Saved by Grace
Hello everyone! Salinn, we greatly missed your family at church today. Samuel and Jonathan were sick, so Mom and Ruthie stayed home with them while Dad, Joe, Hannah, Grace, and I went to church in the little car. Mr. P was not feeling well, so we had only eleven people for the evening service. We read a paper on being saved by grace.
"For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: "
The paper, available from the Middletown Bible Church, contrasted grace with many other things. I can't remember them all, but a few of the things were as follows:
Grace is not debt. Debt is something that is owed. We are not owed grace. It is a gift from God as stated in Ephesians 2:8.
Grace is not wages. The only wages that we deserve is death.
"For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord."
Grace is not something we must work for or earn. (It is the gift of God.)
Some people would try to say that we must obey specific rules and do good works to become saved. Rather, we should do God-honoring works because we are saved. I hope this blesses you as much as it did me.