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Saved by Grace – through Faith

Ephesians 2:8-9 Because it is so essential to understanding the gospel as well as our need to worship, Paul re-emphasizes the truth that our salvation is all of God’s doing. He does this first by reminding us that we were saved by grace – words that repeat themes both in chapter one and earlier in chapter 2. Grace, of course, by virtue…

From Floundering to Faith

Luke 24:13-35 In the account of Jesus instructing the Emmaus Road disciples, we are reminded that in God’s word we have lasting hope and all we need to be saved – for all the word points us to Christ and his work. We are often like the Floundering Disciples – not understanding who Christ is or what he has done. At such…

The Shepherds: Responders to the Good News

Luke 2:8-20 The Shepherds receive a big surprise when Jesus was born – and their response to that news and to Jesus is instructive to us. First, the shepherds had a huge surprise when the angels came to them and announced to them that there was “born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” Their…

Joseph: Christ-like Character in Action

Matthew 1:18-25 Next in our study of the Characters of Christmas comes Joseph. Joseph was asked to do a hard thing – marry a woman already pregnant out of wedlock. While we know this was by the Holy Spirit – this would have been difficult to explain and even more difficult for others to believe. Yet through it all, Joseph displayed his…

Open My Eyes, Lord!

Luke 18:31-43 As Jesus continues on his way to Jerusalem, he pulls the apostles aside and tells them what awaits him in Jerusalem. He first states that what was going to happen was to fulfill the prophecies in the Old Testament, and then he tells them some particulars (the Son of Man will be “delivered over to the Gentiles and will be…

Satan – How the Enemy Works

Job 1:6-2:10 Scripture blames Satan, rather than God, for bringing trouble on Job.  The text shows that the devil and his demons work through both human governments and natural events.  The spiritual forces of wickedness have many tools to use against God’s people, and they pulled out all the stops against Job.  We should not blame God when evil comes, because God…

Being in the Ten Percent

Luke 17:11-19 In the account of the ten lepers we are reminded of a couple of great truths. We are reminded that we are to be grateful to God for his blessings, but even more that we are to have faith in Christ as our Savior. The account illustrates how God shows his common grace to all, but not all are appropriately…