Category Archives: Grace

Questions Arising from Ephesians 2:8-9

The NIV translation of Ephesians 2:8-9 is For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith–and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God– not by works, so that no one can boast. This passage (among … Continue reading

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Matthew 25:40 – “the Least of These”

This month’s Christianity Today contains an article by Andy Horvath titled What You Probably Don’t Know about ‘The Least of These’ The article is of a kind whose content reveals confusion about the nature of faith. Here’s the money paragraph … Continue reading

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Is Faith an Expression of Gratitude for God’s Grace?

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith–and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God (Ephesians 2:8 NIV) Put in modern terms: For it is by grace you have been saved, because of your faith in … Continue reading

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Sacrifice, Atonement, and Grace – A Deeper Understanding

In John 8:31 Jesus advances His famous, somewhat puzzling phrase, “if you are my disciples then truth will set you free“. Later in chapter 8, we learn that the truth of which Jesus speaks frees us from sin. The question naturally … Continue reading

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