Author: Ron Graham
This selection of lessons is about the place of works in salvation by grace through faith. Is salvation by faith alone or is it by the obedience of faith? Are works of obedience to God a required part of faith?
➤ Justification by Works (James) —James teaches us how works are associated with justification by faith.
➤ The Personal View of Faith —The baby faith one has in Jesus Christ when first obeying the gospel, develops into a full grown faith.
➤ The Arrows of God —The arrows of God are faith, hope, and love, these three. Each arrow needs a target, energy, and penetration.
➤ Faith and Works —Paul teaches salvation by obedience of faith, not faith alone. Otherwise he'd contradict Moses, David, James, and even himself.
➤ Sin, its Source and Solution —The source of sin is not God's law, or our flesh, or Adam. What then is the source of sin?
➤ Seven Lovely Things —In Paul's letter to Galatians there are seven short passages that are well known and loved by every believer in Christ.
➤ Good Works Required —(Galatians 5:13 to 6:10) Paul makes good works a part of faith. Although Christians are free from the law, they must keep the commandments of Christ. Paul shows this to be essential to salvation
➤ Lest Anyone Should Boast —A look at the principle that salvation is by grace, not of works lest anyone should boast.
➤ Two Mistakes About Works —A lesson on the relationship between grace, faith, and works.
➤ Filthy Rags (Isaiah) —The statement, “All our righteousness is like filthy rags” (Isaiah 64:4-9) has caused a deep struggle in many hearts. Does it mean our righteousness has no value in God's eyes?
➤ Law and Grace —Questions that God asked at the death, resurrection, and ascension of Jesus.
➤ The Work of God (Acts 2) —Acts chapter two presents six facets of the work of God in saving man, including the work of Jesus Christ, the work of the Holy Spirit, and the work of man himself under God's plan.