Delighting in the Gospel of Grace: Week 1 Reflection Guide

SERIES SUMMARY - Psalm 103 invites us to remember the benefits of the Lord. We are all prone to forget who God is and what he has done for us. The Psalmist invites us to look to God to meet our every need. He leads us to delight ourselves in God and all he has done for us. Have you ever considered God as someone to delight in? To delight in something is to find a high degree of gratification or pleasure in that person or thing. Unfortunately, we often delight in created things rather than our Creator. We forget who God is and all that he has done.

In this sermon series, we will dive into the Gospel of grace as a way of remembering all his benefits to us. We will explore the major themes of all we have received by faith in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. We will begin by considering how the Gospel is bigger than we expected and better than we could imagine. After considering the content of the Gospel we will then spend the last four weeks considering four major theological truths that flow out of the Gospel of grace; Justification, Adoption, Sanctification, and Glorification. Our prayer is that as we remember all that Jesus has accomplished for us, that our hearts will be filled with delight for God.

Here is a link to this weeks sermon if you missed it - LINK

SCRIPTURE TO MEDITATE ON THIS WEEK:
"Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name! Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy, who satisfies you with good so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s." Psalm 103:1–5 (ESV)

MC/DNA DISCUSSION QUESTIONS:

  1. Consider the biblical story of creation (Genesis 1-3). How do you see God’s grace at work from the beginning?
  2. How do you see the pattern of rejecting God’s gracious provision at work in your life? What are some of the ways you seek to get your need met in creation apart from the creator?
  3. Why is it important that we come to a place of receiving from the Lord? When we are not first receiving from God’s grace, how might this affect the way we relate to others?
  4. Consider the fullness of the Gospel. What is one aspect of the Gospel that you need to cling to during this current season of life? Stop to pray for one another as you share.
  5. Bonus Question - Do you have any firewood to give to Pastor Josh to help him successfully light his chiminea?

Remember to pick up your Sunday Worship guide for this series on our resource table in the lobby.