We Are Saved by Grace Through Faith

from the This Is the Gospel reading plan

Ephesians 2:1-10, Romans 3:21-26, Galatians 4:4-7, 1 Peter 1:3-9, 18-19, John 10:27-30

I made a deal with my kids: “Put your dishes away after every meal for a week and I’ll give you a surprise.” Guess how long they made it? Not past breakfast on day one. I restarted the clock. We gave it another go. But on the last day, they were eager to play a game together as a family and left their cups on the table. So I took their cups to the sink for them and still gave them a surprise. Why? Because grace abounds.

In that moment with my kids, I saw a parable of the gospel. There is no amount of achieving or morality, church attending or evangelical rain-dancing in the spiritual disciplines that can get us into God’s grace. The only way we get into God’s grace is through God’s provision of grace. Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life—and He Himself is the grace of God for us (John 14:6; Titus 2:11).

Real Christianity is the message that salvation is always and only for undeserving sinners. Salvation is non-achievable—a complete gift of grace and mercy to sinners from the nail-pierced hands of Jesus Christ.

Did you ask Him to go toe-to-toe with Satan in the wilderness for you?
Did you ask Him to die for you back in 33 AD?
Did you ask Him to rise from the dead, defeating sin and death for you?

The answer to all of the above is no. Jesus did all of this without you asking Him. Grace was coming for you before you were born, before you asked, and before you knew Him. Grace came for you.

There are a lot of competing voices in the world, but the real gospel rings out a simple message: You can be saved if you will give up trying to save yourself and abandon all other methods of salvation, believing in Christ alone.

Trust His death for the death of your sins (Galatians 2:20). Trust that His stack of folded-up grave clothes means you’ve been clothed in garments of salvation and a robe of righteousness (Isaiah 61:10). Trust that the last set of sandal prints He left before He ascended back to the Father means that we will one day see Him face to face (1 Corinthians 13:12). His work on your behalf is your only hope. It is done. He has done it all. You are saved by grace, and by grace alone.

Written by J.A. Medders

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3 thoughts on "We Are Saved by Grace Through Faith"

  1. Joshua H. says:

    Grace is something that’s given, not earned.

  2. Micah Edwards says:

    Faith is…

    More precious than gold
    Meant to praise, glorify, and honor
    How we obtain salvation
    How we encounter the righteousness of God
    Hearing and following

  3. Jonathan says:

    Ephesians 2:10
    “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.”

    I drew so much meaning from this passage:
    1. It is Not about you- it’s about God, and the message he’s speaking to others through your
    choices, your life, your salvation.
    2. When grace is given freely (through faith) and not through works, all that energy spent trying
    to save ourselves (which is completely impossible) can be spent helping others, doing God’s
    work. It’s like having your rent paid, and using the extra time on a day you’d spend working
    volunteering, instead.
    3. And there is a purpose for you- I always like having a plan, and knowing there is one for my
    life from my creator fills me with purpose. And this purpose is bigger than myself, and better
    than I could even imagine. The thought of it fills me with hope.

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