2. Personalize the next two verses in Ephesians 2 by writing your name in the blanks provided.
ďBut God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved
, even when
were dead in trespasses [sins],
alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved)Ē (
Ephesians 2:4, 5
Did you catch that last phrase? According to that verse, thereís only one way that you can be saved and go to heaven. What is it?
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ďGraceĒ is simply another way of saying, ďGodís undeserved favor.Ē Thatís Godís solution to the problem that all His beloved children deserve to die because of their sins. Grace means that we get treated much, much, much better than we deserve!
3. Have you ever been in a situation in which you received something good that you didnít deserve? How did that experience make you feel? (Check as many answers as you want.)
We canít do anything to earn Godís gift of eternal life. The only reason God can treat us with grace is because Jesus came to this earth, lived a perfect life,