8" x 10" Grayscale Drawing Original Print on Supersmooth Cougar White Heavyweight High-Quality Cover Stock: 130lb Cover / 351GSM. Each side is hand-torn to give a deckled edge.
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For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them (Ephesians 2:8-10).
Repentance and faith in Jesus are gifts of God, not by our own doing.
Nothing we do can earn God’s favor. We cannot earn salvation by our own self-perceived “goodness,” our good works, or a lifestyle change, for we are saved by grace through faith alone. Even our repentance and faith do not originate from ourselves. They do not come by our own personal merit or strength so that we may not boast, except in the Lord. Rather, they are gifts by God’s grace. Repentance and faith are two sides of the same coin. When we repent (turn from our sins) and turn to Jesus, good fruit and holy living become a natural by-product of saving faith in Christ and evidence that we are born again into His living hope. We are not saved by good works, but we are saved for good works. We are saved by faith alone, but it is not a faith that is alone. “We are saved by faith alone, but the faith that saves is never alone.” – Martin Luther. True faith naturally stirs up good works in believers by the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. But someone will say, “You have faith and I have works.” Show me your faith apart from your works, and I will show you my faith by my works (James 2:18). We do not obey to be saved. We obey because we are saved.
When Jesus is in control of our lives, the results are a habit of pure living, not a habit of sinful living. Although believers will still struggle with sin in this life as we battle against it, God’s grace keeps us from ever falling away indefinitely or from living in unbroken patterns of ongoing sin, as we lived before our conversion. Once we are saved, we are always saved and forever secured by God’s grace. (John 10:28). His grace is not given to believers so that we may go on sinning and living however we please, but rather so that we may have the power by His Spirit to choose that which is good, right, and true. God’s grace is given to believers so that we may glorify Him and carry out good works in His name.
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