Grace

Dustin Folden March 24, 2013 Ephesians 2:8-10

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Sermon Outline

1. Continue to Discuss, Refine, and Implement Our Discipleship Process.

2. Organize and Launch Our New Cluster of Ministries at Faith West.

3. Work Together as a Church Family to Develop Our Next 5-Year Strategic Ministry Plan.

I. Praise God for his Amazing Grace

Ephesians 2:8-9 - For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast.

A. God’s Grace reached us while we were dead in our sins

Romans 5:20 - The Law came in so that the transgression would increase; but where sin increased, grace abounded all the more

B. God’s Grace results in our salvation

Romans 1:18 - For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness,

Romans 5:9 - Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from the wrath of God through Him.

C. God’s Grace is an awesome gift

D. God’s Grace is received by faith

II. Rest in God because his Salvation cannot be earned

Ephesians 2:8-9 - For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast.

A. Salvation is not of yourselves

B. Salvation is not of works

C. So that our boast is in Jesus and not in ourselves

III. Embrace the Purpose of God’s Grace by doing Good works

Ephesians 2:10 - For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.

1 Peter 2:9 - But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.

A. Because we are his workmanship

B. Because God designed you to do them

 


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Dustin Folden

B.S - Electrical Engineering, Purdue University
M.Div. - Faith Bible Seminary

Pastor Dustin Folden and his wife Trisha joined the Pastoral Staff in 2010. They have two children, Mackenna & Sawyer. They enjoy playing board games, cooking together and going on hiking adventures. Pastor Folden shepherds the 9:30 worship service, oversees the Adult Bible Fellowship ministry, the Wednesday evening Faith Community Institute as well as serves in Faith Biblical Counseling Ministries.

Read Dustin Folden's Journey to Faith for the full account of how the Lord led Pastor Folden to Faith Church.