My Experience of Grace – Module 1.3 Worksheet
Instructions: Assignment #3. Download and complete the Module 1.3 Worksheet.
Think about your spiritual journey and identify several turning points – this could be your conversion or another time when God transformed your life. (Your transformation could have been quick, in a day – like Paul on the Damascus Road – or slow, over years like John Wesley, who sought his transformational experience from the voyage to Georgia (October 14, 1735) until Aldersgate (May 24, 1738).
God transforms our life – this is an experience of justifying grace. On either side of the large heart, please make some notes about your experience and answer the questions there. You will be sharing this in your small group. (This is like being born. Or born again!)
God prepares us for a time of transformation – this is prevenient grace operating in our life. (This is where God begins to make disciples and we want to understand what God does, look for patterns in our experience, and understand how God uses people to prepare others to have a transformational experience – because God can use us in the same way.) In the box to the left, consider everything that preceded your transformation and answer the questions there. You will be sharing this in your small group. (This is like growing in the womb.)
God acts after transformation to help us to grow and to consolidate what we have learned and experienced – this is sanctifying grace at work in our life. In the box to the right, consider everything that followed your transformation to bring it to completion and answer the questions there. You will be sharing this in your small group. (This is like growing up after we are born.)
The important goal of this assignment is to identify names of people whom God used to minister to you in a time of justifying grace, in prevenient grace and in sanctifying grace.
*Reflection Question 1.1.5:
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