Sunday School Teachings

Title Date Author

Grace Awakening 13

In this teaching we discuss four strategies for overcoming legalism- standing firm in our freedom, stop seeking everyone's favor, refuse to submit to bondage, and be straightforward about the truth.

2016-11-16 Pastor Steve Spuler

Grace Awakening 12

There are three characteristics of legalists- false doctrine, spying out liberty, and hypocrisy. These three are exposed and dealt with in the book of Galatians. Are they of any relevance to us?

2016-11-08 Pastor Steve Spuler

Grace Awakening 11

We need to define the terms "liberty" and "legalism." Once the terms are understood we can then begin to evaluate ourselves. Maybe the best tool for evaluation is the fruit of the Spirit. The character our lives display can indicate to us whether we are enjoying liberty, indulging in license, or languishing in legalism.

2016-11-01 Pastor Steve Spuler

Grace Awakening 10

Both "Lordship salvation" doctrines and "free grace salvation" doctrines have a point. Peter's vision and his conflict with Paul over eating with Gentiles illustrate the challenge of determining how our salvation should be expressed in matters considered important but non-essential.

2016-10-26 Pastor Steve Spuler

Grace Awakening 9

Unconditional love... In this life it seems that so many people have conditions attached to their love. Furthermore, so few really know what love is. In this study we explore the question of whether or not God's love toward us is really unconditional.

2016-10-20 Pastor Steve Spuler

Grace Awakening 8

I am what I am by the grace of God. The apostle Paul said this, and it is true of us also. This implies that other believers, just like us, have the freedom to be who they are by the grace of God. This truth frees us from the undo fear of man and from the critical attitudes that so often drive us into fault-finding.

2016-10-12 Pastor Steve Spuler

Grace Awakening 7

If grace is risky, then grace-filled parenting feels like Russian roulette. Our tendency is to control our children too long out of a sincere desire to spare them much grief. There may be some other less flattering reasons also. Grace is always worth the risk, however!

2016-10-07 Pastor Steve Spuler

Grace Awakening 5

Grace teaching is risky. People may abuse grace when it is presented as taught in the New Testament. Paul was accused of teaching that grace was an excuse for sin. Despite the fact that grace teaching is risky it is still God's truth, and a truth to rejoice in!

2016-09-21 Pastor Steve Spuler

Grace Awakening 4

Grace means that our salvation is absolutely free. You cannot buy it in order to have it. You cannot pay it back after receiving it. The forgiveness of sins can only be received as a free gift.

2016-09-13 Pastor Steve Spuler

Grace Awakening 3

Definitions of grace are helpful, but the examples of grace in Jesus' life and ministry are even more helpful. When we become rooted in grace our lives will change in at least four noticeable ways. These are changes to be greatly desired!

2016-09-07 Pastor Steve Spuler