By Garry Knighton
Church of Christ/North - Shreveport, La.
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO HAVE A SAVIOR?
We often talk about having a Savior, especially this time of year.
Revelation 20:11-14; 21:8.
Our understanding is limited, therefore, God is limited in expressing some concepts.
In this lesson, we will take a look at WHAT we are saved from and the fact that we are saved completely.
HAVING A SAVIOR MEANS BEING SAVED FROM SOMETHING -- SAVED FROM WHAT?
Romans 1:18, 24, 26, 28 - God let them go.
Genesis 6:3 - "I will not strive..." - He let them go.
II thessalonians 2:10-12.
Death - THANATOS - separation.
Not existence but a no-quality life.
No meaningful relationship.
Matthew 10:28 - loss of all things with any pleasure.
Happiness, joy, never again to have your dreams realized.
Matthew 8:12 - eternal loss of perspective.
Jude 6; II Peter 2:4.
HAVING A SAVIOR MEANS WE ARE SAVED COMPLETELY - HEBREWS 7:25-28.
What is involved in being saved completely?
Salvation is greater than sin.
Sin exists in three ways:
Guilt - penalty - (transgressors - Romans 6:23.)
Power - Genesis 3:7, 8, 1-14, 17-19.
Presence - Ephesians. 2:1-3.
Jesus bore our sin for us - bought us out of it.
The resurrection frees us from the presence of sin.
Salvation is greater than the shame of sin we face.
Hebrews 2:11; 11:16.
Atonement - to cover us.
Expiation - to cover the sin.
Propitiation - to stop God's anger - His wrath is satisfied.
Sacrifice - He took our place.
Salvation is greater than time.
Once saved - we have no past.
I Corinthians 1:18 - are being saved.
Acts 2:38 - past, present and future.
Hebrews 9:28 - bring salvation - future.
II Corinthians 1:10 - past, present and future - (K.J.V.).
Salvation is greater than all of our needs.
I Thessalonians 5:23.
I Corinthians 5:5 - spirit.
Hebrews 10:39 - soul.
Romans 8:23 - body.
Hebrews 2:5 - destiny
John 8:24 - believe in His Messiahship - Deity.
Luke 13:5 - repent.
John 3:5 - be born again.
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