That’s why the Scriptures say, “Abraham believed God, and because of this he was accepted as one who is right with God.”
Romans 4: 3
What does it mean to be saved by Grace?
There is no act we can do to be saved. God gave us the Law (Ex 20). Matthew 22:37-40 - first act of life as a Christian. Loving our neighbors as we love ourselves is act of ministry.
We all deserved to be judged because we have sinned.
Jesus won victory over death. We will either live eternally with God or etetnally without Him.
1. If I break the Law, I deserved to be punished.
2. Mercy is not getting punishment for what you deserve.
3. I got what I did not deserve - GRACE goes the extra step. We do not deserve forgiveness of our sins; but God through Jesus gave us a way to be eternally with Him.
1 Peter 2:22, 23-24
The only way to be saved is faith in Jesus and what He did on the cross.
There is nothing you can do to be saved except put your faith in Jesus Christ. We can only trust in the message of the cross.
Isaiah 64:6; Romans 10:12
The only way to miss the judgement coming is to put your faith in Jesus Christ like Abraham did. Jesus is coming back, not as a servant but as a King and Warrior.
Our social work is not our crowns; but what we do with the Lord. God cares about the fatherless children and the poor.
What saves us is the unmerited favor of God.