A Community of Grace · Clinton, SC

Sermons on Grace

Saved by Grace – through Faith

Ephesians 2:8-9 Because it is so essential to understanding the gospel as well as our need to worship, Paul re-emphasizes the truth that our salvation is all of God’s doing. He does this first by reminding us that we were saved by grace – words that repeat themes both in chapter one and earlier in chapter 2. Grace, of course, by virtue…

But God!

Ephesians 2:4-7 The words “But God” in Ephesians 2 take us right to the heart of the gospel. We were dead, disobedient and doomed, but God intervened at the point of our desperate need. This sermon looks first at God’s great work of salvation. How he made us alive with Christ, raised us with Christ and seated us with Christ. We then…

An Unlikely Convert

Luke 23:39-43 As we look at the two criminals on the cross, we are encountered with a decision all men must make, whether or not to fear God, confess our sins and place our faith in Jesus as King and Savior – or whether to live in rebellion against him. We see this as we look first at The Hardened and Hopeless…

O Lord, It’s Hard to Be Humble

Luke 17:1-10 Pride is a danger that even the most mature Christians face. Since this is the case, and because it is so destructive – Jesus teaches his followers to be humble, and he does so without even using the word. First, Jesus teaches that his followers will be humbly aware of giving offence – of causing others to stumble. This is…

A Prodigal Father with a Dutiful (but Lost) Son

Why is it, when we have such a gracious and loving God, that many do not turn to him?… This parable reminds us [that] many are filled with self-righteousness and don’t really think they need God’s grace. Yes, they know there is a God, and they might even acknowledge him before others and claim to belong to him – but like the older brother and the Pharisees whom he symbolized – it is possible to know about God yet not know of your need for him – it is possible to know him but not be in a relationship with him

A Prodigal Father with a Prodigal Son

Luke 15:11-24 In this first half of the parable of the prodigal (meaning “wasteful and reckless”) son, we are reminded of the prodigal (meaning “lavish and extravagant”) love and grace of God. In verses 11-20a the focus is on the prodigal. In these verses we see his rebellious heart (in which he selfishly asks for his inheritance), his reckless living (where he…