2021 Advent Reading – Hope for the World: Advent with John Wesley

Day 6
Wednesday 8 December 2021

We are saved from what? Ephesians 2:8 Part II

It is by God’s grace that you have been saved through faith.

Reflection:  The fifth part of this Sermon continued to explain what this wonderful salvation delivers us from.

Q: We are saved from what? Further than saving us from all our past guilt and fear, we are also saved from:

1. We are saved from the POWER of sins. St John reminds his reader that, “So everyone who live in union with Christ, does not continue to sin. (1 John 3:6a). God delivers us from the power of sins through the presence of Jesus in our heart.

2. We are saved from habitual sins. Habitual sin is a dominating sin and sin cannot dominate a believer’s life. But sins cannot dominate in those who are believers. People who are born of God cannot say that they never sinned in the past, but they can rejoice that they have the power to not sin now through the work of the Holy Spirit in their hearts.

Q: What is another word for this salvation from sin and consequences of sin?

A: Justification.

Q: So does that mean that this faith is opposed to holiness and good works?

A: No. This faith leads to good works and holy living

Reflection

Often we as Christians, still live a life without power. God does not just forgive all our past sins, He also send us the Holy Spirit. The Spirit gives us the power to break us from the bondage of sins. We have the power to flee from temptation and not to continue sinning. We ought to live with power and strength.

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