OPENING PRAYER: Father, help me to serve You acceptably with reverence and godly fear throughout my life in Jesus’ name. (Scroll down for RCCG Sunday School 13 August 2023 HYMN)


PREVIOUS KNOWLEDGE: The teacher should allow the Assistant Teacher to review the previous week’s lesson.

MEMORY VERSE: “Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear:” – Hebrews 12:28 (KJV)

BIBLE PASSAGE: 2 Corinthians 8:6-9 (KJV)

6 Insomuch that we desired Titus, that as he had begun, so he would also finish in you the same grace also.

7 Therefore, as ye abound in everything, in faith, and utterance, and knowledge, and in all diligence, and in your love to us, see that ye abound in this grace also.

8 I speak not by commandment, but by occasion of the forwardness of others, and to prove the sincerity of your love.

9 For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.



In addition to the description of ‘Grace’ given in the previous lesson, Grace can also be referred to as the divine influence in a human heart that reflects on the outside. It produces favour, beauty, goodwill, loveliness, and ability. It increases as one grows in the knowledge of God’s word (2 Peter 3:18). We shall therefore consider the various dimensions of grace mentioned in the Bible as well as some actions that can be taken with or against grace.

TEXT REVIEW: 2 Corinthians 8:6-9.

Apart from grace mention five things Apostle Paul admonished the brethren in Corinth to abound in according to the passage.
i. ……………………………….
ii. ………………………………
iii. ………………………………
iv. ………………………………
v. ……………………………….


The teacher should give the following Scriptures to the students and ask them to identify the types/dimension of grace they contain.

i. Psalm 145:9; Matthew 5:45. (Common Grace).
ii. Ephesians 2:4-9; Titus 2:11. (Saving Grace).
iii. 2 Corinthian 4:15. (Abundant Grace).
iv. Titus 2:12; 1John 2:15-16. (Sanctifying Grace).
v. Romans 6:14; Jude 1:24-25. (Sustaining Grace).
vi. Philippians 4:13; Luke 1:37. (Supernatural/Enabling Grace).
vii. Romans 12:6; Ephesians 4:7. (Service/Gifting Grace).
viii. 2 Corinthians 9:8; 1 Peter 5:10. (Sufficient Grace).
ix. 1 Samuel 17:36-37. (Victorious Grace).
x. Genesis 22:9-10; 2 Corinthians 12:15. (Sacrificial Grace).
xi. Acts 4:33. (Great Grace).
xii. 1 Corinthians 9:27. (Eternal Grace).



The teacher should summarize this outline by stating that the access key to the grace is the degree of one’s connection with Christ and the desire to grow in Him. John 15:5; Philippians 4:13; 2 Peter 3:18:


i. You can attract blessings through grace. Acts 4:23; Psalm 84:11.
ii. Grace can impact faith. Acts 18:27.
iii. Grace can make one become God’s elect. Romans 11:5.
iv. You can become bold/courageous through grace. 1 Corinthians 15:10.
v. Believers receive a call into ministry by grace. Galatians 1:15.
vi. Through grace, believers render acceptable services to God. Hebrews 12:28.
vii. Through grace, believers can give the right answers to questions or human riddles. Colossians 4:6.
viii. Grace releases strength to believers. 2 Timothy 2:1.
ix. Grace gives help in the time of need. Hebrews 4:16.
x. Grace brings hope. 2 Thessalonians 2:16.

i. Receive grace in vain. 2 Corinthians 6:1.

ii. Frustrate grace in one’s life. Galatians 2:21.
iii. Fall from grace. Gal.1:6-8; 5:4.
iv. Fail of the grace of God. Hebrews 12:15.
v. Turn grace into lasciviousness. Jude 4.
vi. Sin in spite of grace. Romans 6:1.
vii. Reject grace through pride. James 4:6.

SUMMARY: We can grow in grace, benefit from grace and also offend grace. The choice is ours.

CONCLUSION: Every believer must aspire to grow in grace (2 Pet.3:18). It is a dangerous thing to abuse grace despite its benefits.


  1. State the dimensions of Grace known to you.
  2. What can you do with/against grace?

i. What are the dimensions of grace?

ii. What should you do and not do to grace?

CLOSING PRAYER: Almighty Father, let my life reflect Your grace always.

ASSIGNMENT: Identify with any two of the dimensions of grace above and state how they have worked for you (5×2=10 Marks).