Dec 13 8:07 AM

Best of 2021: God's Gift to Us (Released 11-08-2021)

Dec 13 8:07 AM
Dec 13 8:07 AM


Monday, December 13, 2021

Originally Published November 8, 2021


Ephesians 2:8-9


Through the end of the year, we’ll be rerunning some of the best Life Lifters from 2021. We hope you’ll join us each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday morning!



Today we're talking about gifts. It's Christmas time, so we're all looking for the perfect gift. We go on Amazon, we go to Walmart, we go to Best Buy, we go to Target, and we're looking for this perfect gift for our loved ones and our friends. So we find this perfect gift, as we would think, and we give it to them. Then, a couple of weeks later, they don't use it. They use it for week one, they use it for week two, and then it just gets boring, it gets overused, and we never see them pick it up again. However, there's a perfect gift that we have. When I'm thinking about gifts, there's this perfect gift that we have that has been offered to each and every one of us. That's the gift of salvation.

Paul talks about this in Ephesians 2:8-9, "For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of work so that no one may boast." What Paul's saying here is that salvation, is a gift from God. What Jesus did for us on the cross is a gift from God. What's awesome about this is it says it's not of our own doing, we can't do anything to earn this gift. If we do something to earn it, then it's no longer a gift. So, that's the encouragement for today is that we don't have to do anything in order to get this this free gift of salvation that God has given to us. He has given it to us out of his love, out of his grace, out of his mercy for us, because he loves us just that much. As we go into this holiday season with Christmas right around the corner, I encourage each and every one of you not just to remember that the gift of God is free, and we don't have to do anything for it, but remember it's a gift that we can give to other people. So whoever you come into contact with, let them know what Jesus has done for them, so that they can also receive that free gift of God. So that's all I have for today. I hope you were encouraged. Until next time, make sure to love yourselves, love others, but most of all, love God. God bless.