You Did Not Save Yourselves

2 Tim 3:16              Luke 8:18           Phil 3:3               John 3:17            John 15:11            1 Thes 5:9 Romans 15:4          2 John 9            Mark 12:29-31     1 Peter 1:13          2 Tim 1:9     Romans 7:6           2 Tim 1:7                2 Peter 3:18       Ephesians 6:17     Lam 3:21  


2 Tim 1:9  God saved us and made us his holy people.  …not because of anything we did ourselves… That grace was given to us through Christ Jesus before time began…

John 14:6   I am the way,  and the truth,  and the life.   The only way to the Father is through  me.

2 Cor 8:9  You know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ.  You know that Christ was rich, but for you he became poor so that by his becoming poor you might become rich.

Eph 2:8-9  I mean you have been saved by grace through believing.  You did not save yourselves; it was a gift from God.

Phil 3:8-9 I think that all things are worth nothing compared with the greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord.  Because of him…… now I know they are worthless trash.  This allows me to have Christ and belong to him.  Now I am right with God, not because I followed the law, but because I believed in Christ.    God uses my faith to make me right with him.

Romans 8:2-4 Through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit that brings life made you free from the law that brings sin and death.  … God did what the law could not do.  He sent his own Son to earth with the same human life that others use for sin.  …. God used a human life to destroy sin….   we live following the Spirit.

1 John 4:1-6 … test the spirits to see if they are from God.   Every spirit who confesses that Jesus Christ came to earth as a human is from God.   That is how we know the Spirit that is true and the spirit that is false.

1 Cor 2:11-16 … no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God.  … we received the Spirit that is from God so that we can know all that God has given us…  But we have the mind of Christ

2 Cor 5:18   All this is from God.   Through Christ,  God made peace between us and himself…

1 Peter 1:21 Through Christ you believe in God, who raised Christ from the dead and gave him glory.  So your faith and your hope are in God.

Gal 1:6  God,  by his grace through Christ, called you to become his people.  So I am amazed that you are turning away so quickly and believing something different….

Gal 3:1-3  … you let someone trick you.     Tell me this one thing:    How did you receive the Holy Spirit?   You began your life in Christ by the Spirit.  Now are you trying to make it complete by your own power?  That is stupid!!!

Gal 4:6-7  Since you are God’s children,  God sent the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, and the Spirit cries out,  “FATHER”.. ..  God will give you the blessing he promised