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Powered by 4 - August 3, 2011

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Planned Work

today's reading.
Ephesians 2:1-10    And you were dead in the trespasses and sins in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience...

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What does your "before Christ" picture look like (2:1-3)? What does your "after Christ" picture look like (2:5-9)? How will you best express your gratitude for salvation by God's grace today?

the blog.
The message of Ephesians 2:1-10 is how through Christ we have been saved by God's grace and that our salvation is a gift from God and has nothing to do with our work or efforts. But, Paul also lets us know that once we've received Christ as Savior, our work and efforts do absolutely matter. In fact, the expectation is for us to work. "For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them" (vs. 10).

So what does being "his workmanship" mean to you? If you gave yourself a job review right now, what would you say about your workmanship? What could you improve on going forward? Tami W.

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