Saved by Grace Through Faith | Victor Tey

We believe that we are saved by grace through faith and not by any good works we do. Trusting the finished work of the Lord Jesus Christ is the only requirement for salvation.

What must I do to be saved?

The answer is in the word of God so we don’t have to guess or wonder.

Acts 16:30-31
30 And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved?
31 And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.

What does it mean to believe?

  1. Accept as true – not make something a lie
    1. 1 John 5:6-13
    2. Titus 1:2
  2. Faith – noun of believe
    1. John 20-24-29
  3. Trust – when you put your faith in something
    1. 1 Timothy 4:10
  4. Hope – trusting with a positive outcome
    1. In the case of salvation, something that isn’t seen.
    2. Romans 8:22-25
    3. Hebrews 11:1-3
  5. Romans 4:18-25
    1. Believe-related words in the chapter:
      1. v18 – hope
      2. v19 – faith
      3. v20 – belief
      4. v21 – fully persuaded

Grace through Faith vs Works through the Law

  1. Romans 4:13-17
    1. Faith – what you believe
    2. Law – the commandments
    3. Grace – what is given to you
    4. Works – when you do the commandments
  2. Question: Are we saved by Grace or Faith?
    1. We are saved by Grace through Faith as opposed to Works through the Law (v16)
    2. Ephesians 2:8-9
    3. it’s right to say “by faith” because it’s the “vehicle” by which we receive the grace of God.
      1. Romans 5:1
      2. eg. Michal (grace) drove me to church – in a car (faith).
  3. Where must our faith be?
    1. In the true God (v3,5,17,20,24) – revealed now as Jesus Christ.
    2. John 2:13-22
    3. Jesus is God
    4. Jesus is the Word (incorruptible seed)
  4. Verses that teach salvation by faith
    1. John 3:14-18
    2. John 5:24
    3. John 6:47
    4. John 11:28
    5. 1 John 5:1
    6. You are saved the moment you believe
      1. It’s not a process
      2. It’s not a place.
  5. Verses that teach salvation by faith and not works
    1. Romans 4:1-6
    2. Romans 3:20,28
    3. Galatians 2:16,21
    4. Philippians 3:4-9
    5. Titus 3:4-7
    6. Romans 10:1-4

Faith is manifested by words, not works

  1. Faith is dead or alive based on works – James 2:14-26
  2. Verses supporting that faith is revealed by our words
    1. 2 Corinthians 4:13-14
    2. Matthew 12:34
    3. Romans 10:9-13
  3. Requiring a person to ask for salvation is not works.
    1. John 4:10
    2. Matthew 7:7-11

If after listening to this you’re thinking “salvation sounds easy” then you’ve understood the sermon. How hard is it to

  1. Receive a gift? – Romans 6:23
  2. To be born? – John 3:3
  3. Eat a piece of bread? – John 6:50
  4. Drink a glass of water? – John 4:14, Revelation 22:17
  5. Walk through a door? – John 10:9

Salvation is easy because Jesus did the hard part

2 Comments

  1. Amy 30 March 2015

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