Grace is dangerous because, as Dieterich Bonhoeffer challenged us, we Jesus-followers can easily begin to treat it cheaply. “Cheap grace is the preaching of forgiveness without requiring repentance,” writes Bonhoeffer. We shouldn’t embrace God’s grace to the extent that we forget God’s expectations of us: rules for us to live by, kingdom values that challenge us to forego our selfish impulses and live in selfless obedience. Grace is dangerous because it can make us too comfortable—we sit on our laurels and coast. In this guide, join us in an exploration of God’s grace and what it means to your view of yourself, to your spiritual walk, and to your relationships with others.
A collection of Bible-based articles and resources to use for yourself or with a group of other women.
IntroductionTotal number of pages - 37 pages
More than an Acronym
by Kelli B. Trujillo
How to use “Living in God’s Grace” for a group study.
Experiencing God’s unconditional love.
by Karen Morerod
A Stone’s Throw from Grace
Jesus’ encounter with the adulteress in John 8:1–11.
by Liz Curtis Higgs
Grace as a License for Sin
Why obedience isn’t just for legalists.
by Stan Guthrie interviews Robert Jeffress
Growing through spiritual habits.
by Frederica Mathewes-Green
Grace and Peace
How a simple salutation points us toward a new society.
by Al Hsu
Loving . . . when we don’t want to.
by Marilyn Meberg
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Permission: Make up to 1,000 copies for use in your local church.