The gospel is the proclamation of who Jesus is and what he accomplished. In a nutshell, the gospel is the “good news” that Jesus Christ died for our sins and rose from the dead so that we could become children of God through faith in him. Enjoy this Resurrection Sunday message from Dr. Wilfred Graves Jr.
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In Acts 4:12, Peter declares that salvation comes through faith in the name of Jesus Christ. He states: “Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” The name “Jesus” means “YHWH is salvation” or “God is salvation.” The name
Salvation is a broad term that describes God’s process of bringing all things to his intended goal. God desires loving fellowship with everyone, but human sin separates us from the Creator. Sin is an act of wrongdoing or, more generally, a state of alienation from God. Sin disconnects us from God’s will, his favor, his
INTERVIEW – MONDAY, JUNE 8, 2020Interviewer: Johanna Burke Tropiano INTRODUCTIONIn this powerful interview conducted by Together LA, Dr. Kenneth Hammonds, Dr. Oscar Owens and Dr. Wilfred Graves Jr. discuss personal life goals, ministry in the city of Los Angeles and current events surrounding race and social justice. They offer wise counsel on the importance of
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COVID-19: A PRAYER OF PEACE, HEALING, AND PROTECTION With news of the Coronavirus, Malaika and I would like to speak a prayer of peace, healing, and protection over you today. “Heavenly Father, you are worthy of all glory, honor, and praise. Thank you for the gift of salvation that was made possible through our Lord’s
Ephesians 2:8-10 is a beautiful passage about the wonderful salvation that believers have in Christ. Verse 10 reads: “For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” The word “workmanship” (Greek: poiema) can also be translated “masterpiece.” Christians are God’s masterpiece because we are a new creation in Christ. God has taken great care in preparing us to reflect his divine character and action. He expects us do the things which bring glory and honor to him and that advance his purposes in the earth. It is a humbling reality that God seeks to reproduce himself in us. Are you ready to become his agent of salvation? Enjoy this inspiring and encouraging word.
Ephesians 2:8-10 8 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, 9 not of works, lest anyone should boast. 10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them. Ephesians 2:8-10
Question of the Week (03/15/20) with Dr. Wilfred Graves Jr. QUESTIONS OF THE WEEK ARCHIVE QUESTION: Is Jesus Christ the only way to God? What about people of other faiths? Will they go to heaven? ANSWER: One of the basic tenets of the Christian Religion is that Jesus Christ is Savior. He is the one
Today I would like to focus on 1 Corinthians 13, especially verses 4 through 8a. This beautiful passage is about the characteristics of true love. The text uses the Greek word agape, which Christians have come to associate with God’s perfect love. Agape is the kind of love that we see demonstrated on the cross.