Monday, October 28, 2013

Matthew - Grace & Works - Steve Gregg

Steve Gregg focuses on some hard sayings of Jesus that seem to oppose the idea that you can get saved by grace then live your life however you want. Steve gives a more thorough explanation in this episode.

Titus 2:11-12

New King James Version (NKJV)

11 For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, 12 teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age,

Hebrews 10:28-30


New King James Version (NKJV)

28 Anyone who has rejected Moses’ law dies without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses. 29 Of how much worse punishment, do you suppose, will he be thought worthy who has trampled the Son of God underfoot, counted the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified a common thing, and insulted the Spirit of grace? 30 For we know Him who said, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,”[a] says the Lord.[b] And again, “The Lord will judge His people.”[c]


  1. Hebrews 10:30 Deuteronomy 32:35
  2. Hebrews 10:30 NU-Text omits says the Lord.
  3. Hebrews 10:30 Deuteronomy 32:36


1 Timothy 6:3


New King James Version (NKJV)

If anyone teaches otherwise and does not consent to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which accords with godliness, 

2 John 1:9


New American Standard Bible (NASB)

[a]Anyone who [b]goes too far and (A)does not abide in the teaching of Christ, does not have God; the one who abides in the teaching, he has both the Father and the Son.


  1. 2 John 1:9 Lit Everyone
  2. 2 John 1:9 Lit goes on ahead

Matthew 28:18-20


New King James Version (NKJV)

18 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19 Go therefore[a] and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.[b]


  1. Matthew 28:19 M-Text omits therefore.
  2. Matthew 28:20 NU-Text omits Amen.

Acts 11:26

New King James Version (NKJV)

26 ... And the disciples were first called Christians in Antioch.

John 8:31

New King James Version (NKJV)

31 Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed.