A Clay Jar

Encouraging, comforting, and urging you to live lives worthy of God, who calls you into his kingdom and glory. (1 Thess. 2:12 NIV)

let your conversation be full of grace

Let Your Conversation Be Full of Grace – Colossians 4:6

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The words we use when talking to others, and the way we use them are so important. Let your conversation always be gracious and uplifting,

grow in the grace and knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ

Grow in the Grace and Knowledge of Jesus – 2 Peter 3:18

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Peter here tells us how to be secure and effective in our faith. By growing in the grace and knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Salvation: a gracious gift of God

Salvation: A Gracious Gift of God, Received by Faith

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Salvation is a gracious gift of God. There is nothing we can do to earn or deserve it. We can only accept this gracious gift of God by faith.

why did God create

Why Did God Create the Heaven and Earth?

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Why did God create the universe, and us? It is not possible for humanity to fully understand God's reasons. But I believe grace is at the heart of it.

Grace and Mercy

The Law vs. Grace and Mercy – John 8:2-11

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As one who has experienced God's grace, I should extend grace and mercy to others rather than hold them to a legalistic standard of law.

tearing down the dividing wall of hostility

Ephesians: Tearing Down the Wall of Hostility (2:11-22)

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Jesus' death on the cross tore down the dividing wall of hostility separating Jew from Gentile. In his death, the law is fulfilled.

God's Grace

Ephesians: Amazing Grace (2:8-10)

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Grace. More specifically God's grace, his unmerited favor towards us. But it is concerned with much more than my salvation.

Ephesians: From Death Into Life, An Act of Grace (2:1-7)

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In my natural state, I was spiritually dead, separated from the life of God. But by his grace, I have been made alive and seated with Christ.

the doctrine of salvation

The Doctrine of Salvation

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The doctrine of salvation encompasses our initial salvation experience, our ongoing walk with Christ, and our final deliverance.

justified freely by God's grace

Justified Freely by God’s Grace – Romans 3:22-25

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It is by God's grace that I have been freely justified through faith in Christ Jesus. A gift freely given and totally undeserved.

Arminianism: It’s All About Grace

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For the Arminian, God's grace frees the will of a depraved humanity enough to allow us to accept or reject his gift of salvation to us.

saved by grace alone

Saved by Grace Alone – Acts 15:11

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Salvation is wholly a work of God; nothing I can do can add to what Christ does for me. It is by grace alone, through faith, that I am saved.

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