Faith

So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

Romans 10:17 (NKJV)


The Heart of the Gospel – Part 2

Three words that are the very heart of the Gospel

For Christ’s sake

If I die tonight and if God were to ask me, “why should I let a fellow like you into my kingdom?”

I would not plead my good works.
I would not plead my righteousness.
I would not plead my faithfulness.
I would not plead my church membership.

Why is God the Father pleased and moved to forgive me for Christ’s sake?  

Because of who He is.
Because of the work which He has done in all eternity
Revelation 13:8
Ephesians 1:3-4
II Thessalonians 2:13
John 13:1
Jeremiah 31:3

Why is God the Father pleased and moved to forgive me for Christ’s sake?  

Because His work is represented in all of the Old Testament sacrifices and ceremonies.
God – Genesis 3:21
Abel – Genesis 4:4
Israel – Exodus 12:13
I Corinthians 5:7
I Corinthians 10:4
I Corinthians 15:3-8
John 5:46

Why is God the Father pleased and moved to forgive me for Christ’s sake?  

Because of His work in coming down into this world
John 3:16
Luke 19:10
Galatians 4:4
Romans 5:19
Isaiah 53:5
Romans 8:33-34
I John 2:1
John 14:3

“For Christ’s sake” ought to be your motive for what we do in the name of God and for others

It is taught by Holy Spirit
Ephesians 4:32
II Corinthians 5:14
Isaiah 53:12
Ephesians 4:31
Matthew 18:23-35

 

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