19 October: The Ultimate Free Offer

When financial difficulty arrives, there’s often a revival in tokens, a search for deals, and a desire to benefit from free offers. Today’s chapter shows how to cash in on the greatest free offer ever. It’s for anyone, anywhere…

READ EPHESIANS 2   Make notes, if you’d like, of what stands out for you. Feel free to use the “Leave a Comment” box below to also write some of your thoughts.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:

Sales offer advertising leaflets are regular post. But it hit me this morning that humans will often go out of our way to save a few pounds, euros or dollars, yet continue to refuse to be saved ourselves! We feel comfortable with being “dead”, for example, to the problem of “sin”[v1]; “dead to the need” for information about the existence and involvement of the Creator God; “dead to the desire” for any connection with the Lord, the Giver of LIFE. But today’s chapter holds really great news:

“…because of His great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions – it is by grace you have been saved.” [v4,5]

If this ultimate free offer and gift from the Creator God [v8] isn’t Good News enough, at the blue-print stage when we were created “…we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”[v10]  Once we were separated, excluded, foreigners of the promises of God and without hope. [v11]  BUT NOW “…in Christ Jesus, you who once were far away have now been brought near.” [v12] This ultimate free offer is only just beginning…

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But what about your thoughts – can you tell me what today’s “breadcrumb” is? Leave a note in the “Comments” box below to tell me what you think of today’s chapter.

Wanting to connect with your Compassionate Creator? The rest of this webpage uses Jesus’ own prayer to help…[a]

THE LORD’S PRAYER:

   1.   Praise: “Our Father in Heaven, how great is Your name! Your Kingdom come! Your will be done on earth as it is in Heaven…”

May the kings of the earth hear and the rulers listen! Even I, will sing to the Lord; I’ll praise You Lord, the God of Creation, in song. [Judges 5:3]

   2.   Ask: “…Give us today our daily bread…”

  • The World: God’s GRACE for Saudi Arabia[b]
  • Your Nation: Your country’s response to needs in Africa
  • Yourself: Your “daily bread”
  • Your concerns for today
Hear my prayer, O God; please listen to the words of my mouth. [Psalm 54:2]

   3.   Admit: “…Forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us…”

Thank-you Lord, that You poured out Your life unto death. You were numbered with the transgressors, for You bore the sin of many. Now You make intercession for the sinners. [Isaiah 53:12]

   4.   Protect: “…Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from the evil one…”

You’re faithful, Father God. You’ll strengthen me and protect me from the evil one. [2 Thessalonians 3:3]

“ For Yours Lord is the Kingdom, the Power, and the Glory for ever and ever. Amen”

When questioned, tested, tricked or in His hour of great need, Jesus spoke what was previously written in God’s Word.[c] So, the final section on this page is about memorizing the script through 10 topics. Following these will help you learn 52 portions from the bible in a year! THIS WEEK’S MEMORY VERSE: Topic = Spiritual LIFE

“But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever! Amen.” [2 Peter 3:18]

[a] Matthew 6:5-15

[b] http://www.operationworld.org/country/saud/owtext.html

[c] Matthew 4:4,6,7,10; 11:10; 21:13; and 26:24,31

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