The Year Round Gift
This week in SPC Youth, Brian will be sharing about all things “gifts”—from giving to receiving, to Jesus… the ultimate gift. Jesus’ birth is what Christmas is all about, right? It marks the day GRACE arrived on earth. The BEST news?? →It never stopped arriving—God’s grace is the year-round gift.
And it’s poured out in abundance! —> “From His fullness we have all received, GRACE UPON GRACE.” – John 1:16
Because of Jesus, unending grace is ours to keep.
Grace on grace on grace on grace on grace on grace on grace…..
Romans 5:20 says, “But where sin increased, GRACE increased all the more!”
^^ In other words, there’s no one His grace can’t reach, and there’s nothing His grace can’t redeem.
One of the first scriptures I ever memorized was Ephesians 2:8,9 – “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.”
Remember that your faith in Christ IS enough. Anything else undermines the truth that salvation is a gift, not a reward for our good deeds. When we set up additional requirements for salvation, we deny grace and the power of Christ’s death on the cross. (Gal. 3:1-5)