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It Is By Grace!

Ephesians 2:8

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God

profileI’ve got good news and not so good news. The not so good news is that – on our own – we will NEVER get to heaven! We cannot do enough good to offset the bad we have done – the sin we have committed. The good news is that we do not have to try and earn an audience with God when we die – it is a free gift – offered by God called grace.

The Good News is that the Father made a way for us to come into His presence – through His Son – Jesus the Christ. It is by grace!

Grace covers all our sins – as if we had never sinned! It is amazing and such a gift! Today’s passage in partial context reads like this – Ephesians 2:6-10 – 6 And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, 7 in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—9 not by works, so that no one can boast. 10 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

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October 31, 2014 Posted by | Church, Community, Daily Devotion, Discipleship, Encouragement, Evangelism, Faith Journey, Family, From the Pastor, Leadership, Outreach, Personal, Theology | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

   

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