- 1 What does Paul say about works?
- 2 What did Paul say about Christ?
- 3 What was Paul’s main message?
- 4 What did Jesus say about works?
- 5 Are you saved by faith or works?
- 6 How does Paul say to be saved?
- 7 Was Paul present at the Crucifixion?
- 8 What Paul said about the cross?
- 9 How does Paul understand the meaning and identity of Jesus?
- 10 What is the purpose of the law now?
- 11 How does Paul want Philemon Onesimus?
- 12 Why are Paul’s letters so important?
- 13 What does God say about works?
- 14 What are examples of good works in the Bible?
- 15 What does Jesus say we should do?
What does Paul say about works?
“A man is justified by works and not by faith only” (James 2;24). Observe that these comments follow on from his exhortation to “so speak and so do as those who will be judged by the law of liberty” (James 2:12).
What did Paul say about Christ?
In Philippians 2:6–11 Paul states that Christ Jesus was preexistent and came to earth: he “emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, being born in human likeness.” This sounds as if Jesus was a heavenly being who only appeared to be human.
What was Paul’s main message?
Basic message He preached the death, resurrection, and lordship of Jesus Christ, and he proclaimed that faith in Jesus guarantees a share in his life.
What did Jesus say about works?
“Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.”
Are you saved by faith or works?
God’s Word says that we are saved by grace through faith in Christ Jesus and not by our own efforts or works (Ephesians 2:8-9). Grace Alone. Faith Alone. Grace alone means that God loves, forgives, and saves us not because of who we are or what we do, but because of the work of Christ.
How does Paul say to be saved?
Paul says, “If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and believe in your heart that God has raised him from the dead, you shall be saved. For with the heart man believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses resulting in salvation” (Romans 10:9-10).
Was Paul present at the Crucifixion?
Historians agree Paul was in Jerusalem during Jesus’ ministry. That means Paul would have been in Jerusalem when Jesus was crucified. So Paul is in Jerusalem at the same time Jesus is creating this ruckus all over Judea yet the gospels never mention that Paul ever heard of Jesus until the stoning of Stephen.
What Paul said about the cross?
Paul was profoundly afflicted by the cross of Jesus Christ. “I have been crucified with Christ,” he writes to the Galatian churches, “and it is no longer I who live, but it is Christ who lives in me” (Gal 2:19–20).
How does Paul understand the meaning and identity of Jesus?
He talks about how they turn from idols to serve a living God so he brings a message of the one Jewish God as part of his preaching. He’s a Jewish preacher. So in Paul’s view it is the messianic identity of Jesus that is an important new element in this very traditional Jewish message and now there’s one other element.
What is the purpose of the law now?
The law serves many purposes. Four principal ones are establishing standards, maintaining order, resolving disputes, and protecting liberties and rights.
How does Paul want Philemon Onesimus?
Paul’s specific request is for Philemon to welcome Onesimus as he would welcome Paul, namely as a Christian brother. He offers to pay for any debt created by Onesimus ‘ departure and expresses his desire that Philemon might refresh his heart in Christ.
Why are Paul’s letters so important?
In these letters of Paul, we learn not only about the difficulties that the Christian Church was facing in the early years of its existence, but we also learn about the life and teachings of Paul himself, who was arguably the most important figure in the history of Christianity, after Jesus.
What does God say about works?
“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.” Ephesians 2:10. These are works done, not in our own strength and for our own benefit, but by the grace of God and in obedience to Him – led by the Holy Spirit, to God’s glory.
What are examples of good works in the Bible?
They include actions for the Great Commission, that is, evangelism, service in the Church and charity. They will be rewarded with the grace of God at the last judgment.
What does Jesus say we should do?
New Testament accounts “Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?” He said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. ‘ This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.