Grace Anatomy - The Amazing Presence of God
Scripture Lesson: 2 Corinthians 12:9
These understandings of grace do not exist in isolation. Together, they form a way of seeing and experiencing the Christian life as an ongoing, dynamic process. John Wesley used the metaphor of the house to explain this concept. He saw prevenient grace as the porch of the house, an entryway, that invites us to come further. Justifying grace is the door into the house. We must open it and come inside if we truly are to experience and know the whole house. Sanctifying grace is learning to live in and grow in the whole house.
Teaching and learning are important ways through which we allow the Holy Spirit access to our heart, mind, and will. As the amazing Holy Spirit works in us, we are transformed into the image of Christ. The intent of our teaching is to inform and to form, to create conditions in which persons can open themselves to God and where the ongoing work of transformation can begin. It is amazing grace!