Because of sin, every man has lost his relationship with God, his eternal life, and has also destroyed and disfigured himself and his environment. But God loved the world so much that he sent his Son to offer salvation to all people by dying on the cross of Calvary. Jesus sacrificed himself and shed his own sinless blood to atone for our sins. By repenting, believing in Jesus Christ and confessing him as Lord and Savior, you are saved, which you then confirm by being baptized. To be saved means to be forgiven of all your sins here and now, reconciled to God and born again to “eternal life” as a child of God. Salvation also means that the Holy Spirit begins a process in you where the goal is to become like Jesus. He does this by working away our sin, but also by filling our lives with God’s love and spiritual gifts and fruits.
“22the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction: 23for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus,” (Ro 3:22–24)
“2but your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God, and your sins have hidden his face from you so that he does not hear.” (Is 59:2)
“8but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Ro 5:8)
“16“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. 17For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.” (Jn 3:16–17)
“38And 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.” (Ac 2:38)
“28for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.” (Mt 26:28)
“24He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed.” (1 Pe 2:24)
“9because, 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. 10For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.” (Ro 10:9–10)
“8For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, 9not a result of works, so that no one may boast.” (Eph 2:8–9)
“19So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God,” (Eph 2:19)
“17and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him.” (Ro 8:17)
- What do you need to do to be saved?
- How did you get saved?
- What is the relationship between God and man before salvation versus after salvation?
- What does salvation mean here and now?
- What does salvation mean for eternity?
- Have you noticed that the Holy Spirit has removed sins from your life?
- Have you noticed that the Holy Spirit has given you spiritual gifts and fruits?
Additional Bible Verses
Eph 1:7, Col 2:13, 1 Tim 1:15, Acts 10:43, Rom 5:9, 2 Cor 5:17, Rom 6:4, John 3:36, 1 John 1:7, Rom 8:10-11, Eph 2:1-5, John 1:12, 1 Pet 3:18