HBGT 1: What Is Grace

January 06January 27


Series  Overview: This 4-week series is centered on grace.  Healthy homes are built on Grace and Truth. It’s important, therefore, that we define our terms. What is grace?  This series runs throughout January, begins on Epiphany with the Introduction to the 2019 theme, and ends the Third Sunday after the Epiphany. The paraments begin white for The Baptism of Our Lord (Jan 06), and are green for the remainder of the Epiphany season.

What Is Grace, Part 3: Full
Pastor Jeff Meyer

Focus:  Grace lacks nothing. An old camp song proclaims: “Jesus is the answer for the world today. Above Him there’s no other. Jesus is the way.” Grace embodied in Jesus Christ of Nazareth removes the need for any contribution, any effort, any work, any act or abstaining from the “please-God-and-earn-God’s-acceptance” equation.

Main Text: Colossians 2:6-10

What Is Grace, Part 2: Free
Pastor Matt Wipperman

Focus:  Both freed and freeing. And, to top it off, it is free! We are naturally drawn to “FREE”, aren’t we? We all like free stuff. Especially that stuff which is given with no strings attached. No bate and switch. Rare, I know. But today we explore the stunning reality that GRACE IS FREE and it FREES!

Main Text: Matthew 10:8

What Is Grace, Part 1: Favor
Pastor Jeff Meyer

Focus:   More than “lending a helpful hand” or “pulling strings” or “playing favorites,” favor gives us a distinctly fresh angle to help us grasp grace. To say that God favors you is a game-changer! To comprehend that Jesus came to “proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor”? Now that it a home-building reality that will stand the test of time.

Main Text: Luke 4:14-21

Homes Built On Grace And Truth 2019 Introduction
Pastor Jeff Meyer

Focus:  Jesus Himself reminds us that a home that will stand up under the pressures of life is a home that is built on the ROCK. (see Matthew 7:24-27). Rock solid foundations are built on grace and truth. And, as we will discover this year, homes that stand and endure are not merely designed on grace and truth. They are built.

Main Text: John 1:14