Monthly Archives: November 2014

Does Jesus Contradict Paul? (A Comparison of Mark 10:17-22 and Ephesians 2:8-10)

Mark 10:17-22 presents a fascinating situation. A man asks Jesus, “What must I do to inherit eternal life?” In light of other New Testament passages, you might expect Jesus to say what he said to Nicodemus in John 3:16, (whoever … Continue reading

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What is the Meaning of ‘Good Works’ in Ephesians 2:8-10?

Ephesians 2:8-10 is arguably one of the most important passages in the Bible on the subject of salvation. These verses teach us what salvation is, how to receive it, and how not to receive it. The purpose of this article … Continue reading

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The Meaning of ‘Not by Works’ in Ephesians 2:8-10

Over the years Christians come to love certain Bible passages. Undoubtedly John 3:16 is at the top of our list of favorite verses. Another passage we treasure is Ephesians 2:8-10, for here we find one of the best explanations of … Continue reading

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How to Receive Salvation — The Meaning of Grace and Faith in Ephesians 2:8-10

If you are looking for a Bible passage that explains what it takes to get to heaven, Ephesians 2:8-10 is a good place to start. “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this not … Continue reading

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What Does It Mean to be Saved? (Ephesians 2:8-10)

One of the best Bible passages on salvation is Ephesians 2:8-10. “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this not from ourselves, it is the gift of God – not by works, so that … Continue reading

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How Ephesians 2:8-10 Provides God’s Answer to Man’s Ultimate Question

I picked up the phone and immediately recognized the voice. “Hey Wayne, can I ask you a question?” It was my friend Jim. “Sure”, I replied. “Fire away.” “I’m making a list of all the things you must do to … Continue reading

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Protected: What is the Unpardonable Sin? (Mark 3:22-30)

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The Purpose of Pain (Hosea 6:1-2)

For centuries Christians have believed that the Bible is the Word of God. And so I’m fascinated by the way the Bible describes itself. Many words are used to communicate the nature and purpose of this Book of books. Here … Continue reading

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Protected: Jesus of Nazareth: Lunatic, Liar, or Lord? (Mark 3:20-30)

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Protected: Why Would Jesus Want to Keep His Identity a Secret? (Mark 3:12)

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