4. Wesley defined God operating in Grace using three terms. Rapidly growing churches raise their level of competence by working diligently in cooperation with God in all three kinds of grace. (A church tends to grow to their level of competence.)
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Prevenient >>>>> Justifying >>>>> Sanctifying>>>
Prevenient Grace is God working to bring people to Christ; it’s about going and making disciples (Matthew 28:19). Prevenient grace prepares us to become disciples. (BEFORE)
Justifying Grace is God making a person a Christian (Romans 3:24, 5:1, 10:9-10).
It usually involves a change of heart and is often emotional. It is a time of transition.
Sanctifying Grace is God working to mature people in Christ; it’s about teaching disciples to observe all that Christ has commanded (Matthew 28:20). (AFTER)
*Reflection Question 1.2.1:
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