Logos is pleased to offer the CrossTV/Word Pictures video series 2-Sides of the Same Coin as part of the Logos video library. Using Logos Bible Software, with incorporated video capabilities, this 5-part series is accessible for study and reference. The video book series utilizes the same tagging techniques featured in our electronic book collections, so it fits seamlessly into your existing library.
The doctrine of salvation by grace alone is possibly the most necessary of concepts for Christians—and all the world—to understand. Yet few can say they really comprehend its significance. Fewer still realize how this doctrine functions next to the admonition that faith without works is dead. How are we to understand the relationship? In 2-Sides of the Same Coin, Mark Kielar explains both individual concepts—and how they fit together as two sides of the same coin.
Salvation by Grace explores one of the most important doctrines in Christianity (the doctrine which gives this section its title), a doctrine that must be received and embraced before any others can be fully benefited from. “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith . . . and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God . . . not by works, so that no one can boast” (Ephesians 2: 8-9). When it comes to our personal salvation, these are some of the most powerful words ever written. Unfortunately, they’re also some of the most underappreciated words ever written. If you ask the vast majority of people (as this series’ creators have done), they will tell you that there’s something they can do to gain entrance into heaven. Sadly, some of the world’s most popular religions base salvation on something the individual person must do. The Bible says otherwise.
The Faith Without Deeds section tackles the flip side of doctrine. The story of Noah’s ark provides the perfect parallel and visual backdrop for a teaching based on a sermon from the great 18th century Puritan scholar: Jonathan Edwards. It’s on one of Scripture’s great paradoxes: how we cannot be saved by works, yet without works, we cannot truly be saved. It is a paradox, but not a contradiction; though skeptical people will swear that there are contradictions in the Bible, there are none—but there are some paradoxes. Faith Without Deeds explores this and other important aspect of this imperative doctrine.
- Easy to use in small group or personal study
- Solid exploration of salvation and grace
- Ideal for devotions or group use
- Episode 1—Salvation by Grace, Part 1
- Episode length: 54:33
- Episode 2—Salvation by Grace, Part 2
- Episode length: 54:77
- Episode 3—Faith Without Deeds, Part 1
- Episode length: 1:04:27
- Episode 4—Faith Without Deeds, Part 2
- Episode length: 1:01:55
- Episode 5—Faith Without Deeds, Part 3
- Episode length: 1:05:11
- Title: 2 Sides of the Same Coin Video Series
- Presentor: Mark Kielar
- Publisher: Logos Bible Software, CrossTV/Word Pictures
- Running Time: 5 hours
About CrossTV/Word Pictures
CrossTV is “a revolution in Christian television . . . led by the ultimate revolutionary . . . the ultimate non-conformist of all time, Jesus Christ.” Their Word Pictures videos discuss a wide range of topics, including Apologetics, Hermeneutics, and Salvation. Guest speakers on CrossTV include: Josh McDowell, Steve Gallagher, Joni Eareckson Tada, Erwin Lutzer, John MacArthur, and more! For more information about CrossTV, visit their website at http://www.crosstv.com/.
Be sure to check out the other great products from CrossTV: the Apologetics: Defending the Faith Video Series, The Good Steward Video Series, A Workman Approved by God Video Series, and The True Christian’s Love for the Unseen Christ Video Series.
About Word Pictures
From CrossTV/Word Pictures:
People are tired of a mock, pseudo, superficial Christianity. They’re realizing that despite all the hype and emotion up front, in the final analysis, much of modern Christianity is nothing more than a “form of Godliness, without the power.” (2 Timothy 3:5) Yet, there is a new, God-sent thirst and hunger amongst a relatively small (but rapidly growing) remnant of people, to experience, know, love, obey, suffer for, and serve the one, true, living God with all their hearts, souls, minds, and strength.
And those same people want a true, straight talking, plain speaking, “don’t tell me what you think I want to hear; tell me what I need to hear,” biblically accurate interpretation and exposition of God’s Word. They want to know what God wants us to know, the way he wants us to know it.
And people have grown weary of being hit up for money, or given “fluff” in place of doctrine, or having their intelligence insulted or placated in the name of Christianity. The result has been a genuine longing for the preaching and teaching that the Spurgeons and Wesleys and Edwardses of yesteryear were renowned for.
“Word Pictures” is one ministry’s God-fearing attempt to be faithful to that call.
More information available at http://www.crosstv.com/crosstv-work.html
Below are two demo videos from the 2-Sides of the Same Coin series. The first is a 2:12 minute video, featuring a clip from Episode 1—Salvation by Grace, Part 1. Here, Mark Kieler shows how even our best intentions and good deeds are not enough to gain admittance into Heaven.
In the second, 2:37 minute clip from Episode 3—Faith Without Deeds, Part 1, Mark explains the difference between truly believing, and just paying lip service.
The demos are presented as Streaming Windows Media files. Both are for demo purposes only. The actual quality of the Logos editions is superior.