Can we please God without faith? | Hebrews 11:1-6 | Justification #5

Many people have the view that, on the day of judgement, God will tot up our good deeds and – if we’ve done enough – will let us into heaven. Many people think it doesn’t matter whether you have faith, just that you’ve done enough good deeds. But what does the Bible say?

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If God forgives us, why should we do good deeds? | Matthew 7:15-23 | Justification #4

One of the biggest questions people ask: if God forgives us anyway, why should we bother trying to good in the first place? In the fourth part of our series on Justification, Jesus gives us the answer.

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Righteous through Christ alone | Justification #3 | Galatians 2:11-21

Some people have the view that being a Christian is only about keeping the rules and looking down on everyone else. But, as we see in this video, we need a far greater obedience to be considered righteous by God.

The main passage in the video is Galatians 2:11-21 – read online via Bible Gateway.

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What is original sin? New series on Justification

This week we are starting a new series on Justification. Justification is one of the most important issues in the Christian life, and yet many people do not spend much time thinking about it. At the time of the reformation, 500 years ago, it was described as the doctrine on which the reformation would stand or fall. Why is it so important? In this new series we are using a document produced nearly 500 years ago – the 39 Articles (part of the founding documents of the Church of England) – to explore this doctrine and why it remains so important for us today.

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