Sin is powerfully destructive. It kills and enslaves everything it touches. It wages war against God. It’s the root of dysfunction in our world, in our families, in our church, and in our own hearts. Where sin reigns all things bright and beautiful descend into darkness. Sin makes many good things seem impossible — How could we know God loves us? How could we be honest when we’re gross and guilty? How could we cultivate a society where good overcomes evil? How could people with significant disagreements ever get along? How could greed and selfishness be replaced with generosity? How could we ever forgive wrongs we’ll never forget?
Grace. What the banks of sin cannot contain.
WEEK 1 | SEPT. 11 Ephesians 2:8-9 For you are saved by grace through faith, and this is not from yourselves; it is God’s gift— not from works, so that no one can boast.
WEEK 2 | SEPT. 19 1 John 2:1-2 My little children, I am writing you these things so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father—Jesus Christ the righteous one. He himself is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours, but also for those of the whole world.
WEEK 3 | SEPT. 26 Titus 2:14 He gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to cleanse for himself a people for his own possession, eager to do good works.
WEEK 4 | OCT. 2 Colossians 4:6 Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you should answer each person.
WEEK 5 | OCT. 9 2 Corinthians 8:9 Ephesians 4:32 And be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving one another, just as God also forgave you in Christ.
WEEK 6 | OCT. 16 For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ: Though he was rich, for your sake he became poor, so that by his poverty you might become rich.
WEEK 7 | OCT. 23 Luke 19:10 For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save the lost.