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Our Faith Is Not by Works: No One Can Boast

Ephesians 2:9, “not a result of works, so that no one may boast.” “How can you be totally sure, right now, that God is pleased with you?” The question was posed by a popular Bible teacher on the television screen. I was in the midst of a weekly women’s Bible study in...

Sola: How the Five Solas Are Still Reforming the Church – James K. Allen, Ed

The heart of what Luther and the reformers discovered during the sixteenth century can be summarized in what we know today as the five solas of the Reformation, namely, that sinners are saved by grace alone (sola gratia), through faith alone (sola fide), in Christ...

Gifts for the Waiting

At this very moment, all around the world, countless human beings are waiting. We do it all the time. You've probably done it recently, and you'll likely do it again soon. Perhaps you're waiting for something right now: an airplane to take off, a letter to arrive, a...

Saved by Amazing Grace

Today is a day to celebrate the grace of God.  "For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God" (Ephesians 2:8). Let those words sink in deep. Grace saves. We can take no credit for all we have and all we are in...

Andrew Davis- The Power of Christian Contentment: Finding Deeper, Richer Christ-Centered Joy

On today’s Equipping You in Grace episode, Dave Jenkins and Andrew Davis discuss the place and importance of contentment in the Christian life and ministry along with his book, The Power of Christian Contentment: Finding Deeper, Richer Christ-Centered Joy (Baker,...

God Deals With Us According to Christ

4 But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, 5 even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), 6 and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the...
Saved by Amazing Grace

Saved by Amazing Grace

Today is a day to celebrate the grace of God.  "For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God" (Ephesians 2:8). Let those words sink in deep. Grace saves. We can take no credit for all we have and all we are in...

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We Were Children of Wrath

We Were Children of Wrath

“in which you once walked according to the [a]course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience, 3 among whom also we all once conducted ourselves in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the...

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Death to Life

Death to Life

“And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins,” (Ephesians 2:1 NKJV) You were dead. The Greek word dead (nekrous) literally means ‘corpse’ or ‘dead body’. Paul is reminding the church of Ephesus they were powerless, trapped in their trespasses and sins....

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