5/18/22 GOD IS IN THE RESCUE BUSINESS

by Barry Lovett

“There is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.” Luke 15:10The central message of the Bible is one of rescue. Paul points out that none of us “deserve” God’s mercy and none of us can save ourselves. Like a stranded hiker, all we can do is call for help. […]

5/17/22 WE ARE NOT SAVED BY GOOD WORDS BURT BY GOD’S WORK

by Barry Lovett

“By grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works.” Ephesians 2:8-9 Many people have a false hope that they can earn a place in heaven by working at being good or by doing good things. God’s standard of perfection, however, requires a totally sinless […]