According to my understanding based upon what I have generally heard taught through the years my answer is no. Seldom did I hear a sermon on grace when I was growing up, and I can’t remember any of them being taught to extol or thank God, but rather to advocate the ideas that good works contribute to our salvation and that the New Covenant scriptures are a law or written code with which we must correctly and circumspectly comply to be saved. The end result was that salvation is not really a gift of God.
Oh, I heard Ephesians 2:8 quoted many times, but seldom without a rejoinder. The rejoinder was essentially this: We are to do the best we can and then God’s grace kicks in to make up the difference or where we fall short. We wanted it both ways and so taught (many still do), but we can’t have it both ways. We are either set right with God through Jesus’ work as our representative or through our own performance. Either we seek a righteousness that comes from God through faith (Romans 9:30-32; Philippians 3:9) or we seek a righteousness of our own establishment. God’s grace is not something earned.
Obviously this doesn’t set well with the legalists of the one cup Church of Christ, or any legalists. They want good works, especially adherence to their views on the identifying marks of the party, to be determinative and not indicative of one’s salvation. They want good works to be the cause of (at least partially) divine favor and not the thankful fruit of being saved.
It is interesting that the legalists will twist what James says in James 2:17 to support their assertions, yet just prior it is James who indicates we cannot be saved by keeping a law (James 2:10). Common sense tells us that we cannot be saved by our own good works or obedience. Who among us will declare that they are perfect? We have to rely completely on the One who did live perfectly here on this earth. It is in him that we are found righteous (2 Corinthians 5:21).
When I look back on my own life and realize that as a young legalistic whippersnapper I had the audacity to think and teach that salvation was a result at least partially of one’s own personal rightness I shudder at my infringing upon the glory and honor and praise that belong to God alone. Thank goodness for His grace!