Filter everything in life through the filter of grace. In Chapter 7 Stephen preaches the longest sermon in the book of Acts.
Lesson 1: from Stephen: Nothing is more important than the Gospel of Grace through Jesus Christ.Andy Stanley: There is an unsettling solution for just about everything, and we can sum it up in one word. Grace. It’s the undeserved, unearned, unearnable favor that Jesus came to offer us."As God is exalted to the right place in our lives, a thousand problems are solved all at once." AW Tozer
Lesson 2: Overflowing grace manifests itself in service.
Lesson 3: Overflowing grace makes ordinary people extra-ordinary.
Lesson 4: Overflowing grace allows u to relinquish control. Anger is a control issue. The secret of peace is to relinquish control. Hebrews 4:15-16
15 For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin.
16 Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
Lesson 5: Overflowing grace leads to complete trust.
The sermons we preach through pain are amplified/louder than in our blessings.
To the degree we understand the Gospel of Grace, we will be able to endure suffering.