“By faith Moses, when he was born, was hid three months of his parents, because they saw he was a proper child; and they were not afraid of the king’s commandment.” -Hebrews 11:23
Parents, God often uses your faith in the lives of your children, raising up leaders in the next generation. You never know how God is going to use your child.
-Pastor Steve Wainright (excerpts from Sunday Morning Sermon “The Faith of Parents” from Hebrews 11:23)
“For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.” -Ephesians 2:8-9
It is all of grace that you are saved. It’s not of your works, not of your efforts, or keeping yourself from doing bad things. It’s all because of the finished work of the Lord Jesus Christ!
-Pastor Steve Wainright (excerpts from Sunday Morning Sermon “Finishing Well By Faith” from Hebrews 11:20-22)
“So then, there remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God, for whoever has entered God’s rest has also rested from his works as God did from His.” -Hebrews 4:9-10
The ceremonial aspect of the Sabbath has been fulfilled in Christ. He is our rest! We cease from trusting in our own works and trust in the One who is our rest. -excerpt from Anthony Vance’s Evening Sermon
What then shall we say was gained by Abraham, our forefather according to the flesh? For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not before God. For what does the Scripture say? “Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness.” -Romans 4:1-3
It’s not the work that you do–it’s the promise of God–what God has done for you.
-excerpt from Steve Wainright’s Sunday Morning Sermon
“Then what becomes of our boasting? It is excluded. By what kind of law? By a law of works? No, but by the law of faith. For we hold that one is justified by faith apart from works of the law.” -Romans 3:27-28
Here’s Paul’s conclusion. Here’s the bottom line. Paul says, “This is it!”: that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law. You don’t have to produce works to be saved. That was accomplished when Christ died upon Calvary–when He died upon that cross. He died for my sins that I might be justified in the sight of God. God declares me righteous because of the finished work of Christ. I can’t boast about what I did; I can boast about what Christ did for me. He did it all! Jesus paid it all!
-excerpts from Steve Wainright’s Sunday Morning Sermon
Judged by Works | Romans 2:6-10 | Steve Wainright
“He will render to each one according to his works.” -Romans 2:6
God’s judgment is coming on man because of sin. Here He is laying down the standard and principles by which they will be judged.
In this passage, we take a look at how we are judged according to our works. We are judged according to the things we do in life. Does your life display obedience or disobedience? (This is not referring to salvation, but judgment. Salvation is all by God’s grace. We do not work for it; however, we do good things as a result of our salvation.)
We are born again to do good works. When we do good works, we glorify God–and that’s the whole purpose. A lot of times you don’t see the fruits of your labor in the midst of your labor, but be patient in well-doing.
Sunday Morning Sermon Audio: Judged by Works | Romans 2:6-10 | Steve Wainright
Sunday Evening Sermon Audio: The Savior in the Sign | John 2:1-11 | Anthony Vance
Sunday Morning | Pastor Steve Wainright | Righteousness Rejected | Philippians 3:2-9
“But whatever gain I had, I counted as loss for the sake of Christ. Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ and be found in Him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God that depends on faith—” -Philippians 3:7-9
Paul had the righteousness of the law outwardly, but struggled inwardly. If salvation could be worked for, Paul would have been close to attaining it. However, all that Paul had credited to his account, he put in the ‘Loss’ column.
What does God see in your life? Does He look and see you trying to attain righteousness or does He see Christ’s perfect righteousness?
*Click here for Sunday Morning Audio: Righteousness Rejected (Philippians 3:2-9)
*Click here for Sunday Evening Sermon Audio: The Power of Your Influence (1 Kings 15:1-24)
*Click here for last Wednesday’s Sermon Audio: Have You Ever Thought that God Has Failed You? (Jeremiah 33:10-16)
Sunday Morning| Pastor Steve Wainright | Galatians 1:1-9 | Many Gospels, Many Jesuses Audio
As we have said before, so now I say again: If anyone is preaching to you a gospel contrary to the one you received, let him be accursed. -Galatians 1:9
Judaizers had come in to the church at Galatia and were trying to blend Judaism (works) with Christianity (grace). When you add works to grace, it’s no longer grace.
*Click here for Sunday Morning Sermon Audio: Many Gospels, Many Jesuses (Galatians 1:1-9)
*Click here for Sunday Evening Sermon Audio: To Cover Up or To Confess? (2 Samuel 11)
“He saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to His own mercy…” -Titus 3:5
The gospel is Christ’s application of blood, sweat, and tears for us, not our application of blood, sweat, and tears for Him. -Tullian Tchividjian, via Twitter
“He saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to His own mercy.” -Titus 3:5
Mt. Sinai says: You must do. Mt. Calvary says: Because you couldn’t, Jesus did. Don’t run to the wrong mountain for your hiding place. -Tullian Tchividjian via Twitter