Presentation on theme: "FAITH: A Gift of God’s Grace Exploring the Truths and Significance of Ephesians 2:8-10."— Presentation transcript:
FAITH: A Gift of God’s Grace Exploring the Truths and Significance of Ephesians 2:8-10
How We Got Here Chosen Redeemed Plan of Redemption Revealed Sealed by the Spirit Made the Inheritance of God Were Dead in Trespasses and Sin Made Alive with Christ Destined for the Ages of His Kindness
All is a Gift of Grace 8 For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God;
No One May Boast in Themselves 9 not as a result of works, so that no one may boast.
Created in Christ for Good Works 10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.
Guarding against mere “Mental Assent” Titus 2:11-14 For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all men, instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age, looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus, who gave Himself for us to redeem us from every lawless deed, and to purify for Himself a people for His own possession, zealous for good deeds.
A Living Faith is a Saving Faith James 2:14-17 What use is it, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but he has no works? Can that faith save him? If a brother or sister is without clothing and in need of daily food, and one of you says to them, "Go in peace, be warmed and be filled," and yet you do not give them what is necessary for their body, what use is that? Even so faith, if it has no works, is dead, being by itself.
Why Faith is Such a Glorious Gift 1) A Living Faith is Preserved by God: 1 Peter 1:3-5 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to obtain an inheritance which is imperishable and undefiled and will not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, who are protected by the power of God through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
Why Faith is Such a Glorious Gift 2) A Living Faith Produces Galatians 5:6 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything, but faith working through love.
Cling to “Compatibalism” Definition of Compatibalism: Two Unassailable Truths 1) God is Sovereign 2) Humans are morally responsible beings and are “free” to choose what they want
Relating “Compatibalism” to Faith A Living Faith is Given by God A Living Faith is Exercised by Humans
Application: Work out Your Salvation in Fear and Trembling PHI 1:6 For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus. PHI 2:12-13So then, my beloved, just as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your salvation with fear and trembling; for it is God who is at work in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure.