Posts Tagged ‘ Saved ’

VerseD: Romans 10:17

So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.

Romans 10:17, ESV

Saving faith comes from knowing the Gospel: we are all sinners, yet Jesus – God in the flesh – came to live a perfect life and die for our forgiveness and then arose again to life.

Hire can we be saved if we are never told the Gospel?

Share it with all.

VerseD: Psalm 105:1

Oh give thanks to the Lord; call upon his name; make known his deeds among the peoples!

Psalm 105:1, ESV

God is our help in trouble, and He saved us from our sin and His wrath.

Let the world know how great He is and what He has done!

VerseD: John 3:17

For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

John 3:17, ESV

Christ was not sent to condemn. The Law and our own conscience already do that. Christ came to reach out to and save those who stand condemned. (All of us.)

VerseD: John 20:21

Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you.”

John 20:21, ESV

Jesus was sent to save the world. He sends us to tell the world of His saving work on the cross.

VerseD: Acts 2:38

And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

Acts 2:38, ESV

We let God change our thinking about sin so that we do not want to sin, we believe in the saving work of Jesus, and we get baptized. This is how we become a Christian. It is the work of God by the Holy Spirit.

VerseD: Romans 10:13

For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

Romans 10:13, ESV

In Jesus’ name alone are we saved from our sin and offered eternal life.

VerseD: 1 Corinthians 13:13

So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
1 Corinthians 13:13, ESV

We have faith in the Faithful One who saves us, hope in His return, and love Him by loving others through compassion and sharing the good news of His saving work and imminent return.

VerseD: Psalm 40:1-2

I waited patiently for the Lord; he inclined to me and heard my cry. He drew me up from the pit of destruction, out of the miry bog, and set my feet upon a rock, making my steps secure.
Psalm 40:1‭-‬2, ESV

Our giving of glory to God and our most effective witness to others of His goodness and awesomeness is trusting patiently in Him in all circumstances.
For we know we stand on His solid foundation.

A Faith Old Enough to Drink?

Today is my wonderful mother-in-law’s birthday.

Also, it is what I call my Re-birthday.

21 years ago today, in a small Nazarene church in Bloomington, IL, at 6:46 pm CST, I realized that I believed the Gospel message. Jesus got a firm hold of me, and that is when everything began to change for me.

And I celebrate with a cake.

Why?

Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.

For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found.’ And they began to celebrate.
Luke 15:7, 10, 24

Just like the song says, this wretch was lost and dead, but now I am found and alive. This calls for celebration!

Being as I am now re-21, and I mentioned drinking in the title:

“And no one puts new wine into old wineskins. If he does, the new wine will burst the skins and it will be spilled, and the skins will be destroyed. But new wine must be put into fresh wineskins. And no one after drinking old wine desires new, for he says, ‘The old is good.’”
Luke 5:37‭-‬39 ESV

I am not who I was 21 years ago. I am not who I was 10 years ago. I have grown and learned much in Christ. I have been made new to carry the New Covenant of our Lord into our world as I commune with Him by His Holy Spirit.

Therefore, let us celebrate our common salvation and share this faith with our fallen world!

VerseD: John 15:5

I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.
John 15:5, ESV

Any good works we donare meaningless without Christ. We cannot earn our way to heaven with good works or being good enough.
Only in Jesus are we guaranteed eternal life and do our good works have real impact.