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Dr. Andrew Farley

Do we have to maintain our salvation?

January 6, 2019

Do we need to ask God for forgiveness each time we sin? What does it mean that God is not served by human hands? My mother was a believer who struggled with drugs. Is she saved? Is Jesus the only way to be saved? Do we have to maintain our salvation?

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Will there be pets in heaven? Who was Melchizedek? What does 1 John have to say about love for believers versus hate for them?
January 5, 2019
“So speak and so act as those who are to be judged by the law of liberty. For judgment will be merciless to one who has shown no mercy; mercy triumphs over judgment.” (James 2:12-13) Tim from Canada called in to our radio broadcast to ask about this challenging passage from James 2, especially the phrase “judgment will be merciless.” In this short video clip, I give some context to this difficult passage and talk about what it means to be a believer living under the “law of liberty.”  
January 4, 2019
Is there a second blessing? Is it possible that some of us are saved but we still need to “get the Holy Spirit”? Gary from Florida called in to our radio program to ask this question. In this short video clip from the program, I address Gary’s concern about whether or not believers really have “everything we need for life and godliness.”  
January 3, 2019
Oro from Toronto called in to our radio program to ask for my thoughts on the following statement made by his friend: “When we obey God, He is delighted. When we disobey God, He is disappointed.” Is God disappointed in us when we sin? Does He have expectations that He holds over us? Oro’s questions brought on a very interesting discussion that I think will be helpful as you consider God’s attitude toward you in good times and in bad.
January 2, 2019
Jack called in to our radio program to ask about depression and the believer. In response to Jack’s question, I reference Lamentations and Psalms and discuss potential roots of depression. I also discuss that deeper place within us – deeper than our brain or body – from which we can be counseled and comforted by Christ himself. I hope this is a real encouragement to you today if you suffer from bouts of depression. And if you know someone who might benefit from this, consider passing it along to them as well.
January 1, 2019
Through the new covenant, God has written His desires on our hearts. But what exactly is written within us? Many Christians seem to think that the Old Testament Law is written on our hearts. Jamal from South Florida called in to our radio program to ask what laws are etched on the lining of our new hearts. In this short radio clip, I address Jamal’s question and clarify what it means to have a new covenant heart with God’s desires stamped on it.
December 31, 2018
Van from Michigan attended prosperity-driven churches for quite a while. In those churches, he was taught a mandatory tithe and was told that financial planning is actually a lack of faith in God! In this short video clip, I discuss Van’s concerns about making decisions on church giving and financial planning.
December 30, 2018
Jack called in to our radio program to ask about the parable of “The Pearl of Great Price” and what it’s really all about. In this short radio clip, I talk about the parable and what it can mean to us as new covenant believers with Christ living in us.  
December 29, 2018
Mary from Alabama called in to our radio program to ask about sickness and disease. Is God the initiator of these things or does He simply allow them? If God is in control, how are we to understand the bad things that happen to us? Is God ever the author of them? In this short video clip, I address Mary’s questions. I hope this is an encouragement to you today as you think about the character of God and how He treats you.
December 28, 2018
Loretta called in to our radio program from Virginia to ask: What is our purpose here on Earth? Why are we here? “To serve the Lord!” someone shouts. Well, maybe that’s what we end up doing to some degree. But Acts 17 tells us that God is not served by human hands as if He needs anything from us. Our God doesn’t need us to serve Him! So, what was God’s real purpose in creating us? In this short video clip, I share what I believe is the biggest and most beautiful reason that God made us.
December 27, 2018
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About The Grace Message

The Grace Message with Dr. Andrew Farley consistently offers simple, straightforward, and accurate help for anyone looking to better understand the depths of God’s grace. Andrew’s teachings will challenge the way you look at God through scriptural insights, and help you live in the freedom of the finished work of Jesus Christ.

About Dr. Andrew Farley

Dr. Andrew Farley is devoted to helping people better understand the grace of God and helping them live in the freedom that comes from a true understanding of Jesus Christ’s finished work on the cross. He seeks to challenge the way people look at God, and themselves, through practical, scriptural insights about God’s forgiveness, living under grace and what a new identity in Christ really means.

Andrew is the author of Zondervan’s debuted #1 bestseller on Amazon, The Naked Gospel, in addition to serving as lead pastor of Church Without Religion in Lubbock, Texas. He is also the president of The Grace Message. His mission is to help people better understand the grace of God and see them enjoy freedom. He previously served as a professor of linguistics at the University of Notre Dame and Texas Tech University

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