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Slave to sin - a Christian perspective
Paul asks us facetiously in Romans if we should continue to be slaves to sin so that God's grace might abound. The logic is that if we sin more God has more to forgive. Q.E.D. God would be more merciful. However, since we are now dead to sin and no longer its slave we should instead strive for righteousness.
Works in the Bible: Ephesians 2:8-10
Good works are an important part of following Christ--they are tangible outgrowths of our faith. But good works by themselves are not enough to save us; salvation must come through faith. This passage forms the basis of the belief that we are "saved by grace alone, through faith."
Grace in the Bible: James 4:6
Grace is receiving an undeserved approval from God. In this verse in James, we are told that God willingly gives grace to those that are humble and opposes those who are proud.
Repentance in the Bible: Acts 3:19
One of the greatest promises in the Bible is God's assurance that when we repent of our sins, He casts them away and replaces them with His peace and forgiveness. Repentance isn't just about wiping our slate clean--it's about finding renewed purposes and receiving a "refreshing" from God.
Devotional : One Answer
If we were to die today and meet Jesus at the gates of Heaven, what could we say to convince Him that we should be allowed into paradise? Could we tell Jesus that we prayed to be saved when we were young? Could we tell Jesus that we tried our best to live a good life? What kind of answer would suffice? This devotional looks at what scripture proclaims to be the one and only answer we should be prepared to offer.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries, Inc. - The Trouble With Being a Winner - #8211 | Radio Program | A Life That Matters
Chuck Colson knows about abusing power and paying for it. He spent time in prison for his corruption-related activities in the Nixon administration. He said the Governor of Illinois had the same cancer that has brought down so many successful people. Colson called it the "spiritual cancer" of pride.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries, Inc. - How to Get Justice When You've Been Hurt - #9177 | Radio Program | A Life That Matters
I’ve seen on the news…we’ve all seen way too many times, stunned and sobbing students, holding each other tightly, trying to cope with the unthinkable that just happened—another campus shooting. This one was the largest mass shooting in U. S. history—Virginia Tech, remember, 32 people killed. One was 19-year-old Mary Read, and on the day of her funeral, her father found her little red notebook, and he read her final entry at the funeral. She said, “When a deep injury is done us, we never recover until we forgive.”
2 Peter 1: 1-4 - Into Thy Word Ministries
His Divine Power is Given! Peter sends his greetings and blessings with solemn humbleness and intimacy to the people in the faith.
1 Peter 5: 10-14 - Into Thy Word Ministries
Depend on God’s Grace! Have you considered how kind God is with us (even when we are in the depths of stress and despair), how His hand is guiding, and how He will restore us for our benefit and His glory?
1 Peter 1: 3-12 - Into Thy Word Ministries
Christ our Redeemer! We are chosen and given our new birth! We live in hope! As Christians, we have God’s abundant mercy, hope, and...