Deuteronomy 6:7-11; 9:6-7; Romans 3:21-24; 5:6-8; 6:23; 8:1; 2 Corinthians 5:18-19; Ephesians 1:3-9; 2:1-6
For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
God is a gracious God. He extends grace to us when we do not deserve His grace. Luke shares the story of a man who was undeserving of God’s grace, but God sought him out. Zacchaeus thought he wanted to get a better look at Jesus, but really God was drawing Zacchaeus to Him for salvation. God’s grace changes our lives.
God Is Gracious – God Gives Forgiveness
Every person who has ever lived has chosen to reject God, and we deserve to be punished. We deserve complete separation from God because we have willfully chosen to disobey God’s law and run from Him. However, God is gracious in that He gives us exactly the opposite of what we deserve. Instead of punishment, He provides a way of salvation by sending Jesus to take the punishment we deserve. We deserve punishment, but instead, we receive grace. Grace is getting a gift that we do not deserve. The way that we receive grace is through forgiveness. When we confess our sins the Bible tells us that He is faithful and just to forgive us of our sins because of His redeeming grace.
Every child should know that:
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Every child should want: