Sun, Apr 19, 2020
Passage: Ephesians 2:10
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 1 hr 5 mins 54 secs
What role do good works play in our Christian life? Listen to this lesson to learn that performing good works is not necessary for salvation but still holds significance when we are walking by means of the Holy Spirit. Find out what God’s goal and purpose is for believers. Understand the difference between justification and sanctification. See who “we” and “you” refer to in the text. Find out what it means that believers are created in righteousness and how that enables us to perform good works.
Sun, May 21, 2017
Passage: Matthew 25:31-46 & James 2:18-24
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 55 mins 2 secs
If you’re truly saved, does it always mean you’ll perform good works? Listen to this lesson to hear three views on how to get into Heaven and which is the correct one.. Learn about three gospels and how all include belief in the Messiah and are on the basis of faith and grace. See that faith plus works is a false gospel. Understand that in James 2, he is talking to believers and urging them to apply what they believe to their lives. Learn what being “swift to hear” means. When talking to unbelievers, let them know they need to believe in Christ as their Savior in order to go to Heaven.
Sun, Apr 15, 2012
Passage: Colossians 2:20-3:7 & Romans 6:1-22
Series: Colossians (2011)
Duration: 53 mins 19 secs
Legalism has been described as a list of things one should and shouldn’t do, and, by adhering to that list God will bless us. It reduces spirituality to morality. Is there anything wrong in aspiring to Biblical standards? No, as long as we understand that adhering to standards does not cause us to grow spiritually nor does it cause God to bless us. Every spiritual blessing already belonged to us at the moment we believed. All we have to do is live in light of that reality. How is that accomplished?For a believer, dominion of the sin nature died with Christ. To have new life the old life must die. Because our sin nature died with Christ (though our new natures continue to war with it during this life), we have the new life Christ’s resurrection makes possible. Our new life in Christ is empowered only by another gift, the Holy Spirit – something an unbeliever cannot have, no matter how moral.