Modern Christianity often teaches "cheap grace." That's why these 3 truths are so important:
1. Good works don't save us, but true believers do good works.
We've got Ephesians 2:8-9 down, but we don't always remember James 2:14-26.
2. Repentance means diligently turning from sin, not simply saying "forgive me."
Most of us understand the blessing of forgiveness, but we often avoid genuine confession and repentance (Matthew 3:8 & Acts 26:20).
3. Christ expects us to make hard choices for Him. We understand that Christ loved us while we were yet sinners, but we've forgotten His view of halfhearted devotion (Luke 14:25-34).
Christian lifestyles are dangerously similar to non-Christian lifestyles. Excuses have taken the place of humble confession and repentance. And easy choices have replaced godly choices in our lives.
Let's love Jesus wholeheartedly. When we do, we will automatically serve Him wholeheartedly.
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