Romans 1
June 13, 2014
Thanks To Our Fathers
June 15, 2014
Romans 1
June 13, 2014
Thanks To Our Fathers
June 15, 2014

Your Spiritual PB&J Sandwich

PB&J sandwich pic

Ephesians 2:8
For by grace are you saved through faith.

I grew up never eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches; in fact, it wasn’t until I was in college that I began to eat and enjoy them. Since then I’ve fixed many PB&J’s for my children, my grandchildren, and others. When you spread peanut butter and jelly on a piece of bread, you have a yummy sandwich, right? It not only nourishes but it provides strength and tastes good.

I’m suggesting we take the example of a natural PB&J sandwich and enjoy a spiritual sandwich of faith and grace. Let me share my thoughts on how faith and grace go together like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Just as there are three parts to the PB&J sandwich, there are three parts to our spiritual PB&J sandwich.

Ephesians 2:8 says we are saved by grace through faith. It isn’t something we can earn or do on our own. Our salvation is solely based on what Jesus did for us on the Cross. As we exercise faith [trust and belief] in what He has done, we are recipients of God’s grace and receive His wonderful gift of salvation. Furthermore, Romans 5:2 says that we have access by faith into this grace.  

All that God has provided for us is through and by His love, mercy, and grace. Everything we need that pertains to life and godliness He’s provided. Our part is to believe, that is, have faith in what He has done, and then simply receive His grace and gift.

Without bread you really don’t have a PB&J sandwich, do you? Jesus came as the Bread of Life (John 6:48). In verse 51, Jesus said “I am the living bread… if any man eat of this bread, he shall live forever.” Jesus is the bread of life, providing salvation for us and sustaining nourishment, healing, provision, and so much more. When you add faith and grace to the Bread of Life and you’ve got a powerful, sustaining combination—the power of God dwelling and living in you. You can enjoy your spiritual PB&J sandwich today by partaking of the Bread of Life while activating your faith in God’s grace.