Grace in Focus – January/February 2003
The Prayer That Saves: A Lesson from a Dying Thief
by Roscoe Barnes III A young man who had just trusted Christ as Savior was eager to tell others about his experience. He read a gospel tract and noticed a “sinner’s prayer” on the back of it. “If I get people to pray this prayer, will they be saved?” he asked. I was tempted to
Faith of a Little Child? A Child’s Understanding of the Gospel
by Ken Wilson As the old adage goes, “You shouldn’t judge a book by its cover.” I found this true when my pastor and I recently interviewed three children for a Grace Evangelical School of Theology assignment. The three children were: Chris (age 9), Beth (age 8), and Stephen (age 7). At the beginning of
No Holiness, No Heaven?
Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord” (Heb 12:14). Some believe the author of Hebrews is saying that we must achieve a certain level of holiness in order to make it into the kingdom. But that’s impossible for two reasons. First, the Lord Jesus promises eternal life