Have you ever heard someone say, "Salvation is free, but it will cost you everything" or "If Jesus is not Lord of all, He is not Lord at all"? These clichés have been repeated so often, many people assume they are true. Click on 2 above to continue.
These clever sounding sayings are actually misleading and unbiblical because they imply that we are saved, not by faith in Jesus Christ alone, but by paying some kind of price or cost, or making some kind of personal sacrifice, or being submissive and obedient, or doing good works, etc.When a preacher, teacher, or evangelist tells an unsaved person that they need to completely submit, surrender or promise to be obedient, they are asking them to do the impossible! Even worse, they are asking them to do what God has not asked them to do!Click on 3 above.
The Bible makes it clear that an unbeliever is utterly powerless to do anything righteous or pleasing to God (Romans 8:8, Isaiah 64:6). If personal righteousness, submission and devotion are necessary for a person to be saved, then no one could be saved. "There is no one righteous, not even one. There is no one who does good, no one who seeks God" (Romans 3:10).Click on 4 above.
Our attempts at submission and obedience are not only inadequate, but they are tainted and polluted by our inherent sinfulness. They are offensive and utterly unacceptable to God! The only one who who can save us from our sin and self-righteousness is Jesus Christ. Only His death on the cross is accepted by God the Father as payment for our sins and justification! Click on 5 above.
The Bible makes it clear that we are only made right with God by simple childlike faith in Jesus Christ alone - totally apart from our personal submission, devotion, and obedience. It's is only after we are saved by grace that the Holy Spirit begins to produce His fruit in our lives. Read another article about this subject, here.
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Most people start in the book of Genesis, but when they get to Leviticus or Deuteronomy, they often give up. What they may not realize is that there's a better place to begin! [Click on 2 above to continue]
Every book of the Bible was written to a specific audience, for a specific purpose, at a specific time. As a result, some books are more pertinent and relevant to us than others. Two of these books, the Gospel of John and the Book of Romans, are primary and foundational. These two books hold the key to understanding the message and meaning of the entire Bible. [Click on 3 above]
The Gospel of Johnwas written to present an accurate and easy-to-understand biography of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. John records several personal interactions Jesus had with people just like us. He also includes word pictures and illustrations that are simple to comprehend and yet profound in their meaning. [Click #4 above]
The Book of Romans was written to explain the most essential truths of the Bible. As a result, it helps us understand the Old Testament, the four New Testament Gospels and the Book of Acts. Therefore, Romans is the starting point for all Bible study! [Click on 5 above]
Here is a simple 21-day plan for reading the Gospel of John. Just read one chapter of the Gospel of John each day. If you miss a day, just pick up where you left off the next day. If you have difficulty understanding a chapter, read it twice. Our 21-day plan for Romans is a little different.Start by reading Romans 3:19-31 & Romans 4:1-8 once a day for the first five days.Note: These two passages are most important!Then, on day six, begin with chapter one and read one chapter each day until you finish chapter 16.If you have any difficulty understanding a chapter, read it twice. If you have any questions,let us know.The Gospel of John and the Book of Romans are life-changing! If you follow through and complete both 21 day plans, I assure you that you will experience God's grace and power in new and dynamic ways.
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