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Week 1: Grace that Transforms

 

Key Verse: 

They only heard a report about me: “The man who used to harass us now preaches the faith that he once tried to destroy.” — Galatians 1:23 (CEB)

Key Concept:

Just as God transformed Paul from persecutor to preacher through grace, by grace God will transform our lives and worldview. 

Resources for this week include:

  • Worship Helps: This resource includes traditional and contemporary elements for worship such as calls to worship, prayers, music suggestion, and an Eastertide worship symbol.
  • Sermon Seeds: Background on the text, theological reflection, and suggestions for life application are provided for those who are preaching on Galatians 1 this week.
  • Bible Study Overview and Discussion Questions: Small groups are invited to read a short overview of Galatians 1 and discuss these questions as they reflect on “Grace that Transforms.”
  • Children’s Curriculum: This material is designed for elementary children to experience the way God’s grace transforms. It can be used for Sunday school or a mid-week gathering.