1) What I was â€“ wretched/lifeless (for Paul â€“ persecutor)
2) What I am â€“ dearly loved child of God, co-heir with Christ, forgiven, set free (for Paul â€“ apostle)
3) What is my response? â€“ love, praise, service, holiness
Preparing your heart for the sermon:
-What is an apostle? What are the qualifications of an apostle?
-Why does Paul call himself the least of the apostles?
-What is grace? What role does grace play in our justification and sanctification?
-Other passages to consider: Acts 7:54-8:3; 9:1-22; 22:3-16; 26:9-18; Rom 3:10-12, 21-26; 1 Cor 1:26-31; 6:9-11; Eph 2:1-10; Phil 2:12-13; 1 Tim 1:12-17; Titus 2:11-14; 3:4-8; 1 Pet 1:13-23; 2:9-12
-Why could Paul say God's grace to him was not in vain? How had Paul's life changed?
-What difference is God's grace making in your life?
-How is God's grace evident in every person's salvation no matter their background?
-How can you speak of God's grace in your testimony? Pray for an opportunity to share that this week.
Jathan Newton was born and raised in Indianapolis. God saved Jathan at a young age through the preaching of the gospel and instruction of his parents. He received a B.S. in Civil Engineering at Purdue University where he met and married Melissa. During Jathanâ€™s college years,...