Saved by God, Saved for God | Ephesians 2:8-10
How a person is saved (reconciled to God and assured of an eternity with Him in Heaven) and what they are saved for are two crucial questions that the Apostle Paul answers as he wraps up this section in Ephesians 2:1-10. Paul explains in simple terms that, unlike every other form of religion, people are not saved by performing good works or through self-effort but by the grace of God through faith. It is this understanding that separates Christianity from every other religion. In this study we learn that salvation is not by good works, but is an act of God’s grace alone, obtained through faith alone, which results in a life of good works.
- The round of our salvation (vv. 8-9)
- The goal of our salvation (v. 10)