God’s Saving Grace

YOU Were Worth Dying For!

Rom 5:7 Now, most people would not be willing to die for an upright person, though someone might perhaps be willing to die for a person who is especially good.[NLT]

Rom 5:8 But God commended his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us

Rom 3:22 We are made right with God by placing our faith in Jesus Christ. And this is true for everyone who believes, no matter who we are. 23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

Rom 3:24 God, in his grace, freely makes us right in his sight. He did this through Christ Jesus when he freed us from the penalty for our sins.

Rom 3:25 For God presented Jesus as the sacrifice for sin. People are made right with God when they believe that Jesus sacrificed his life, shedding his blood. This sacrifice shows that God was being fair when he held back and did not punish those who sinned in times past, jesus-on-the-cross-11288023169aJdgRom3:26 for he was looking ahead and including them in what he would do in this present time. God did this to demonstrate his righteousness, for He himself is fair and just, and he makes sinners right in his sight when they believe in Jesus.

Eph1:18 You were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver and gold…19 but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.

Rom 5:9 And since we have been made right in God’s sight by the blood of Christ, he will certainly save us from God’s condemnation.[NLT]

Rom 5:10 For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, how much more, we will be reconciled and will be saved by his life.

Rom 3:27 Can we boast, then, that we have done anything to be accepted by God? No, because our acquittal is not based on obeying the law. It is based on faith. 28 So we are made right with God through faith

Eph 2:8 For by grace are you saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the GIFT of God 9 NOT OF WORKS, lest any man should boast [brag].

Titus 3:5 Not by works of righteousness which WE have done, but according to HIS mercy HE saved us,

John 3:16 For GOD so loved the world, that HE gave HIS only begotten Son, that whosoever BELIEVES in HIM should not perish, but have everlasting life.


pray-shadow-brickJohn 3:17 For God sent NOT his Son into the world to CONDEMN the world; but that the world through him might be SAVED.

John 3:18 He that believes on him is not condemned: but he that does not believe is condemned already,
because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

John 3:19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.

John 3:20 For every one that does evil hates the light neither comes to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. 21 But he that does truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.

ONE WAY

John 10:9 [Jesus said] I am the door: by me, if any man enters in, he will be saved

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Mt 7:13 Enter in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leads to destruction, and many there be which go in there 14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leads to life, and few there be that find it.                                                

 

Luke 13:23 Someone asked him, “Lord, will only a few be saved?” He replied,
24 “Work hard to enter the narrow door to God’s Kingdom, for many will try to enter but will fail. 25 When the master of the house has locked the door, it will be too late. You will stand outside knocking and pleading, ‘Lord, open the door for us!’ But he will reply, ‘I don’t know you or where you come from.’ 26 Then you will say, ‘But we ate and drank with you, and you taught in our streets.’ 27 And he will reply, ‘I tell you, I don’t know you or where you come from. Get away from me, all you who do evil. 


John 14:6 Jesus said to him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: NO man comes to the Father, but by me.

John 10:25 24 [Then the Jews said] If you are the Christ, tell us plainly. Jesus answered them, “I told you, and you believed not: the works [miracles] that I do in my Father’s name, they bear witness of me. 29 I and my Father are one.”

87-1249563861jfdE1 Tim 2:5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.

Phil 2:9 Wherefore God  has also highly exalted him [Jesus], and given him a name which is above every name:

Acts 4:12 There is salvation in no one else. There is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.

Rm 1:4 And [Jesus was] declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead:

John 1:12 [but to] As many as received him, to them, He gave power to become the children of God, even to them that believe on his name:

John 3:3 Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

1Pet 1:3 All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. It is by his great mercy that we have been born again, because God raised Jesus Christ from the dead. Now we live with great expectation, and we have a priceless inheritance
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RESURRECTION FROM THE DEAD

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[Jesus said] I am the door: by me, if any man enters in, he will be saved John 10:9
John 5:21  As the Father raises the dead and gives them life, so also, the Son gives life to whom he will.

Romans 1:4 And [Jesus was] declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead:

2 Cor 4:14 Knowing that he which raised up the Lord Jesus will raise US up ALSO by Jesus.

John 11:25 Jesus said to her, “I AM the resurrection, and the life: he that believes in me, though he were dead, yet will he live. Do you believe this?”

John 11:27 “Yes, Lord,” she replied, I believe that you are the Messiah, the Son of God, who is to come into the world.”

John 10:18 [Jesus said] No man takes [my life] from me, but I lay it down of myself.  I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father.

John 10: 28 [Jesus said] And I give to them eternal life; and they will never perish; neither will any man pluck them out of my hand.

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John 6:37 [Jesus said] All [those] that the Father gives me will come to me; and he that comes to me I will in no wise [way] cast out. 38 For I came down from heaven, not to do my own will, but the will of him that sent me.

John 6:39 And this is the Father’s will which has sent me, that of all which he has given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day.

John 6:40 And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which sees the Son, and believes on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.

1Pet 1:9 The reward for trusting him will be the salvation of your souls. [NLT]

John 3:36 He that BELIEVES on the Son HAS everlasting life: and he that does NOT believe the Son will NOT see life; but the wrath of God abides on him.

JESUS IS THE JUDGE

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Acts17:31 For he [God] has set a day for judging the world with justice by the man he has appointed[Jesus], and he proved to everyone who this is by raising him from the dead.” [NLT]

2 Tim 4:1 Jesus Christ will judge the living and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom

Acts 10:42 And he commanded us [apostles]to preach to the people, and to testify that it is he which was ordained of God to be the Judge of quick [living] and dead. 43 To him all the prophets give witness, that through his name whosoever believes in him will receive remission of sins.

