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For by Grace

Scripture Passage: 
Ephesians 2:8-13
  1. OUR SALVATION (Ephesians 2:8-9)
    1. The Means at Work in Our Salvation (Ephesians 2:8)
      1. By grace
      2. Through faith
      3. The gift of God
        1. This could be speaking of the grace
        2. This could be speaking of the faith of Christ
          1. Our faith (Mark 9:17-27; especially verse 24)
          2. Righteousness of God obtained by (Romans 3:21-22; Philippians 3:9; Ephesians 2:8-9)
          3. Justification because of (Galatians 2:16)
    2. An Excluding Factor in Our Salvation (Ephesians 2:9)
      1. Not of works
      2. Lest any man should boast
  2. OUR WORKS (Ephesians 2:10)
    1. We are His Workmanship (Philippians 1:6; Philippians 2:13)
    2. Created unto Good Works
      1. Our equipping for this (2 Timothy 3:16-17)
      2. We are to be zealous for good works (Titus 2:14)
      3. We are to be careful to maintain good works (Titus 3:8)
      4. We are to provoke one another to good works (Hebrews 10:24)
    3. Before Ordained
      1. These things were ordained that we should walk in them
      2. This is connected to a responsibility on our part which means that God has not done it so that man has no part.
  3. OUR HERITAGE (Ephesians 2:11-13)
    1. Gentiles in the Flesh (Ephesians 2:11)
    2. Without Christ (Ephesians 2:12)
    3. Made Nigh (Ephesians 2:13)
Andrew Ray

Daily Proverb

Proverbs 26:6

He that sendeth a message by the hand of a fool cutteth off the feet, and drinketh damage.