Each week we post a scripture to challenge you to hide God’s Word in your heart. Commit it to memory, meditate on it and apply it to your life.
This week’s memory verse:
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
- When we work all week, our wages are received on payday in the form of a check our automatic deposit into our account. For students, the wages of their efforts in school is handed out on report card day or at the end of a college semester or with every grade they receive on a paper, project or test. Wages are what our actions earn us. As sinners, the wages of our sin is death and an eternity in Hell.
- In contrast, eternal life can only be received as a gift from God because He sent Jesus to pay the wages for our sin through His willing and sacrificial death on the cross and resurrection from the dead.
- If someone gives you a gift, what must you do to accept it? If it’s a gift, you can’t earn it by working for it. If you attempt to pay for it, it ceases to become a gift. The gift becomes yours when you reach out and accept it. There is nothing you can do to earn salvation. There are no deeds good enough, no acts of kindness good enough. Christ already did all the work as He lived a sinless life and died on the cross in your place. You can’t pay penance for salvation, Christ already paid the price through his shed blood as He gave His life in place of yours. Salvation is a gift and you must reach out by faith and accept it. Have you…or will you…accept the God’s free gift of salvation?
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Julia is CEO of Wellspring Christian Ministries, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people and couples develop a passionate relationship with God. A public speaker, conference trainer, event planner, and blog writer, Julia is a two-time graduate from Grand Canyon University with a bachelor in Psychology and a masters in Professional Counseling. Saved as a child and raised in church and in a Christian home and private Christian School as a Pastor’s kid, Julia has taught Sunday school, led music, played the piano, served as Children’s Director, and engaged her gifts in many other areas of church life. Previously employed with the Florida Baptist Convention, Julia organized events and led conferences for church ministry assistants.
Julia enjoys sharing her journey as a growing Christian with others looking for a deeper connection with God. Through Bible study and her own life experiences, God has given Julia a passion to help couples understand God’s design for marriage while they learn to place God first in their marriage, cultivate meaningful relationships, build intimacy, and address the tougher issues that come in every marriage so that they can experience a marriage that honors and glorifies God. Julia also loves mentoring, teaching, and working with women to help them learn to live as Godly women.
With her history and experience growing up in both small and large churches, Julia enjoys bringing top level quality events to churches of all sizes. Her father largely pastored small churches and therefore she understands that these vital parts of the believing community need to be good stewards of the resources God provides them with. This knowledge inspires her passion for being available with a fresh perspective for those who want to provide their congregations with meaningful spiritual growth opportunities.
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