Hiya girls. We start our new study of this next week. I'm pretty far ahead so I know what we're doing, but I've also ordered the DVD of Nancy Leigh DeMoss teaching. She is my FAVORITE Bible teacher (move over, Beth Moore) :).
I'm in the chapter now about grace. Check out this snippet from day 2:
"By His grace God did for us what we could not do for ourselves: He gave us life for death and pardon for condemnation. At the cross, God satisfied His own vengeance, met His own demands of justice, extended mercy, and then added the surprise of His grace. Having punished sin, God forgave sinners; then He went on to adopt all who would believe, making them fellow heirs with His only Son. Such is the extravagant love and grace of God." p. 87 Seeking Him by Nancy Leigh DeMoss and Tim Grissom
THIS IS THE GOSPEL. This is much more than "asking Jesus into your heart." Think about this!
Here's our scripture memory verse (let's see if I can remember it without looking!)
Let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace that we may receive mercy and find grace in our time of need. Hebrews 4:16
(I got most of it, but switched a few words around. Better keep practicing!)
Great, great stuff here!