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No Matter Who We Are (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 289)

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Romans 3:22 (NLT)
We are made right with God by placing our faith in Jesus Christ. And this is true for everyone who believes, no matter who we are.

Don’t you like the feeling of being forgiven? You know when you’ve said or done something wrong, were late on a bill payment, failed to do something at work, and the offended party just wipes the slate clean and gives you a fresh start. Well, that’s what God did when he sent Jesus to earth to bear our sins on the cross. Read more…

Injustice Proves We Need Grace (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 250)

Injustice Proves We Need Grace

Ecclesiastes 3:18 (NLT)
I also thought about the human condition—how God proves to people that they are like animals.

If you were to ask most people in the world whether or not they believe people are generally good, 9 out 10 would speak in the affirmative. They would say it is the environment that causes people to do evil. But people in and of themselves have basically good hearts and good intentions. Read more…

From Guilt to Grace (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 239)

From Guilt to Grace

Romans 8:1 (NLT)
So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus.

One of the biggest burdens people carry in life is shame and guilt. Since we are far from being perfect in any area, we are all faced with guilt and shame of some kind over our real or perceived flaws and certain imperfections. Just by being alive, we all are accustomed to some level of guilt. When sin entered the world, so did guilt and shame. Read more…

The Expensive Gift (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 236)

The Expensive Gift

Romans 5:15 (NLT)
But there is a great difference between Adam’s sin and God’s gracious gift. For the sin of this one man, Adam, brought death to many. But even greater is God’s wonderful grace and his gift of forgiveness to many through this other man, Jesus Christ.

Everyone knows that if someone gives you something with no strings attached, that gift will be free to you, but it cost the giver something to get it. The same can be said of grace. God’s grace is completely free to all of His creation, but it cost Jesus Christ His life. Because God was willing to give up His Son so every soul that enters the world can have a chance at a beautiful eternal life, we have this free gift called grace. Read more…

You Don’t Have to Work a Day in Your Life (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 235)

You Don’t Have to Work a Day in Your Life

Romans 11:6 (NLT)
And since it is through God’s kindness, then it is not by their good works. For in that case, God’s grace would not be what it really is—free and undeserved.

Ask the average person what it would take to go to Heaven and you’re bound to get a thousand different answers. Some might say that one has to work extremely hard. Others might say that one has to give to charity on a regular basis, help the poor in any way possible, feed the hungry, and give shelter to the homeless. Other people might say that one has to be kind, loving, patient, and generous. Still others might say that your good deeds must outweigh your bad ones before you can enter the pearly white gates. Read more…

My Life Is Worth Nothing Unless (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 233)

My Life Is Worth Nothing Unless

Acts 20:24 (NLT)
But my life is worth nothing to me unless I use it for finishing the work assigned me by the Lord Jesus—the work of telling others the Good News about the wonderful grace of God.

What is the most important thing in your life? What is the one thing you really want to do that you think would make your life worth it? For some people, it is to go to college. For others, it is to get married, to play a sport professionally, to obtain a dream job, to travel, to make a lot of money, or to have fun. Still, for many other people, the most important thing to them is to have children, to have grandchildren, or to make their parents proud. Read more…

Saved To Be Used for a Purpose (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 230)

Saved To Be Used for a Purpose

1 Corinthians 6:20 (NLT)
For God bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body.

Grace is absolutely free to all who come to Christ in faith, but it cost him is life. The main way we can show God that we appreciate his Son’s sacrifice is by giving up our lives in service to him and to others. We respond to God’s grace by expressing gratitude through giving our lives for his purpose. We have been given spiritual gifts, talents, and abilities to help other people find grace. Read more…

Illogical Grace (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 229)

Illogical Grace

John 1:17 (NLT)
For the law was given through Moses, but God’s unfailing love and faithfulness came through Jesus Christ.

As human beings, we tend to live our lives according to the law. The law is logical. We shouldn’t speed because we’ll receive a ticket. We shouldn’t steal, lie, or murder because there are laws set in place through which there are major consequences. We let women and children go first through doors because it wouldn’t make sense the other way around. Good businesses aim to perform operations “by the books.” Read more…

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