Monday, October 1 “Amazing grace… That saved a wretch like me!”
Read Ephesians 2:1-10. What makes God’s grace so amazing? After reading this, what comes to mind when you sing, “That saved a wretch like me!”
Tuesday, October 2 “I once was lost but now am found”
Read Luke 15. Jesus spends the whole chapter on finding what was lost. What is lost? Who is lost? How are they found?
Wednesday, October 3 “dangers toils and snares” “when this flesh and heart shall fail”
Read Psalm 73. What is the struggle of the Psalmist? What assurance does he express? What are your struggles? What is your assurance?
Thursday, October 4 “His grace has brought me safe thus far, His grace will lead me home.”
Read Hebrews 4. How is Sabbath rest our “home?” What does it look like for us to rest in the grace of God every day?
Friday, October 5 “In heaven’s joy and peace.”
Read Romans 5. Paul describes our peace with God and in the next breath talks about suffering, perseverance, character and hope. How can this be?
Saturday, October 6 “bright shining as the sun”
Read Revelation 22:1-5. Revelation is filled with rich imagery and symbolism. What does the grace of God ultimately win for us? How will that assurance keep you going today?
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Listen to “Amazing Grace” sung by Susan Boyle
Amazing Grace by John Newton
Amazing grace—how sweet the sound—
That saved a wretch like me!
I once was lost but now am found,
Was blind but now I see!
The Lord has promised good to me,
His Word my hope secures;
He will my shield and portion be
As long as life endures.
Through many dangers, toils, and snares
I have already come;
His grace has brought me safe thus far,
His grace will lead me home.
Yes, when this flesh and heart shall fail
And mortal life shall cease,
Amazing grace shall then prevail
In heaven’s joy and peace.
When we’ve been there ten thousand years,
Bright shining as the sun,
We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise
Than when we’d first begun.