Parable of the Ten Virgins

Jesus’ parable of the Ten Virgins is a stern warning to be ready. Don’t roll the dice; your eternity is far too important to gamble on. Don’t hope you’re good enough; asking God to judge us on our imperfect record would be terrifying.


Parable of the Talents

The parable of the talents encourages us to be faithful in the use of the gifts God has given as a thankful response to his love.


Parable of the Sheep and the Goats

Jesus describes judgment day with various illustrations. Learn what he meant by the parable of the sheep and the goats found in Matthew 25.


Is My Best Enough?

People inevitably reflect and wonder where they stand with God. What grade would he give you? Have you done enough?


How Do I Work Out My Salvation?

What does Paul mean in Philippians 2:12-13 when he writes to work out your salvation with fear and trembling?


What is the Relationship Between Faith and Works?

Does the Bible’s mention of works contradict salvation by grace alone?


Does God Command Obedience in the Bible?

Just as a boss would never say “Be on time someday,” so God demands perfection now. Perfection doesn’t mean to just try your best.


Do My Works Mean Anything for My Salvation?

God’s holiness is like strong radiation. His holiness constantly radiates out from him. By its very nature, it destroys anything imperfect with which it comes into contact.


Does James 2:24 teach that works are necessary for salvation?

James 2:24 seems to clearly state that works play a part in a person’s salvation. But context is critical.


Can you have faith without works?

Admittedly, the thought that Christ did everything to make us acceptable to God and we don’t do anything violently clashes with what we naturally think.

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