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But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of
works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration
and renewal of the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, so
that being justified by his grace we might become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
~ Titus 3:4-7~
|If you died today are you 100% sure you would go to heaven?
God's Plan of Salvation
What is Salvation?
I read in an article by Mary Fairchild that simply put, God's plan of salvation is the divine romance recorded in the pages of the
Bible. I think that is so beautifully put.
God’s Plan of Salvation is His way of providing his people freedom from sin and spiritual death through repentance and faith in
Jesus Christ. By faith in Jesus Christ, believers are saved from God's judgment of sin and its consequence—eternal death.
When Adam was disobedient and Eve was deceived, man was separated from God through sin. God's holiness required punishment
and payment (atonement) for sin, which was (and still is) eternal death. Our death is not sufficient to cover the payment for sin.
Only a perfect, spotless sacrifice, offered in just the right way, can pay for our sin. Jesus, 100% God and 100% man, came to offer
the pure, complete and everlasting sacrifice to remove, atone, and make eternal payment for sin. Why? Because God loves us and
desires an intimate relationship with us.
1. Everyone needs salvation because we have all sinned.
Romans 3:10-12, and 23
As the Scriptures say, “No one is righteous—not even one. No one is truly wise; no one is seeking God. All have turned away; all
have become useless. No one does good, not a single one.”... For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard.
2. The wages (or consequence) of sin is death.
For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord. (NLT)
3. Jesus Christ died for our sins. He paid the price for our death.
But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners. (NLT)
4. We receive salvation and eternal life through faith in Jesus Christ.
Romans 10:9-10, and 13
If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved ...
For “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” (NLT)
5. Salvation through Jesus Christ brings us into a relationship of peace with God.
Therefore, since we have been made right in God’s sight by faith, we have peace with God because of what Jesus Christ our Lord
has done for us. (NLT)
So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus. (NLT)
And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither
our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in
the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is
revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord. (NLT)
1. Admit you are a sinner.
2. Understand that as a sinner, you deserve death.
3. Believe Jesus Christ died on the cross to save you from sin and death.
4. Repent by turning from your old life of sin to a new life in Christ.
5. Receive, through faith in Jesus Christ, his free gift of salvation.
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