A Community of Grace · Clinton, SC

Sermons on Salvation

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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…

But God!

Ephesians 2:4-7 The words “But God” in Ephesians 2 take us right to the heart of the gospel. We were dead, disobedient and doomed, but God intervened at the point of our desperate need. This sermon looks first at God’s great work of salvation. How he made us alive with Christ, raised us with Christ and seated us with Christ. We then…

An Unlikely Convert

Luke 23:39-43 As we look at the two criminals on the cross, we are encountered with a decision all men must make, whether or not to fear God, confess our sins and place our faith in Jesus as King and Savior – or whether to live in rebellion against him. We see this as we look first at The Hardened and Hopeless…

Grace Alone, Christ Alone, To the Glory of God Alone

Various This Reformation Day Sermon covers three of the Five Solas of the Protestant Reformation (the other two having been covered at the previous weekend’s Bible Conference). In Grace Alone we are reminded that our salvation is not according to our good works, but according to God’s grace. In Christ Alone we are reminded that he alone is the way of salvation…

Redemption and Transformation

Luke 19:1-10 The account of Zacchaeus and Jesus reminds us that Jesus did indeed come to seek and save the lost. When we meet Zacchaeus he is far from living up to his name, which means “Righteous One.” In reality, Zacchaeus was morally deficient (he loved money while using people); he was spiritually disadvantaged (by his riches – for it is easier…

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…