But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, 5 made us alive with Christ even when we were
dead in transgressions . … 8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9 not by works, so that no one can boast. (Eph 2:4-8)

the need
1/ Where have you noticed a lack of grace in our culture? What about in church? Can you think of a time when someone has treated you with grace?

the Gospel

2/ How does Eph 2:1-10 give a distinctive way of thinking about ourselves and others? (e.g. How does it help those who feel inferior/superior? In what ways might we be tempted to boast? How does it change our attitude to ‘good works’ v10)

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the impact
3/ What could it look like to be truly amazed by grace as a community in our:

4/ What one thing will we commit to do or change? How realistically will we help one another with this?


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Santhosh Thomas

Santhosh is one of our pastors, with special responsibility for overseeing our small groups and various teaching and discipleship programmes. Born and raised in London, he has previously worked in churches in Oxford and Central London. He’s married to Jess and along with their three young children they enjoy sport, swings and meeting new people!

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