Tag: by grace

Beware of a distorted Gospel.

Scripture reading for August 15th:  Galatians 1, Psalm 13, Proverbs 9

Key Scriptures: Galatians 1:3-7 “Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for our sins to deliver us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, to Whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen.  I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting Him who called you in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different Gospel–not that there is another one, but there are some who trouble you and want to distort the gospel of Christ.”  

There is only one Gospel of Jesus Christ!  It is the revelation of the power of God through the sending of His only Son to reveal His heart of mercy for the human race.   Jesus lived a sinless life and died on the cross of Calvary, was buried and rose from the dead.  By God’s grace through faith in Jesus Christ we are saved.  False teachers want to distort this simple Gospel by adding human effort.  Don’t fall for it!

Faith Confession:  I believe in the Gospel of Jesus Christ, Son of God, and the only One who can save me from the penalty and power of my rebellion and sinfulness.  It is by grace, God’s unmerited favor, through faith, a gift of God, I am saved.  God has dealt bountifully with me and all mankind!

Psalm 13:5-6 “But I have trusted in Your steadfast love; my heart shall rejoice in Your salvation.  I will sing to the Lord, because He has dealt bountifully with me.”

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A Remnant of the Faithful!

Scripture reading for June 27th:  Romans 11, Psalm 128, Proverbs 4

Key Scriptures:  Romans 11:2-5  “God has not rejected His people whom He foreknew.  Do you not know what the Scripture says of Elijah, how he appeals to God against Israel?  “Lord, they have killed your prophets, they have demolished Your altars, and I alone am left, and they seek my life.”  But what is God’s reply to him?  “I have kept for Myself seven thousand men who have not bowed the knee to Baal.”  So too at the present time there is a remnant, chosen by grace.”

Elijah was a powerful prophet sent to God’s people to expose their sins and backsliding.  Israel had a history of killing the prophets sent to them and Elijah was a hunted and wanted man for his convicting message.  However, God has a way of keeping His people in the midst of persecution and apostasy. His grace by faith is powerful.  Even now, a remnant is being kept by His grace!

Faith Confession:  I believe that God has the power and ability to keep His people and me in times of apostasy and trouble.  Lord, thank You for the godly remnant that You are now preserving by Your grace!  It is well with me for I am blessed!

Psalm 128:1-2 “Blessed is everyone who fears the Lord, who walks in His ways!  You shall eat the fruit of the labor of your hands; you shall be blessed, and it shall be will with you.”  

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