The Word: Ephesians 2:1-10

And you were dead in your trespasses and sins,  in which you formerly walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, of the spirit that is now working in the sons of disobedience. Among them we too all formerly lived in the lusts of our flesh, indulging the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, even as the rest. But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us,  even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved),  and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus,  so that in the ages to come He might show the surpassing riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.

Ephesians 2:1-10 NASB

The Word: Galatians 3:1-14

You foolish Galatians, who has bewitched you, before whose eyes Jesus Christ was publicly portrayed as crucified?  This is the only thing I want to find out from you: did you receive the Spirit by the works of the Law, or by hearing with faith?  Are you so foolish? Having begun by the Spirit, are you now being perfected by the flesh?  Continue reading

Christianity: It Isn’t About Doing, It’s About Done

I think it is all too easy for the human heart, the Christian heart included, to fall into the trap of works righteousness. Scripturally we know the law cannot save us, and was actually a means to show us our need for the Savior Jesus Christ (Galatians 3:24). Entire false religions in this world are performance-based, but true Christianity is not one of them. Continue reading

A book to know about

Pastor David Murray’s book “Jesus on Every Page” was released today and I wanted to direct you to a review of the book as well as the giveaway Murray is doing between now and the end of the month. I haven’t read the book yet (I just got the Kindle copy today), but I am looking forward to reading a book that will help me see Jesus throughout the whole Bible, not only the New Testament. Continue reading