Presentation on theme: "1 Confusion About The Grace of God!. 2 Does the Bible Teach That... My Salvation,... Is All of God,... And None of Me,…? My Salvation,... Is."— Presentation transcript:
2 Does the Bible Teach That... My Salvation,... Is All of God,... And None of Me,…? My Salvation,... Is All of God,... And None of Me,…? From sin and its punishment, He is the only active participant, I have no role or part, No obedience or cooperation of any kind.
3 What Is Not The Issue? Is salvation of God? Are we saved by grace? Is salvation of God? Are we saved by grace? Jonah 2:9 says, “Salvation is of the Lord.” Ephesians 2:8 says, “..for by grace you have been saved through faith;”
4 Is salvation a gift? Can I earn my salvation? Is salvation a gift? Can I earn my salvation? What Is Not The Issue? Ephesians 2:8 says “…It is the gift of God.” Ephesians 2:9 says, “…Not of works, lest any man should boast.”
5 Am I required to do anything to be saved? Does grace exclude all works on my part? How does God save us by grace? Am I required to do anything to be saved? Does grace exclude all works on my part? How does God save us by grace? What Is The Issue?
6 Matthew 7:21 Matthew 7:24-27 Mark10:17 Matthew 7:21 Matthew 7:24-27 Mark10:17 Is Anything Required of Man? “he who does the will of my Father in heaven” “ whoever hears these sayings of mine and does them” “Good Teacher, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?” Why weren’t these people told to do “nothing”?
7 Acts 2:37,38 Acts 9:6 Acts 16:30 Acts 2:37,38 Acts 9:6 Acts 16:30 Is Anything Required of Man? “What shall we do”? “Lord, what do you want me to do?” “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” Why weren’t these people told to do “nothing”?
8 Grace and Works Are Not Mutually Exclusive Matt.6:11 Acts 27:24 Josh.6:2 Acts 15:11 Matt.6:11 Acts 27:24 Josh.6:2 Acts 15:11 Exclude? 2 Thess.3:10 Acts 27:31 Josh.6:3-5,20 Acts 10:35 Does Grace Exclude ALL Works?
9 Works of the Devil (1Jn.3:8) Works of darkness (Eph.5:11) Works of the flesh (Gal.5:19) Works of Law of Moses (Gal.2:16) Not of Works Works of God (Jn.6:28-29) Justified by Works Therefore, grace does not exclude ALL works. Does Grace Exclude ALL Works? (Eph.2:9) (Jam.2:24) Faith Is a Work!! (Jn.6:28-29) Grace does not exclude faith (Eph.2:8)
10 “Faith without works is dead” (Jas.2:20) “For by grace you have been saved through faith” (Eph.2:8) “We have access by faith into this grace” (Rom.5:1,2) GRACE “Not by faith only” (Jas.2:24) Salvation by Grace Through Faith Working Faith (Jas.2:22) (Gal.5:6) Faith Only
11 GRACE Access by Faith Into This Grace “Not of yourselves; It is the gift of God” The Israelites looked at the bronze serpent. (Num.21:8-9) The Israelites marched around Jericho. (Heb.11:30) Naaman dipped 7 times in the Jordan river. (2 Ki. 5:10-14) The blind man washed in the pool of Siloam. (Jn.9:7) “lived”“the walls fell” “clean”“seeing” (Eph.2:8)
12 Access by Faith Into This Grace (Rom.5:2) GRACE Believe “believe to.....the saving of the soul” (Heb.10:39)...salvation” (2Cor.7:10) Confess “confession is made unto......salvation” (Rom.10:10) Repent “repentance leading to... Baptism “baptized for......the remission of sins” (Ac.2:38) “Working through Love” ( Gal.5:6 ) FAITH “And by works faith was made perfect” (Jas.2:22)
13 GOD’S infinite goodness provided GRACE. GRACE provided a SAVIOR. SAVIOR provided SACRIFICE and the Holy Spirit HOLY SPIRIT provided the GOSPEL. GOSPEL provided HEARING and BELIEVING. BELIEF changes the heart and leads to… Repentance Confession Immersion into DEATH BLOOD of SACRIFICE washes away sin. SAVIOR adds us to His BODY OF SAFETY. The Divine Chain Every Part Must Be in Its Place