The Gift of Grace
Ephesians 2:1-10 English Standard Version (ESV)
By Grace Through Faith
2 And you were dead in the trespasses and sins 2 in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience— 3 among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body[a] and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind.[b] 4 But[c] God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, 5 even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved— 6 and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, 7 so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. 8 For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, 9 not a result of works, so that no one may boast. 10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
Gifts. Most people love receiving them. Many of us enjoy giving them. Christmas was just a short time ago, yet the excitement you had when you first opened your gift may have left you already. Sometimes we receive gifts we don't feel worthy of. Or perhaps we feel the pressure to reciprocate to even things out. But today, I want to remind you of the gift that keeps on giving. It's free and forever will be. You don't have to earn it or work to repay it. All you have to do is accept it. Choose today to accept God's gift of Grace. Choose salvation. Choose to repent of your sins, confess that Jesus is Lord, be baptized and accept God's grace and mercy.
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