Scripture text: Ephesians 2: 8-10                    Preacher: Rev David Sutherland                          Date: 11 January 2015

Our study of Paul’s letter to the Ephesians continues. Four weeks ago we reached Chapter 2, where in verses 1-3 Paul points to the necessity of salvation; last week we considered verses 4-7, where Paul describes the nature of salvation. In verses 8-10, the subject of today’s sermon, Paul, in revealing the characteristics of salvation, identifies the cause of salvationby grace, the instrument of salvationthrough faith, the source of salvationof God, and the sphere of salvationin Christ Jesus. The sermon reflects on those four characteristics and encourages the listener to do likewise.

The Characteristics of Salvation