Salvation

eternallifeGOD’s PLAN: The offer of salvation

  • God offers mercy
    Titus 3:5; Ephesians 2:4; I Peter 1:3-4
  • Forgiveness
    Acts 13:38; Ephesians 1:7; I John 1:9;
    Hebrews 10:17
  • Fulfillment
    John 10:10; Matthew 11:28; Revelation 21:4
  • Eternity with God
    Exodus 33:14; Revelation 21:3
  • The Kingdom of Heaven
  • John 14:2-3; Revelation 21:2

OUR PROBLEM: Sin causes separation

  • We are guilty of sin
    Romans 3:23; Galatians 3:22; I John 1:8
  • Sin Defined
    I John 3:4; James 4:17
  • God’s Standard
    Exodus 20:3-17; Mark 12:28-31; Romans 5:20
  • Law cannot save
    Romans 3:20; Galatians 2:16; Galatians 3:10-11;
    James 2:10-11; Romans 11:6
  • Sin leads to death
    Romans 6:23;James 1:15; Galatians 6:7-8
  • Spiritual death
    Isaiah 59:1-2; Ephesians 2:1-2
  • Physical death
    Genesis 5:5; Romans 5:12-14; Hebrews 9:27
  • Eternal death
    Matthew 25:41 & 46; Luke 16:19-31; II Thessalonians 1:8-9;
    Revelation 20:10-15; Revelation 21:8

GOD’s REMEDY: Forgiveness in Christ

  • Sacrifice of Jesus Christ
    Romans 5:8-10; Romans 5:18-21; I John 2:2
  • Christ died in our place
    Leviticus 17:11; Isaiah 53:5; Hebrews 2:9;
    Hebrews 9:22; II Corinthians 5:21; Romans 3:25
  • Christ defeated death
    Romans 4:25; Romans 6:9; Acts 2:24; I Corinthians 15:20-22
  • Christ is the only way
    John 14:6; Acts 4:12; Galatians 1:6-8; Acts 13:38

OUR RESPONSE: Receive Jesus Christ

  • Salvation is by faith
    John 6:28-29; Ephesians 2:8-9; Hebrews 11:1-6; Acts 20:21
  • Jesus Christ is God
    John 1:1-5
  • Jesus Christ was a man
    John 1:14
  • Sacrifice of Jesus Christ
    I Peter 3:18; I Corinthians 15:3; John 15:13
  • Physical resurrection
    John 2:19-22; Romans 10:9-10
  • Repent-turn from sin
    Colossians 3:5; Acts 3:19; Luke 13:3; I John 1:9; Matthew 3:8
  • Receive Jesus Christ
    John 1:12; John 10:9; Romans 10:9-10; Romans 10:13; Revelation 3:20
  • Faith results in New Birth
    John 3:3; II Corinthians 5:17
  • Love one another
    John 13:34-35; I Corinthians 13:4-7; I John 4:19
  • Love leads to obedience
    John 14:15; James 2:14-26
  • Eternal security
    Ephesians 1:13-14; Romans 8:9, 8:38-39;  John 10:28-30; I John 5:11-13