15 I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate.
Ephesians 2:8-9 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
8 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God— 9 not the result of works, so that no one may boast.
In your life, how have you seen sin or bad choices destroy your peace?
Have you ever thought about the idea of being both a sinner and a saint? What does that tell you about the work of God’s grace in your life?
Do you think much about doing things that bring “death” to others or yourself, why or why not?
How do you feel about being made right with God through God’s love and grace in Christ? Does it change your day to day life?
If God were talking about God’s love for you right now, what do you think God would say?
Name one thing that you feel like is blocking your peace with God right now.
What’s one step you could take to move closer to God?
C: Thanks be to God!
Mark the Cross of Christ on each others foreheads as a remembrance of your baptism and say these words...
"(Name) you are a beloved Child of God."