|It’s okay if we’ve had some misconceptions about grace, holiness, and mission. But it’s time for us to go back to the beginning of our faith and sort them out.
Ladies, friends, sisters: are you ready? In this first session of the Dance, Stand, Run Bible study, we’re not going to ease in gently but jump in with both feet and get started. We believe that Jesus went all the way to the cross for us, so let’s follow His lead and go all the way to an honest place with ourselves and one another.
This first session is called “Let’s Go Back,” and it’s going to be a gospel-filled refresher about who God is, who we are, and how we’re meant to relate to Him. While we’ll be covering some basic tenets of our faith, you might find you don’t have such basic and straightforward feelings toward these principles. Thank goodness that this group is a safe place where you can process, repent, shift, and go forward in grace.
Take a minute now before you begin the video and ask God for the boldness to go confidently into the throne room of grace (Hebrews 4:16), and thank Him that He gives wisdom generously without finding fault in us for needing it (James 1:5).
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You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
Since we have now been justified by His blood, how much more shall we be saved from God’s wrath through Him! For if, while we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to Him through the death of His Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through His life! Not only is this so, but we also boast in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation. — Romans 5:1-11
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