Thursday Thoughts for Parents | "Unexpected Delight"

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This post is based on C.J. Mahaney's sermon, Unexpected Delight, given on October 8, 2017.


Grace was one of Peter's favorite words. He wanted to make sure that his readers knew that the gracious disposition of God toward sinners was the ultimate mystery in the Bible. The implications of this reality are enormous as we consider the fact that our sin deserves nothing less than His full wrath. Instead, we are given what is contrary to our merit. CJ reminded us this week that our confidence in the God of all grace was the basis for joy in our conversion because the Judge has become our Savior. Looking behind God’s action toward us in our conversion, CJ reminded us that we find “the God of all grace who called us, smiling at us, filled with divine action for us. That is worth getting excited about!

Read 1 Pet. 5:10-11

  • How do you distinguish between undeserved grace and ill-deserved grace?
  • Parents, please ask your kids this question. “When you think of going to ‘see’ God, are you frightened by that thought or comforted by it and why?”
  • How does the gospel extinguish all fear of future shame and guilt?
  • CJ introduced the idea of applying future joy in the present. What effect would that have on our daily life? Would we experience more amazement toward God? What else could we anticipate experiencing?


[Post written by Tyson Ziegler]