Chapter OneSession 1
A Beautiful Word,
a Powerful Concept
Questions to Consider
What does the word grace mean?
In what ways do we see the power-and the
absence-of grace in our everyday lives and in our
How did Jesus model grace?
What impact should grace have on our world?
A Word Packed with Meaning
What comes to mind when you hear the word grace?
A religious word that draws a blank
A word that makes me uncomfortable
A word that gives me hope
The story of my life
A yearning I feel inside
What words or phrases can you think of that contain the word grace or some form of this word?
How would you define the word grace?
Philip Yancey: "I'm convinced that the future of the church in
this new century depends on how well we master this notion of
Philip Yancey: "I wrote this book because grace is not the first
word that comes to mind when people think of Christians."
Philip Yancey: "Gordon MacDonald once said, 'Grace is the
one thing the church has that you can't get anywhere else.'"
Philip Yancey: "Never, ever, underestimate the power of grace.
It is a gift from God, and it holds within it a supernatural
Philip Yancey: "Grace is a gift, free of charge, on the house. You
only have to do one thing to receive a gift: open your hands."