Getting Grace from God

January 28, 2018 • 11:00 am

Scripture: 2 Corinthians 9:8

Speaker: Pastor Miguel Betancourt II

Series: Grace in Times of Trouble

In the context of giving, Paul states that God's grace is the cause of all goodness in Christians and God's grace overflows to make us generous and sacrificial in our giving while still having enough (sufficiency) for our ourselves. Though found in the context of financial giving to fellow believers, there is nonetheless a wider and more general application that is also very true and encouraging when we face hardships, times of strain and pressure. God's grace abounds in every area of life. Are you getting this grace from God? Here's what you need to know to obtain it.


Part of the series:

Grace in Times of Trouble

A series of messages on the grace of God provided for us in the Gospel to meet those times of strain and pressure,times of trouble.

January 28, 2018 • 11:00 am

Getting Grace from God

Scripture: 2 Corinthians 9:8

Speaker: Pastor Miguel Betancourt II

Series: Grace in Times of Trouble

Synopsis: Each of us goes through times in which we feel a great deal of strain and pressure that comes from a variety of circumstances and responsibilities we face. We also go through hardships and tough times that produce additional strain. The good news is in the Gospel of Christ we have every resource necessary to face whatever God providentially arranges. Today we look at one of those resources -- God's grace.

January 28, 2018 • 6:00 pm

The Dangers of Unused Grace

Scripture: Hebrews 12:15–16

Speaker: Pastor Miguel Betancourt II

Series: Grace in Times of Trouble

Synopsis: What happens if I fail to use God's grace--especially in times of suffering, stress, or times of trouble? Our text reveals three dangers to beware of as part of our responsibility to exercise great oversight and care as we aggressively chase after peace and holiness.

February 4, 2018 • 11:00 am

Emergency Procedures, Part 1

Scripture: 1 Peter 5:5–7

Speaker: Pastor Miguel Betancourt II

Series: Grace in Times of Trouble

Synopsis: Do you have a plan of action in place to follow so that the emergencies of life can be handled biblically? The Apostle Peter admonishes us to arm ourselves with the same mindset Christ had on earth (1 Peter 4:1-2) when we go through times of suffering, times of stress and distress.

February 4, 2018 • 6:00 pm

Emergency Procedures, Part 2

Scripture: 1 Peter 5:5–7

Speaker: Pastor Miguel Betancourt II

Series: Grace in Times of Trouble

Synopsis: Having looked at what "the flesh" is and one of the ways it manifests itself, tonight's message looks at a second way the flesh is manifested and then takes a closer look at our text to grasp the impact of what Peter is really saying.

February 11, 2018 • 11:00 am

The Gospel: Our Pattern for Living, Part 1

Scripture: Colossians 2:6–7

Speaker: Pastor Miguel Betancourt II

Series: Grace in Times of Trouble

Synopsis: Live the Christian life the way you received it! How is that? Our text shows us how!

February 11, 2018 • 6:00 pm

The Gospel: Our Pattern for Living, Part 2

Scripture: Colossians 2:6–7

Speaker: Pastor Miguel Betancourt II

Series: Grace in Times of Trouble

Synopsis: Note the three basic components of the gospel and when we do, the pattern for how we are to live life and handle the troubles of life emerges!

February 25, 2018 • 11:00 am

Overcoming the Overwhelming, Part 1

Scripture: Isaiah 26:3–4

Speaker: Pastor Miguel Betancourt II

Series: Grace in Times of Trouble

Synopsis: God's grace and peace are real; both exist because God does! God's peace does not do its work until God's grace has first done its work! One of the blessed benefits of the Gospel is the provision of peace - both with God and of God. This message takes a look at God's promise of peace as the first step we must take in Overcoming the Overwhelming.

February 25, 2018 • 5:00 pm

Overcoming the Overwhelming, Part 2

Scripture: Isaiah 26:3–4

Speaker: Pastor Miguel Betancourt II

Series: Grace in Times of Trouble

Synopsis: This message deals with the second step in overcoming the overwhelming. Our text indicates if we are to enjoy God's peace, there are certain requirements we must meet. The first of these is especially crucial!

March 4, 2018 • 11:00 am

The Goal of God's Glory

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 10:31

Speaker: Pastor Miguel Betancourt II

Series: Grace in Times of Trouble

Synopsis: What does the Bible mean when it talks about God's glory or glorifying God? What does that look like in life?

March 4, 2018 • 5:00 pm

Overcoming the Overwhelming, Part 3

Scripture: Isaiah 26:3–4

Speaker: Pastor Miguel Betancourt II

Series: Grace in Times of Trouble

Synopsis: The one who experiences the peace God promises doesn't add God to his life in order to find a sense of wholeness and happiness; God has become his life! There is a real difference! What's involved is the pursuit of God not the use of God for one's own benefit!

March 11, 2018 • 11:00 am

The All-Sufficient Resource, Part 1: God Is Trustworthy

Scripture: 2 Corinthians 1:8–12

Speaker: Pastor Miguel Betancourt II

Series: Grace in Times of Trouble

Synopsis: Do you believe God is trustworthy? and always so? Our real answer to that question is seen by how we respond in times of trouble.

March 11, 2018 • 5:00 pm

The All-Sufficient Resource, Part 2: Why People Struggle with Trusting God

Scripture: 2 Corinthians 1:9–10

Speaker: Pastor Miguel Betancourt II

Series: Grace in Times of Trouble

Synopsis: Sometimes people say, "I'm having a hard time trusting God right now." Why is that? Here are three possible reasons.

March 18, 2018 • 11:00 am

The All-Sufficient Resource, Part 3: God's Wisdom

Scripture: 2 Corinthians 1:3–7

Speaker: Pastor Miguel Betancourt II

Series: Grace in Times of Trouble

Synopsis: In this message we see a second characteristic of God that qualifies Him to be our all-sufficient resource and shows He is more than enough for our needs.

March 18, 2018 • 5:00 pm

Using Your Mind Biblically

Scripture: Philippians 4:8

Speaker: Pastor Miguel Betancourt II

Series: Grace in Times of Trouble

Synopsis: If you would enjoy the peace of God, you must use your mind biblically! Here's how to practice doing that.

May 6, 2018 • 11:00 am

The All-Sufficient Resource, Part 4: God's Power

Scripture: 2 Corinthians 1:8–12

Speaker: Pastor Miguel Betancourt II

Series: Grace in Times of Trouble

Synopsis: God has unlimited, unfailing power that is always expressed for His glory and our eternal good. Do you believe that? Enough for it to impact your thinking and the way you view your troubling circumstances?

May 20, 2018 • 11:00 am

The All-Sufficient Resource, Part 5 - God's Love

Scripture: 2 Corinthians 1:3–7

Speaker: Pastor Miguel Betancourt II

Series: Grace in Times of Trouble

Synopsis: When we are either distressed and/or puzzled by troubling times, we are tempted to deny the truthfulness of that little prayer often taught to little children: “God is great; God is good; let us thank Him….” From 2 Corinthians 1, let's see what one of those characteristics of God's goodness we are often tempted to deny -- His love.