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1 Salvation By Grace Through Faith Eph 2:8-9 …

2 Salvation By Grace Through Faith Eph 2:8-9 Salvation By Grace Through Faith Eph 2:8-9

3 Salvation By Grace Through Faith Eph 2:8-9 Noah & The Flood Gen 6  A story of salvation  A depraved world vv. 5-7  God is personally affected by man’s sin  Noah = an “exception” v. 8 Rom 12:2  God’s plan vv  Specifics sometimes matter vv

4 Salvation By Grace Through Faith Eph 2:8-9 Noah & The Flood Gen 6  God’s plan vv  Interested in a covenant with man v. 18  Noah’s obedience v. 22  Noah’s faith Heb 11:7

5 Salvation By Grace Through Faith Eph 2:8-9 For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, that no one should boast. Eph 2:8-9 Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD. Gen 6:8 By faith Noah… Heb 11:7 Thus Noah did; according to all that God had commanded him, so he did.

6 Salvation By Grace Through Faith Eph 2:8-9 Israel At The Red Sea Ex 14  A story of redemption  A decisive moment vv  Initial trust, reverence 12:27b-28, 35, 50  A tough moment now…cynicism, doubt  God’s solution vv. 13, 16, 21-22, 30  A “plan” man might not choose Isa 55:8-9

7 Salvation By Grace Through Faith Eph 2:8-9 Israel At The Red Sea Ex 14  Israel’s faith Heb 11:29

8 Salvation By Grace Through Faith Eph 2:8-9 For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, that no one should boast. Eph 2:8-9 Stand by & see the salvation of the Lord... Ex 14:13 By faith Israel… Heb 11:29 The sons of Israel went through the midst of the sea on the dry land…

9 Salvation By Grace Through Faith Eph 2:8-9 The Battle Of Jericho Josh 6  A story of victory  A tremendous challenge v. 1  A situation already settled with God v. 2  Israel couldn’t have the city just because God said He had given it to them  Jericho would not have been so impressed

10 Salvation By Grace Through Faith Eph 2:8-9 The Battle Of Jericho Josh 6  God’s instructions vv. 3-5, 8-20  Might not seem rational, “logical”  Would have been easy to disbelieve, doubt  One thing for certain Ù no matter what our “opinion” is…God expects His will to be respected & obeyed vv :1-26  Israel’s faith Heb 11:30

11 Salvation By Grace Through Faith Eph 2:8-9 For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, that no one should boast. Eph 2:8-9 I have given Jericho into your hand... Josh 6:2 By faith Israel… Heb 11:30 They marched…blew the trumpets… shouted…went straight ahead

12 Salvation By Grace Through Faith Eph 2:8-9 Conclusion  Each story illustrates this powerful truth  God’s gracious offer  Man’s faith in what God has said  Man’s obedience is never negated despite the fact God has a gracious offer  POINT Ù grace can have conditions

13 Salvation By Grace Through Faith Eph 2:8-9 Conclusion  We desire salvation…need redemption… want victory  The same “formula” (template) must be applied by us to gain God’s gift today  Aspects we might not fully understand?  Hard to rationalize in our own minds?

14 Salvation By Grace Through Faith Eph 2:8-9 Noah found grace Noah had faith Noah obeyed 4 Built the ark re: specs 4 Gathered animals God “saved” Israel Israel had faith Israel obeyed 4 Had to walk between the walls of water God’s “gift” at Jericho Israel had faith Israel obeyed 4 Had to march, blow, shout, respect the ban God’s “gift” for YOU Do you have faith? Will you obey? 4 Believe 4 Repent 4 Confess 4 Baptism

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