Contributed on Oct 2, 2017
Grace refers to God lavishing us with free gifts, His undeserved and unearned favor. His gifts include salvation, forgiveness of sins, endurance, strengthening and encouragement, the virtues he develops in us, and a host of other gracious gifts.
By Grace Alone (Romans 11:6, 4:16, Ephesians 2:8-9) 1. There is a joke on the net that makes a good point about salvation by grace. A man dies and goes to heaven. The admittance angel meets him at the pearly gates. The angel says, "Here's how it works. You need 100 points to make it into ...read more
Contributed on Oct 9, 2017
The concept that we are saved by grace alone through faith alone is a solidly Biblical teaching. Last week, we looked at grace, this week we will examine the idea of faith alone. Both grace and faith are exclusive and must stand alone.
Through Faith Alone (Romans 3:23-28) 1. I had a good time visiting Dale and Katie Daniels and Mary Ann Bolinger in Warsaw/Winona Lake area. I went from there to Luke’s house. But the GPS had me go too far south and then took me back north. It got me there, but it was complicated and ...read more
Contributed on Oct 23, 2017
God saves us by His grace alone, that grace is activated by faith alone, and that faith is directed toward the Person and work of Jesus Christ alone.
In Christ Alone (Acts 4:12) 1. Great time in VA., 2. A couple of days in DC at art museums…image of God and the sinful human nature. You also can see how lost people are, trying to figure out life w/out God’s Word as inspired revelation. Searching blindly. 3. Older artists were often ...read more
Contributed on Sep 25, 2017
God reigns in our lives and churches to the degree that we allow Him to set the agenda through His Word.
The Scriptures: The Only Infallible Authority for the Things of God (2 Timothy 3:15-17) 1.On October 31, we will mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the Wittenberg church door for discussion, an annual event every October 31st. 2. Reformation ...read more
Contributed on Oct 30, 2017
Solo Deo Gloria — to the glory of God alone — means that the entire process of salvation — and creation, for that matter — has as its goal glorifying God.
To God’s Glory Alone (Ephesians 2:8-10) 1. Some people do not get it. I handed the teller at my bank a withdrawal slip for $400.00 I said “May I have large bills, please”. She looked at me and said “I’m sorry sir, all the bills are the same size.” I explained it to her. 2. When we talk ...read more