Tag Archives: Salvation by Grace

“I’m Not Very Religious”

I met her at the door after worship. This young adult had come to church at the behest of a family member. If enduring the service wasn’t bad enough, now there was no clear path to the exit;  she had to wait … Continue reading

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Grace Alone (Really), and Jesus the Firefighter

“I made a decision for Jesus.” “I invited Jesus into my heart.” We Christians want so badly to take some credit for our salvation.  For all of our talk about being saved by grace, statements like the two above give … Continue reading

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If Martin Luther Was on Facebook . . .

A local church’s lawn sign states: “What Do I Have To Do To Be Saved? – Nothing”.  Really – nothing?!!!! That was a Facebook post by a friend and parishioner that showed up in my feed and kicked off a … Continue reading

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