Salvation

Only One Way to Experience Salvation - John 1:10 – 1:14 (commentary)

There is only one way to experience salvation and become a child of God and that is through God’s power (v. 12). There are three ways by which you cannot become a child of God (v. 13)."Which were born not of blood.” This means you are not a child of God by regular birt …

Stephen’s Sermon–God’s Covenant of Circumcision to Abraham - Acts 7:1 – 7:8 (commentary)

This chapter contains the longest sermon recorded in the book of Acts. In these first eight verses Stephen gives the history of Abraham. The Jews greatly admired Abraham and prided themselves in being his “children.” Furthermore, they depended on their nation’s heritage …

The Nation Praised God - Psalms 66:1 – 66:7 (commentary)

The four psalms - 65, 66, 67, and 68, form a quartet of prophetic utterance concerning the coming age. We do not know for sure who wrote this Psalm. However there is good reason to believe that it was written by godly King Hezekiah after the final overthrow of Jerusalem by Sennac …

Salvation is by Faith And Not by Feeling - Galatians 3:6 – 3:14 (commentary)

The main argument of the Judaizers was that Gentiles had to become Jews in order to become Christians. To show the error of their way Paul now turns from subjective experience to the objective evidence of the Word of God. We should never judge the Scriptures by our experience but …

Salvation is Not of The Law - Galatians 2:15 – 2:21 (commentary)

The basis of salvation is the issue in this passage. Is salvation through Christ alone or does it come through Christ and adherence to the law. If observing the Jewish laws cannot justify us, why should we still obey the ten commandments and other Old Testament laws? Paul says we …

The Basis For Our Salvation - Titus 3:4 – 3:7 (commentary)

Paul reminds us over and over again that the riches of salvation originate with God and not with men (v. 4). By nature man is so self-centered and self-reliant that he finds it difficult to believe that his own efforts and achievements, no matter how praiseworthy, can never save …

The Just Live By Faith - Hebrews 10:26 – 10:31 (commentary)

I personally believe this passage was written to believers and follows in the sequence with the other four warnings. Dr. Warren Wiersbe, in his commentary on Hebrews, suggests the following outline: The believer who begins to drift from the Word (2:1-4) will soon start to doubt t …

Be Reconciled to God - II Corinthians 5:14 – 5:21 (commentary)

In this passage Paul comes to two conclusions: The total depravity of man (v.14). If Christ died for all, then all must be dead in trespasses and sin.God’s purpose for saving us (v. 15). He died that we might live through Him and for Him, and one day with Him. Pa …

Jesus Brings Salvation to Zaccheus’s Home - Luke 19:1 – 19:10 (commentary)

Jesus comes in contact with Zachaeus as he passes through Jericho (vv. 1-2).Some interesting things about Zachaeus are as follows: He was rich (v. 2). He was not only a tax collector but a chief of tax collectors.He thought he was seeking Jesus (v. 3), but Jesus was se …

Jacob’s First Encounter With God - Genesis 28:10 – 28:22 (commentary)

Jacob goes from Beersheba and stops in a rocky spot for the night. He was on his way to his uncle Laban’s house. (vv. 10- 11). During the night he has a dream and sees angles on a stairway to heaven. (v. 12) In this dream he was reminded that the God of Abraham, his grandfather, …