The Grace Message

Dr. Andrew Farley

Do we need to get “ready” for communion?

September 9, 2023

Do we need to ask for forgiveness? Are we sinners, saints, or both? Do you have to be baptized to participate in the Lord’s Supper? I think I have calculated the mark of the beast. Who were the Nephilim? What’s the context of 2 Timothy 2? Where was Joseph during the crucifixion? Are unbelievers under judgment?

Featured Offer

See why the New Covenant changes everything!
Thank you for your generous support today to help share New Covenant teaching with more people through The Grace Message. As thanks for your gift below, we’ll send you Pastor Andrew Farley’s new 5-message audio series, A Better Promise: Understanding the New Covenant. This powerful series will help you discover that when you rest in the New Covenant of God’s grace, you gain fresh confidence and boldness, knowing you are free to live the way God intends for you to live. Request your copy of the series when you give, and thanks for your partnership!

Archives

How can I communicate the Gospel to my father who is a lapsed Catholic? Why aren't more Christians out in the streets evangelizing? What is the "balance" between loving your life and hating your life (John 12:25)?
September 8, 2023
Is it biblical for preachers to earn a living from the Gospel? What do the farm and military analogies mean in 2 Timothy 2? Is Hebrew 6 telling us we can lose our salvation? Was Peter the first pope? What are your thoughts on the Catholic Church?
September 7, 2023
What are your thoughts on God’s discipline? Should you disown your child if you disagree with them? How can I know when to give more financial help to someone and when not to? Will Adam and Eve be in Heaven?
September 6, 2023
Do we have to use the Law in evangelism? Is the story of Lazarus and the rich man a parable or an actual event? What is the role of guilt in our lives? Can demons really tempt us?
September 5, 2023
What should we know about the Book of Life? Is baptism a requirement for salvation? What is the total depravity of humanity? What is the best way to approach evangelism?
September 4, 2023
In Galatians 2, we see the apostle Paul addressing the issue of false brethren who were spying on Christians. These false brethren were trying to bring the believers back under the law and away from the freedom found in Christ. Paul recognized the danger of mixing law and grace and stood up for the truth of the Gospel. This is significant because it highlights the importance of staying true to the message of grace and not allowing legalistic influences to hinder us. In today’s world, Christianity can often be influenced by a “popularity contest.” We may feel pressured to seek the approval of others. However, Paul reminds us that our allegiance is to Christ and His message of grace. We’re called to stand firm in the truth, even if it goes against the grain. And as we embrace the liberating message of God’s grace, we can find true freedom and live out our faith without settling for lifeless rule-keeping. Check out this message in our series called “Liberated” to deepen your understanding of God’s grace. Enjoy! Discussion Questions for "Liberated" (Galatians 2): 1. Read verse 4. What did the false brethren see when they spied on Christians? How is this significant? 2. Read verse 5. What was Paul’s reaction to those spies? 3. Read verse 6. In what ways is Christianity influenced by a “popularity contest” today? 4. Read verses 7-10. How does this passage show it’s the same message for Jews and Gentiles? 5. Read verses 11-13. Why did Paul oppose Peter to his face? What can we learn from this? 6. How does verse 14 refute those who claim the apostles still kept the Law? 7. Read verse 16. How does this verse summarize the gospel of grace? 8. Challenge: Can you explain verses 17-18 in your own words? 9. What does it mean to have "died to the Law"? 10. Who are the two I’s in Galatians 2:20?
September 3, 2023
What does it mean to “do the will of the Lord”?  Will people have a second chance after death to believe the Gospel? How can I hear, “Well done, good and faithful servant” from God? Does God predestine those who will be punished in Hell? How should we approach communicating with Calvinists? How do we mature and walk by the Spirit daily?
September 2, 2023
Are we simultaneously saints and sinners? What do you think about the idea of preaching the Gospel to ourselves? What about diving deeper into the Gospel? What do you think about John Calvin’s “third use” of the Law? I feel bad for praying when I’m not sure the prayer will be answered. What should I do?
September 1, 2023
What are the benefits of being saved now versus waiting until the end of your life? What are the effects of being saved in your daily life? Why do people fight so hard for the 10 Commandments in the life of a Christian? Can you talk about the significance of blood for our forgiveness?
August 31, 2023
Why is there hostility toward the message of the grace of God? Why did Paul write that Peter “stood condemned”? My wife has been divorced and is now remarried to me. Are we living in adultery?
August 30, 2023
See More Episodes
Listen to The Grace Message on
Amazon Echo
Learn How
Learn How

Featured Offer

See why the New Covenant changes everything!
Thank you for your generous support today to help share New Covenant teaching with more people through The Grace Message. As thanks for your gift below, we’ll send you Pastor Andrew Farley’s new 5-message audio series, A Better Promise: Understanding the New Covenant. This powerful series will help you discover that when you rest in the New Covenant of God’s grace, you gain fresh confidence and boldness, knowing you are free to live the way God intends for you to live. Request your copy of the series when you give, and thanks for your partnership!

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

Contact The Grace Message with Dr. Andrew Farley

Address
P.O. Box 87
Bridgeville, PA 15017
(800) 658-9807