HOW TO BE A GRACIOUS PERSON
Sunday morning, April 28, 1991
Matt. 10:8 "...Freely you have received, freely give."
I Cor. 4:7 "For who makes you different from anyone else? What
do you have that you did not receive? And if you did receive it,
why do you boast as though you did not?"
II Cor. 8:7 "But just as you excel in everything--in faith, in
speech, in knowledge, in complete earnestness and in your love
for us--see that you also excel in this grace of giving."
_________ IS RECEIVING WHAT YOU DESERVE.
_________ IS NOT RECEIVING WHAT YOU DESERVE.
_________ IS RECEIVING WHAT YOU DO NOT DESERVE.
I. GRACE SHAPES ______________.
Mark 14:3 While he was in Bethany, reclining at the table in
the home of a man known as Simon the Leper, a woman came with an
alabaster jar of very expensive perfume, made of pure nard. She
broke the jar and poured the perfume on his head.
"Poor character is to recieve much in favorable circumstances
and to _____ nothing away. Good character is to recieve little
in unfavorable circumstances and still have much to _____ away."
II. GRACE SHAPES _____________.
Mark 14:4-5 Some of those present were saying indignantly to
one another, "Why this waste of perfume? It could have been sold
for more than a year's wages and the money given to the poor."
And they rebuked her harshly.
"Think your way into a new way of ___________,
or behave your way into a new way of thinking?"
III. GRACE SHAPES ____________.
Mark 14:6-8 "Leave her alone," said Jesus ...
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