8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 

9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.

- Ephesians 2:8-9 KJV

 Introduction to Ephesians 2:8-9 


May 8, 2024


Reverend Danny Rhoades

Greetings, my fellow Brothers and Sisters. In today’s devotional, I sha ll delve into Ephesians 2:8-9, the apostle Paul writes, "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." These verses are a powerful reminder of the amazing grace of God and the gift of salvation that He has given us through faith in Jesus Christ.


The word "grace" means "unmerited favor." It is something that we do not deserve, but that God freely gives us. We are all sinners, and we deserve to be punished for our sins. But God, in His great love, has provided a way for us to be saved from our sins and from the punishment that we deserve. He sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to die on the cross in our place. Jesus paid the price for our sins, and He offers us the free gift of salvation if we will only believe in Him. 

We are saved by grace through faith. Faith is not something that we can work up ourselves. It is a gift from God. When we believe in Jesus Christ, we are trusting in Him to save us from our sins. We are acknowledging that we cannot save ourselves, and that we need His help.

Our salvation is not a result of our own works. We cannot earn our way to heaven by doing good deeds. Our salvation is a gift from God, and it is based solely on the finished work of Jesus Christ on the cross. 

God has designed our salvation in such a way that no one can boast about it. We cannot boast about our own goodness or our own works. We can only boast in the grace of God and in the finished work of Jesus Christ.

In Conclusion, we learn that Ephesians 2:8-9 is a powerful reminder of the amazing grace of God and the gift of salvation that He has given us through faith in Jesus Christ. We are saved by grace through faith, and this is not our own doing. It is a gift from God, so that no one may boast.

Brothers and Sisters, I hope and pray that you have enjoyed and gained some great knowledge reading my devotional today on " Introduction to Ephesians 2:8-9" as I have researching and writing about them. 

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May we find strength, courage, and wisdom to walk in faith and embrace God's purpose for our lives.as we step out into the world. Have a great and blessed day ahead. Amen.

Reverend Danny Rhoades  



My precious lord, we come before You with humble hearts, seeking your divine guidance and protection for all of mankind. We thank you for the gift of salvation through your abundant grace and the sacrifice of your Son, Jesus Christ. As we reflect on Ephesians 2:8-9, we are reminded that our salvation is not earned by our own works, but by your unmerited favor. We are saved by faith in your Son, and for that we are eternally grateful.

Lord, in a world that is often filled with confusion, hatred, and division, we ask that you unite us as your children. Help us to remember that we are all equal in your eyes and to love one another as brothers and sisters in Christ. Give us the strength and courage to extend grace and forgiveness to those who may not deserve it, just as you have extended it to us.

We pray for those who have not yet experienced your saving grace. Open their hearts and minds to your love and truth, and guide them to salvation. May your love and grace transform us and the world around us, bringing peace and unity to all nations and peoples. These things we pray in the name of Jesus, our Savior and Advocate, we pray. Amen

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