Today we begin a new series on whether Christians are better than everyone else. You can find today’s episode in your favorite podcast app or in the player below:
Today’s verses are:
Psalms 103:10 (NET) He does not deal with us as our sins deserve; he does not repay us as our misdeeds deserve.
Romans 3:22b (NET) For there is no distinction, 23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.
Romans 6:23 For the payoff of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Titus 3:3 (NET) For we too were once foolish, disobedient, misled, enslaved to various passions and desires, spending our lives in evil and envy, hateful and hating one another. 4 But “when the kindness of God our Savior and his love for mankind appeared, 5 he saved us not by works of righteousness that we have done but on the basis of his mercy, through the washing of the new birth and the renewing of the Holy Spirit, 6 whom he poured out on us in full measure through Jesus Christ our Savior
Ephesians 2:8 (NET) For by grace you are saved through faith, and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God; 9 it is not from works, so that no one can boast.
1 Corinthians 1:27 (NET) But God chose what the world thinks foolish to shame the wise, and God chose what the world thinks weak to shame the strong. 28 God chose what is low and despised in the world, what is regarded as nothing, to set aside what is regarded as something, 29 so that no one can boast in his presence. 30 He is the reason you have a relationship with Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification and redemption, 31 so that, as it is written, “Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.”
1 Corinthians 4:7 (NET) For who concedes you any superiority? What do you have that you did not receive? And if you received it, why do you boast as though you did not?