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Today's Devotion

Made Alive in Christ

  • April 22, 2019 | Ephesians 2:8
Devotions

In our passage today, Paul tells an upside-down story. In an ordinary biography, the author begins by telling when the subject was born. We read about how the person grew up and note the key accomplishments. Finally, we learn how and when the person died. Here, Paul tells our story, but it is told in reverse. We were dead in sin but have been made alive in Christ (vv. 1, 5).

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