Rejecting Cheap Grace

This 1-minute devotion offers 3 ways to avoid the "cheap grace" taught in many churches. #BibleLoveNotes #Bible

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 have grown increasingly similar to non-Christian lifestyles. We're making easy choices instead of godly ones.

Let's love Jesus wholeheartedly. When we do, we will automatically serve Him wholeheartedly. 

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This 1-minute devotion offers 3 ways to avoid the "cheap grace" taught in many churches.


 


4 comments:

  1. So very true Gail!!! Thanks for sharing this!

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  2. What are your thoughts with James 2:17 and Romans4:5

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    1. James 2:17: "In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead."

      If we're saved, it will cause a change in our lives and our goals and purposes will become God's goals and purposes. We won't do it perfectly, but it will definitely be reflected in our lives.

      Instead of pulling one verse our of Romans 4, we see by the context that it is talking about salvation/justification. We are not saved by works. Nothing we do is good enough to save our souls. Only the blood of Christ saves us.

      They may sound like a contradiction but it's not.
      We're saved by grace through faith (Ephesians 2:8).
      But we are saved to do good works (Ephesians 2:10).

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