August’s 2018 Memory Verse:

God’s Salvation Plan Step 9       Salvation is Free

Ephesians 2:8-9 “For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.”

Remember the first 7 steps in sharing your Faith! 

Step 1: There is a God and He Loves you! John 3:16

Step 2: How are we to treat each other? The Golden Rule Matthew 7:12

Step 3: What is the summary of the Commandments? Matthew 22:36-40

Step 4: Do we follow the Golden Rule or the Commandments? 

   No!  Romans 3:23 

Step 5: It’s death or Jesus! With Jesus We are Forgiven! Romans 6:23 

Step 6: How? Jesus took our punishment, death, for us! Romans 5:8 

Step 7: Jesus rose from the Dead! Evidence! I Corinthians 15:3-4 

Step 8: What must I do to be saved? Believed! Acts 16:30-31 

 

It’s been said there are no free lunches, right? So often the one buying lunch has an agenda for the person he or she has invited for lunch!  I have an agenda when I take members and worship guests out for lunch! So watch out the next time I invite you for lunch. 😊 But there is one thing that is totally free! I know I am preaching to the choir.  Our salvation is totally free.  Unfortunately, we still think we need to work for our salvation. Daily,  Satan is trying to convince us, that we aren’t good enough so there is work to be done! We even compare ourselves to other Christians.  Our memory verse this month states it quite clear! Salvation is a Gift! No matter how good (walking with Jesus) or how bad (straying away from Jesus) you are today, it’s doesn’t matter!  You might have the same thoughts as the commercial where the company won’t ever change the price. The actors are talking back and forth, “They can’t do that. Yes, they can. No, they can’t. Yes, they did.”   God paid for our sins through his son, our Savior, Jesus.  It will never change! Our sinful nature and Satan might deceive us by putting it in our head, “God can’t do that”. Yes, He did! Our Salvation is free! Just enjoy this wonderful gift each day of your life and your day will be more peaceful no matter what problem you must wrestle with during the day. 

Caring through Christ as we share the Love of Jesus!

Pastor Tim 

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