2 Corinthians 6:1-2 And working together with Him, we also urge you not to receive the grace of God in vain — for He says, “AT THE ACCEPTABLE TIME I LISTENED TO YOU, ​AND ON THE DAY OF SALVATION I HELPED YOU.” ​Behold, now is “THE ACCEPTABLE TIME,” behold, now is “THE DAY OF SALVATION.”


Grace Now

  • 2 Corinthians 6:1 “And working together with Him, we also urge you not to receive the grace of God in vain.”
  • Receive the grace of God; we are all recipients of what we do not deserve
  • It’s all yours and mine by grace; it’s not earned by any effort on our own
  • We cannot be good enough, strong enough, wise enough, or holy enough to earn the favor, blessing, or goodness of God
  • Your life, breath, talent, capacity, salvation, and calling all originate in the grace of God
  • None of those things would be available if it weren’t for God being a God of grace
  • Of all the possible postures the God of all things could take – he chose grace
  • The promises and favor of God come by grace; your healing, provision, breakthrough, next level, abundance, future
  • It comes as a gift that is received by faith

Favor Now

  • 2 Corinthians 6:2 “for he says ‘At the acceptable time I listened to you, and on the day of salvation I helped you. Behold, now is the acceptable time.’“
  • “Acceptable” is the same word as “favor”
  • Luke 4:18-19; Jesus says he is anointed to proclaim the favorable year of the Lord
  • God is a God of favor and he desires to pour it out on your life
  • Favor is when God blesses the work of your hands, your relationships go well, people look on you with favor, and life works for you
  • There are four elements of God’s favor: the anointing, the proclamation, the favor, the year 
  • Change the words of your mouth to reflect the favor of the Lord
  • Psalm 5:12 “For it is You who blesses the righteous man, O LORD, You surround him with favor as with a shield.”

Salvation Now

  • Ephesians 2:8 “For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God”
  • Now is the day of salvation; grace gives, faith receives
  • Salvation is not just a ticket to heaven; it includes all that God has to offer his children
  • God is “previous,” the originator of all: salvation is all about God’s work
  • Know that God is working on tomorrow this day
  • God is up to something great in your life today


Facilitating Discussion

  1. How are you embracing the “now” that God is doing in this new season ahead?
  2. What words of favor are declaring over your life and our church?