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Instruments of Grace

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Instruments of Grace

Text: 1 Peter 4:7-11 (NIV)

7 The end of all things is near. Therefore be clear minded and self-controlled so that you can pray. 8 Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. 9 Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. 10 Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms. 11 If anyone speaks, he should do it as one speaking the very words of God. If anyone serves, he should do it with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.

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I.        Introduction:

II.      Examine the Times: The Urgency

A.      Urgency Due to a Second Advent

B.      Urgency Directing  a Mental Awareness

C.      Urgency Demanding a Prayerful Attitude

III.   Express Love: The Warmth

A.      A Love that is Deep in Intensity

B.      A Love that is Forgiving in Personality

C.      A Love that is Cheerful in Hospitality

IV.    Exercise Gifts: The Obligation

A.      As Recipients of Gifts

B.      As Stewards of Grace

C.      As Enabled by God

V.      Exhibit Glory: The Ambition

A.      Giving Gory to God in Everything

B.      Giving Glory to God through Jesus

VI.    Conclusion:


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[1] The Holy Bible : New International Version. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1996, c1984.

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