Monthly Archives: November 2014

Saved to Bless

Salvation is about more than a ticket to heaven.
Heaven is awesome. That last sentence is a terrible understatement, isn’t it? Saying that heaven is awesome is certainly not enough to describe the greatness and the wonder and the excitement of heaven. Saying heaven is awesome is like saying the sun is bright: true, but inadequate.
When we are saved, we are “created in Christ Jesus” (Eph.2:10) That means that we are made new by Him. Our sins are forgiven and our lives are changed. We are born again. There is a spiritual rebirth. We die to the old life and live new lives in Christ. We are God’s creation spiritually when He saves us.
We are not saved by good works. The two previous verses- Ephesians 2:8-9- tell us that we are saved by grace through faith and not by our good actions. We place our faith in the good works done for Continue reading