The Best Free Gift That Can't Be Earned
God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it.
Ephesians 2:8-9 (NLT)
When You Look, What Do You See?
Then he placed these peeled branches in the watering troughs where the flocks came to drink, for that was where they mated. And when they mated in front of the white-streaked branches, they gave birth to young that were streaked, speckled, and spotted.
Genesis 30:38-39 (NLT)
Speak to Your Future
“In this manner, therefore, pray: Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.”
Matthew 6:8 (NKJV)
Shame Doesn't Come From God
What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things? Who shall bring a charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies.
Romans 8:31-33 (NKJV)
You Are Accepted
I decide not to do bad, but then I do it anyway. My decisions, such as they are, don’t result in actions. Something has gone wrong deep within me and gets the better of me every time.
Romans 7:19-20 (MSG)
You Have An Inheritance
In Him also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will
Ephesians 1:11 (NJKV)
It's All Included
For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes,
Romans 1:16 (NKJV)
Eternity is Forever
“...whoever accepts and trusts the Son gets in on everything, life complete and forever! And that is also why the person who avoids and distrusts the Son is in the dark and doesn’t see life. All he experiences of God is darkness, and an angry darkness at that.”
John 3:36 (MSG)
Their god is their appetite, they brag about shameful things, and they think only about this life here on earth. But we are citizens of heaven, where the Lord Jesus Christ lives.
Philippians 3:19-20 (NLT)
Know Your Rights
“The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance [to the full, till it overflows
John 10:10 (AMP)
Forgiveness Is Not a Feeling
Love (God’s love in us) does not insist on its own rights or its own way, for it is not self-seeking; it is not touchy or fretful or resentful; it takes no account of the evil done to it [it pays no attention to a suffered wrong].
1 Corinthians 13:5 (AMPC)
Have You Tried Everything?
If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.
Romans 12:18 (KJV)
Live in Love
“I forgave you that tremendous debt because you pleaded with me. Shouldn’t you have mercy on your fellow servant, just as I had mercy on you?”
Matthew 18:32–33 (NLT)
Easily Offended or Quick to Let It Go?
Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they don’t know what they are doing.”
Luke 23:34 (NLT)
“Lord, how often should I forgive someone who sins against me? Seven times?” “No, not seven times,” Jesus replied, “but seventy times seven!”
Matthew 18:21–22 (NLT)
Forgive and Forget
“I—yes, I alone—will blot out your sins for my own sake and will never think of them again.”
Isaiah 43:25 (NLT)
Judged and Sentenced
“Judge not [neither pronouncing judgment nor subjecting to censure], and you will not be judged...forgive and release (give up resentment, let it drop), and you will be acquitted and forgiven and released.”
Luke 6:37 (AMPC)
Make a Clean Start
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
1 John 1:9 (NKJV)
His Power to Forgive
And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.
Ephesians 4:32 (NKJV)
Sometimes You Need to Break It
The Lord says, “I will guide you along thebest pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you.”
The Key is "You Change"
But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord
2 Corinthians 3:18 (NKJV)