Saved by Grace, July 13-19

Galatians 12


This Week’s Service

Come Thou Fount
Open up the Heavens
Grace so Glorious
Grace so Glorious
Amazing Grace (My Chains are Gone)
Christ is Risen




Perverting grace  Galatians 1:1-10

Paul’s personal story of grace


                  Saved by God’s grace  Galatians 1:11-24


                  Confirmed by apostles who recognized grace  Galatians 2:1-10


                  Conflict with Peter over grace  Galatians 2:11-14


The true gospel of grace  Galatians 2:15-21


                  We are justified, not by works of the law,


                  but by faith in Jesus Christ


                  or Christ died for nothing.


What’s Going On



First Step Class, July 27 at 10:45 am
First Step Dinner, August 10 at 5-6:30 pm
Check the box on your Care Card to register. At First Step, you’ll hear the heart of Christ Fellowship, meet others and get connected. We’ve made it easy, just sign up and show up!

What’s your NeXt Step to follow Christ?
We all have a NeXt Step we can take towards Christ. If you’re not involved in a group this summer, that’s a great place to start! We have options for every stage of life. Visit the Next Step kiosk or check out available groups and courses online to learn more.

Big Questions Seminar
July 15 and 29
Do you wrestle with nagging questions about faith? The Big Questions seminar answers questions about the uniqueness of Christ and Christianity, how it relates to other religious traditions and the surrounding culture. Find out more and register online. If you have a question you want answered at this seminar, write it on your care card and drop it in the offering bag.

National Night Out
National Night Out on August 5 is a great way to get to know your neighbors, improve police-community partnerships and keep our city safe. Find out how you can host or support a National Night Out event in your neighborhood at

New Believer’s Class
Children’s Pastor, David Klippert-Rowe, is hosting a New Believer’s Class on Sunday, July 20, for any child who has professed faith in Christ and would like to know what’s next. This class will meet from 10:55-11:40 am, during the second service in Room 170. Join your child for this 45-minute presentation that will help them learn how to grow in their walk with Jesus. Register online.

Student Ministries
Middle School and High School students – get ready to serve right here in McKinney, Aug 4-7, as we host VBS, in partnership with City Church McKinney, for neighborhood kids at Fitzhugh Park. You will help share the love of Jesus, have some fun with games and Bible stories. Register online. Contact Lynde at 972.547.7026 for more info.

Equipping for Impact
Do you like to organize and make things run smoothly? Help make our Equipping for Impact conference on August 16 a success. We have opportunities before, during and after the event. To find out more and join our awesome team, contact us at

Science Camp
July 14 and 16 – for kids who have completed 1st-6th grades
Come and learn about electricity, insulation, air pressure, forces, motion and more as we discover the properties of potatoes and their product packaging. Register online today!

Make Room Project
We’re making room for children, students, adults and the gospel! It’s not too late to make a commitment or give your “first fruits” offering to get the building project started. Be sure to designate “Make Room” on your check or giving envelope or give online at

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Group Discussion Questions

  1. What are all the ways we use the word “grace” in common English today?
  2. At this point in your understanding, why is grace an important concept in Christianity?
  3. What was Paul so upset about in Galatians 1:6-10? What do we tend to get upset about in our society today? How would you contrast the importance of those issues to the gospel of Jesus Christ? Why is the gospel so vital to get right?
  4. What is Paul’s story of how he was saved (Galatians 1:11-24)? What is the story of your spiritual journey so far? Have you ever written your story?
  5. Over what issue did Paul oppose Peter to his face (Galatians 2:11-14)? How do people today distort the gospel of grace by adding requirements?
  6. How would you explain the true gospel of grace according to Galatians 2:16?
  7. Have you trusted in Jesus Christ alone to justify you before God?
  8. With whom could you share your story of salvation and the story of the gospel of Jesus Christ?


Family Discussion Questions

  1. What comes to mind when you hear the word “grace”?
  2. What does it mean when someone gives you grace? Do you know the biblical definition of grace? In your own words, what does that mean to you?
  3. Is grace easy to accept? Why or why not?
  4. Read Galatians 1:1-10. What is Paul’s problem with the churches in Galatia? When Paul says they have turned to a different gospel, what do you think he is saying?
  5. How are we like those churches? In what ways do you/we attempt to add to or change the truth of the gospel message? Can you be good enough? Kind enough? Generous enough? Humble enough? Smart enough? Work hard enough? Why or why not (Romans 3:23)?
  6. What does Galatians 2:15-16 say is the basis for our salvation (being made right with God). What does Paul say that our salvation – grace – is not based on?
  7. If there were other ways to be made right with God would Jesus have had to die for us? In what ways can you live out the truth of Galatians 2:20?
  8. What is your grace story? Have you accepted God’s grace through believing in Jesus? What’s your next step in growing to be like him?


How should a Christian give?

“3P” Giving:

• Proportionate (Deuteronomy 16:17; 2 Corinthians 8:11-12) (NIV)

• Planned (2 Corinthians 9:7; 1 Corinthians 16:1-2; Proverbs 3:9-10) (NIV)

• Progressive (2 Corinthians 8:7; 2 Corinthians 9:6) (NIV)

  Where do our gifts go?




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