of our sins.

1 CORINTHIANS 15:9-11 (Tap to Expand)

What is Paul because of grace?

  • A forgiven man
  • A Christian

What effect did God’s grace have on Paul?

  • He worked hard for God.
  • He lived his whole life for Christ
  • He was a very grateful man.

Bottom Line: Grace should completely changed our lives.

Personal Heart Check Questions

1. What should God’s grace produce in you? Does it?

2. How should you respond to God’s grace? Will you?

Practical Applications

grace and not to earn his grace. Write a one-page letter to God expressing your understanding of his grace (use personal example from your life) and your gratitude for his grace.

Bonus Content:

You can watch one of the videos below from the Bible Project on grace in your language!

Video: Grace (English)

Video: Gracia (Español)

Video: 恩典 – Grace【字义研读】

Video: Grace (Милость)

Video: Grâce (Français)