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Romans 1:16-17; 3:22b-28

It’s Free

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Romans 1:16-17; 3:22b-28
It’s Free

By Lois Parker Edstrom

Objects suggested: A few coins

Some parents give their children an allowance so they will have a small amount of money with which to buy something special. Other parents do not give their children an allowance and choose to take care of their children’s needs in other ways.

A child who receives an allowance may be expected to do some work as a way of earning the allowance. Other children may be asked to help with family chores, but the work is not done to earn allowance money – the allowance is given freely with nothing expected from the child.

Talking about allowances may help us understand more about the free gift of God’s love. As Christians, we are a part of God’s family and we have work to do, but work is not necessary to receive God’s love. We need only to accept and believe in the power of God’s love. The Bible tells us that the Gospel (Good News about Jesus) “is the power of God for salvation for everyone who believes” (1:16).

God’s love is offered to everyone. We are not asked to earn that love. It is free.

Scripture quotations from the World English Bible

Copyright 2008, Richard Niell Donovan