Do you sometimes seek to win the approval of friends, coworkers, family members, or even God? Do you sometimes feel like you need to do much for His approval? Religious teachers in the early church believed faith wasn't enough, and that being right with God required something more. Early Christians were about ready to accept the additional requirements. The apostle Paul took the opportunity to remind believers that salvation isn't based on following a religious code, or what we do (or don't do), or what we know, or how we feel. In demonstrating a profound difference between living by law and living by grace, he reminds us that we are indeed free in Christ.
The Life Lessons with Max Lucado series brings the Bible to life through 12 lessons packed with fascinating questions, inspiring stories, and thoughtful reflections to take you deeper into God's Word. The lessons in this updated edition of the bestselling series includes an opening reflection, a description of the context in which the Scripture was written, an excerpt of the text (from the New International and King James versions), exploration and reflection questions on the passage, inspirational thoughts on the theme from Max Lucado, and a closing Life Lesson takeaway and personal devotion.