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Jesus Vs. Religion: Week 3 - Grace vs Effort

Ben Helton
Galations 2:16

Sermon Notes

Galations 2:16

Religious Effort


  1. Be lovingly devoted to any of the Hindu gods or godesses.

  2. Grow in knowledge through meditation of Brahman (oneness).

  3. Be dedicated to various religious ceremonies and rites.


Purify one's heart and let go of all yearnings toward sensual desires and the attachment to oneself.

Islam (Muslims)

  1. Repeat a creed about Allah and Muhammad.

  2. Recite certain prayers in Arabic five times a day.

  3. Give to the needy.

  4. One month each year, fast from food, drink, sex, and smoking from sunrise to sunset.

  5. Pilgramage once in one's lifetime to worship at a shrine in Mecca.

Luke 18:9-14


"To Make His Atonement fully effective in your life, you need to:

  1. Exercise faith in Him.

  2. Repent.

  3. Be baptized.

  4. Receive the Holy Ghost.

  5. Choose to follow His teachings for the rest of your life."

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Sufficient Grace

Romans 1:16-17

  1. God makes us right from start to finish.

    Romans 3:20-31

  2. I am perfect before God by trusting Jesus.

    Romans 3:27

    Romans 4:1-5

  3. Paul, you sound like a broken record.

    Romans 5:1-2

    Romans 5:6-11

Benefits of God's Grace:

From guilt to complete forgiveness

From war to peace

From condemnation to privilege

From guilt to joy

From enemy to friendship

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