Sunday, March 23, 2008

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—among whom we all once lived
in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the
desires of the body and the mind, and were
by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind.
But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love
with which he loved us, even when we were dead
in our trespasses, made us alive together with
Christ—by grace you have been saved—and raised
us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly
places in Christ Jesus, so that in the coming ages he
might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in
kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you
have been saved through faith. And this is not your
own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works,
so that no one may boast. For we are his workmanship,
created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God
prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.


Monica said...

I'll be thinking of this passage all day- thanks!!

Hey, I love your new picture. Is that one of your children?

Saralyn said...

Thanks, Monica! Yes, the picture is of my oldest son.