God's Story of Grace
You are reading these words because someone who cares about you has invited you to go through this material with them. At this point it all feels odd and foreign, but this person wants to encourage, pray for you and answer some of the questions you have had for a very long time.
The one word you are going to hear over and over is the word grace. Grace is the key to everything we want to teach you and grace is the lifeline to your relationship with God.
This is what we will focus on during these four meetings:
Lesson 1 is where we learn that our story and God’s story has come together. From the beginning of time, God has been moving towards us. His passionate and loving desire is for us to experience every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus.
In Lesson 2 we learn Christ’s death and resurrection can make us alive spiritually through faith. This salvation is a gift of God, not of ourselves, not of works, lest anyone should boast.
In Lesson 3 we learn Christ needed to rescue us from sin and death, but we are created in Christ Jesus for good works. Our grasp of the love and grace of God will be revealed in our lives as we put off our old lives and identity and put on who we are in Jesus Christ.
Lesson 4 is where we learn that Christ died to eliminate the power that hurt, guilt and shame has over our lives. Jesus’ amazing love now ushers us into fullness in Him.
Take time before you meet to watch the videos and think through the questions and material of the lesson you will be discussing. It’s ok if you are confused and need to ask more questions. That is why we do this together with a trusted friend.
Our goal in gathering together is that you would be rooted and grounded in God’s love.
Our prayer is that you may be able to comprehend the width, length, depth and height of God’s love for you. Thank you for joining us on this journey.
We are praying for you!
Dr. Matt Ketterling and David Anderson
We have asked RhiAna Arredondo to share her experience and encourage you before you start lesson 1. View it as your own personal pep talk.