Ever ask a child to fill up your glass? Filled to capacity, carrying it across the room – -trying not to spill it.

What makes Christianity different from other religions?  Grace – CS Lewis
“Sufficient” – more than adequate;  grace >= the need
Its Enough for our Salvation Ephesians 2:4-8

* Nicky Cruz Story – from gang leader to a child of the Lord

It Empowers Us to Serve God – (saved for a purpose) 2 Corinthians 9:8

* illustration: microphone unplugged – useless

* I Corinthians 15:10 – grace gives a new identity – I am somebody
It Establishes Us in Suffering

– Suffering / pain is not good in and of itself…only when mixed with grace. (great potential)