Thursday, October 24, 2013

Yes!!!! It's Free!!!

Ephesians 2:8-9 (NIV)

8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9 not by works, so that no one can boast.
On the 3rd Saturday of each month AwakeningLife Ministries holds what we call "Celebrate Love". Members of the church prepare meals and give them away at the local shopping plaza. You may be surprised to hear what a struggle it is at times to give away FREE food! We have an eye catching green tent with a sign that reads "Free Lunch". Still it seems that no one really believes that it's free. Absolutely free!! There is nothing anyone can or must do to earn this free lunch. It is freely given. All anyone must do is to make the choice to accept this free gift.
This reminds me of the free gift from our Heavenly Father. The free gift of salvation through His Son Jesus as our Savior. The free gift that Jesus gave us when He shed His blood to pay for our sin. You see, there is nothing we can do to earn this free gift. Jesus became the sacrifice when He was nailed on the cross and resurrected 3 days later!
The reason that AwakeningLife gives away these free lunches is because of the love for God's people. John 3:16 tells us why God sacrificed His only Son. It's because He "So loved the world". I think many of us don't even realize just how much God loves us. He loves us "SO" much that He made a way for us to have eternal life and live with Him in Heaven. To us it is FREE! Absolutely FREE! All we have to do is accept it.

Again this week I am sharing a list of scripture that will help you in your decision to accept His FREE gift.

Romans 3:23 - Man's Need
Romans 6:23 - Sin's Penalty
Romans 5:8 - God's Provision
Romans 10:9-10 - Man's Response
Romans 10:13 - God's Response

This post was written from the heart of Beth Reed. I hope it has encouraged you in some way. I would really love to hear from you.
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  1. I LOVE Awakening Life Ministries!!! Celebrate Love is a wonderful ministry run by God through Mary Colburn. How else can we show God's love unless we show them through example and actions!!!! God loved us so much that He sent His only son to die on a cross so that we could live a FREE eternal life in Heaven! GLORY!!!! Pamela Britt Malone

  2. I LOVE OUR CHURCH Awakening Life!!! Our ministry of FREE LUNCHES is run by Mary Colburn :) God's loved us so much that He gave His only son to die for our sins so that we can have eternal life in Heaven and not in hell!!! Do you know our Jesus? Salvation is FREE and if you live in the Jasper area - come get your FREE lunches too!!! How can people see the love of God if we never show it? Pamela Britt Malone