Established in Grace 7: Can Christians Lose Their Salvation?

Max Cornell

This is a difficult question that has caused lots of confusion and fear. There are two sets of scriptures. One seems to say that it’s impossible to lose our faith, and another seems to say we can. Reconciling these diverse scriptures frees us from fear while at the same time emphasizing the seriousness of our faith. Just Listen to The Audio

Established in Grace 6: Forgive to Get Forgiven?

Max Cornell

What did Jesus mean when He said in Matthew 6:15 that if we don’t forgive the Father won’t forgive us? To answer that question, we have to understand the wider context of the sermon on the Mount and what Jesus was trying to accomplish. Just Listen to The Audio

Established in Grace 5: Ananias, Sapphira, and Herod

Max Cornell

If God isn’t punishing us for our sins, what’s the deal with Ananias, Sapphira, and Herod in the book of Acts? How are we to reconcile these apparent judgements with the grace of God. We offer a simple way to resolve the apparent discrepancy, but it takes a bit to get there. Just Listen to The Audio

Established in Grace 4: God Isn’t Punishing Us

Max Cornell

We live under the New Covenant where our sins are forgiven and God isn’t punishing us. This means we no longer need to pray to ward off God’s judgement. Neither do we need to spend much time trying to get God to give us things. Instead, we ask for revelation of what we’ve already been given in Christ, and celebrate what He’s done! Just Listen to The Audio

Established in Grace 3: Grace and Prayer

Max Cornell

Because we live in the New Covenant, we pray differently. In the Old Covenant, much of prayer was about trying to get God to bless us, and/or stop the wrath of God. In the New Testament, we’re already blessed (Eph 1:3) and all of our sins are forgiven! Just Listen to The Audio

Established in Grace 2: The Balance of Grace and Faith

Max Cornell

The Christian life requires us to walk in the balance of grace (what God does) and faith (our response). Overemphasizing faith fills us with anxiety. Overemphasizing grace makes us passive. Getting the balance right makes us powerful and happy! Just Listen to The Audio

Established in Grace

Max Cornell

Grace is the foundation of everything. When our hearts are established in grace, it provides a healthy context to build theology and do life. If our hearts are established on something else, like our own works, we’re destined to ride the religious rollercoaster. Just Listen to The Audio