Growing in Grace

Feb 7, 2021    Trent Casto

In the world, grace is something you must grow into, something you must earn because you’re good. Good people get grace; bad people get cancelled. But the church is a counterculture. Here, no one grows into grace, but having received it freely as a gift, we make every effort to grow in it.

Sermon Outline:

I. Grace is the Foundation of our Growth

II. Grace is the Shape of Our Growth

III. Grace is the Fuel of our Growth

Sermon Discussion Questions:

1. What is the difference between “growing in grace” and “growing into grace”? Which one reflects the good news of the gospel?

2. If grace is the foundation (rather than the reward) of our growth in godliness, wouldn’t this make us complacent in the Christian life? Why or why not?

3. If we’re unfruitful and ineffective as Christians, what is the fundamental problem? What is the solution?

4. Which of the seven qualities listed in verses 5-7 are you feeling the greatest need to grow in? How can you pursue that growth?

This is the last sermon in our series, "Counter Culture". Today, February 7thst, 2020, Trent Casto delivers his sermon from 2 Peter 1:3-11 entitled " Growing in Grace".