Sunday, July 19, 2009

Biblical Facts About Salvation (part 1)

It is Sermon Series Sunday once again and I am so excited to start a new subject that I called: "Biblical Facts About Salvation".
THE FALSE HOPES OF SALVATION
1. Good Works- "For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast." (Ephesians 2:8-9 NIV)
Paul says that through faith a man is justified before God. James said ("You see that a person is justified by what he does and not by faith alone." James 2:24 NIV) that through works a man is justified before man. Paul says faith is the root of justificaion. James says works is the proof of justification.
2. Baptism- "For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel—not with words of human wisdom, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power." (1 Corinthians 1:17 NIV) I did not say this is not important, I am merely stating that this does not bring salvation to our souls. This is some kind of a sealing our souls, marked as "SAVED".
3. Keeping The Laws- "Know that a man is not justified by observing the law, but by faith in Jesus Christ. So we, too, have put our faith in Christ Jesus that we may be justified by faith in Christ and not by observing the law, because by observing the law no one will be justified." (Galatians 2:16 NIV) The Old Testament laws were given to the Jews and that means that we are under the New Testament laws. I did not say the latter is not important anymore, both are important and for edification for our souls.
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This series is from my hand-out notes during our six months Church Membership Class in LWCM , Banilad, Cebu, Philippines. The class was conducted by our Senior Pastor Mel Caparros.

14 comments:

Denise said...

Wonderful, bless you.

Maria@Conversations with Moms said...

Thank you for visiting while I was on vacation.

As usual, you've chosen great quotes to inspire.

Cheri said...

Hi, Grace...

Thanks for visiting our Glass House Ministries blog. I'm glad the video about Tony Melendez inspired you. He is an amazing fellow believer, isn't he?

Blessings!
Cheri

niar said...

hi grace I am back. nice to visit you and read your amazing post..keep in touch grace..

Darlene said...

Hi Grace. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I enjoyed reading your post.

A. K. said...

Hi,
Am so blessed and humbled after reading this post. Keep it up.

josie said...

very uplifting!

Carielle said...

You have a beautiful page! Have a great day!

Marilyn said...

Hi Grace. Thanks for dropping by my blog. I love your uplifting blog. I too love God and he is so good to me. I try and live a giving life.

ATTIC CLUTTER said...

HI Grace..
Oh so nice to get to meet you and see your lovely blog(:)
YES thin pizza crust is delish..and the flour tortilla for a crust is about as thin as you can get (:)
LOL
hope you have a fun day~!! hugs,Patty

Rob said...

A good message, and I'm thankful that we are saved by grace, and not by obligation to the law.

Meryl (proud pinay) said...

hi grace, thanks for sharing these biblical facts..May God bless you.

gem said...

very inspirational.
love to hear about God's words.

Yaya said...

I hope you had a wonderful Sunday Grace.