SAVED BY GRACE ONLY
EPHESIANS in Chapter two tells us that in the coming ages, by God’s incomparable riches of his grace, as expressed in his kindness to us in Christ, to be saved, as the gift of God through his workmanship. It is a gift of love, of reconciliation and healing and also a choice that we can accept or reject freely. In Chapter one/11-14, it is written, ‘In him we were also chosen in conformity with the purpose of HIS will, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will…….
When you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and having believed you were marked in him with a seal, the promised holy spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance, until the redemption of those who are God’s possession-to the praise of his glory. Timothy Chapter three. Verse 16-
(Praise God!) ‘ALL’ scripture is God breathed and vital for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness.
17. So then a person of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. 4/2 ‘Preach’ the word, be prepared in season and out of season, connect, rebuke and encourage with great patience and careful instruction.
Verse 3. For, the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside in myths
5. But you will keep your head in all situations, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist. I am already being poured out like a drink offering and the time has come for my departure. 7. I have fought the fight and have finished the race, I have kept the faith and (verse 17) the Lord stood at my side and gave me strength so the message was fully proclaimed and all the Gentiles might hear it. May these passages convict and bring you closer to your God with increased faith.
Key words – God’s incomparable grace and kindness.
Being saved is a gift of love and healing and a choice.
Being chosen in conformity of his will.
The promised Holy Spirit is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance.
All scripture is God breathed and vital for teaching etc.
so that a person of God may be equipped for good work.
Preach the word in season and out. The time will come when men will
not put up with sound doctrine. Endure hardship but do the work of an Evangelist. Connect, endure and encourage with great patience and careful instruction.