Accept the Gift of Salvation


Ephesians 2:8 For by grace you have been saved through faith.  And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God.

This is a verse I see a lot of people struggle with.  The thought that there is nothing we can do to ensure our salvation is a scary one.  But it also can be a very humbling and comforting thought.

If we dissect this verse a bit, we find that through our faith we are saved by God’s grace.  Paul tells us this grace comes to us, not because of anything we did or didn’t do, but it is a gift from God.  Have you ever thought that you don’t deserve this gift?  I struggled with this for a long time.

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What is an Idol?



Isaiah 2:8 Their land is filled with idols; they bow down to the work of their hands, to what their own fingers have made.

Do you know what idols are? Many people think they are statues that ancient religions worshipped. However, idols can be many many things. An idol is anything you put ahead of God in level of importance.

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Handling Distractions


1 Corinthians 7:35

I say this for your own benefit, not to lay any restraint upon you, but to promote good order and to secure your undivided devotion to the Lord.

This life sure gets busy, doesn’t it?  It’s so easy to get wrapped up in all our obligations and get distracted from our relationship with God.  If this happens to you, I assure you that you are not alone!

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