Sermons on Salvation

God’s Work of Art

Works (good deeds, the fruit of the Spirit) are an essential part of the Christian life. They do not justify us before God, but they do define us after we have been forgiven. Forgiveness (justification) and life transformation (sanctification) are separate but dynamically linked. It is inevitable that a true Christian will visibly demonstrate evidence…

But God

After coming through the gloom and stark reality of our basic fallen nature in Eph 2:1-3, Paul is now able to demonstrate the contrast between what we were by nature and what we are by grace. He describes the reason God rescued us (his own mercy), our status as coheirs of Christ (seated with him),…

Failing Forward

Have you ever failed repeatedly? What about failing in such grand form that you felt you could never get up? One thing is for sure in this life…you and I will fail. Spiritually-speaking that is because we are failures. But God is rich in mercy, and He is the God of second chances who is…

Grace Plunge

Once Jonah was hurled into the sea and then rescued by the fish God had sovereignly appointed, he begins to recount the horrors of his near death experience. It is clear in reading this account that he took full responsibility for his plight. In this place of helplessness and human hopelessness, Jonah began to pray…