1Cor 15:17 And if Christ has not been raised, then your faith is useless and you are still guilty of your sins.

John 5:22 For the Father judges no man, but has committed all judgment unto the Son

John 5:23 That all men should honor the Son, even as they honor the Father. He that honors not the Son honors not the Father which has sent him.

John 5:24 Truly, truly, I say to you, He that hears my word, and believes on him that sent me, has everlasting life, and will not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.

John 5:26 26 For as the Father has life in himself; so has he given to the Son to have life in himself; 27 And has given him authority to execute judgment also, because he is the Son of man.

1 Cor 12:14 if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain.15 Yea, and we are found false witnesses of God; because we have testified of God that he raised up Christ: whom he raised not up, if so be that the dead rise not.16 For if the dead rise not, then is not Christ raised:17 And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins.

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Rom 14:9 For to this end Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that he might be Lord both of the dead and living. 10 … for we will all stand before the judgment seat of Christ. 11 For it is written, As I live, said the Lord, every knee will bow to me, and every tongue will confess to God.

Mt 25:32 And before him will be gathered all nations: and he will separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats:  33 And he will set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.

Heb 2:3 How will we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him; God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders, and with divers miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to his own will
                                                                         

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FAITH NOT WORKS


Heb 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

Rom 4:20 He [Abraham] staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God: 21 And being fully persuaded that, what he [God] had promised, he was able also to perform.22 And therefore it was imputed to him for righteousness.

John 14:1 [Jesus said] Let not your heart be troubled: you believe in God, believe also in me.

Rom 10:8 and that message is the very message about FAITH that we preach:
Rom 10:9 If you OPENLY DECLARE that Jesus IS Lord and BELIEVE in your heart

that God RAISED HIM FROM THE DEAD…YOU WILL BE SAVED

10 For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by openly declaring your faith that you are saved.11 As the Scriptures tell us, “Anyone who trusts in him will never be disgraced.” 12 Jew and Gentile are the same in this respect. They have the same Lord, who gives generously to all who call on him.
13 For “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” NLT

Rom8:8 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.


                                                                              

REPENT

The Lord is known by the judgment which he executes: the wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. Psalm 9:16

REPENT: Strong’s G3340: to change one’s mind for better, heartily to amend with abhorrence of one’s past sins

Mark 2:17 [Jesus said] “Healthy people don’t need a doctor—sick people do. I have come to call not those who THINK they are righteous, but those who know they are sinners.”[NLT]

Jon 12:25 He that loves his life will lose it; and he that hates his life in this world will keep it unto life eternal

Psalm 28:13 He that covers his sins will not prosper: but whoever confesses and forsakes them will have mercy.

1Pet 1:17 And if you call on the Father, who without respect of persons judges according to every man’s work,
pass the time of your sojourning here in fear:

Ps 28:14 Blessed are those who fear to do wrong, but the stubborn are headed for trouble.[NLT]

Luke 13:3 [Jesus said] “unless you repent, you will all likewise perish.”

1John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

2 Cor 7:10 Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death.

Acts 26:18 Open [your] eyes, and… turn …from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, that [you] may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.

 

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BEING BORN OF THE WATER & THE SPIRIT

GET BAPTIZED

born-of-waterMat 3:11 [John the Baptist said] I baptize with water those who repent of their sins and turn to God

Mark 1:4 John did baptize in the wilderness, and preach the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins.

Mark 1:7 John announced: “Someone is coming soon who is greater than I am—so much greater that I’m not even worthy to stoop down like a slave and untie the straps of his sandals. I baptize you with water, but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit!”[NLT]

John 3: 5 Jesus answered, Truly, truly, I say unto you, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

Mark 16:16 He that believes and is baptized will be saved; but he that believes not will be damned.

Acts 2:38 Then Peter said unto them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.”

Mat 28:19 Go you therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:

Acts 16:30 What must I do to be saved? 31And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, and thy house.32 And they spoke unto him the word of the Lord, and to all that were in his house. 33 And he took them the same hour of the night, and washed their stripes; and was baptized, he and all his, straightway.

Acts 2:47 And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved. Acts 4:4 Howbeit MANY of them which HEARD the word BELIEVED; and the number of the men was about five thousand.

Acts 8:36 they came upon some water: and the eunuch said, See, here is water; what’s hindering me from being baptized? 37 And Philip said, If you believe with all your heart, you may[be baptized]. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.38 And he commanded the chariot to stand still: and they went down both into the water, both Philip and the eunuch; and he baptized him. 39… the eunuch saw [Phillip]no more: and he went on his way rejoicing.

Acts 22:16 What are you waiting for? arise, and be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on the name of the Lord.


                                                                            

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Rev 14:12 Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus

Rom 6:16 Don’t you know, that to whom you yield yourselves as servants to obey,
his servants you are to whom you obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?

2 Tim 2:19 Nevertheless the foundation of God stands sure, having this seal, The Lord knows those that are his. And, let everyone that names the name of Christ depart from iniquity [sinning].

 [NLT] Rom  6:16 Don’t you realize that you become the slave of whatever you choose to obey? You can be a slave to sin, which leads to death, or you can choose to obey God, which leads to righteous living. 17 Thank God! Once you were slaves of sin, but now you wholeheartedly obey this teaching we have given you. 18 Now you are free from your slavery to sin, and you have become slaves to righteous living.

19 Because of the weakness of your human nature, I am using the illustration of slavery to help you understand all this. Previously, you let yourselves be slaves to impurity and lawlessness, which led ever deeper into sin. Now you must give yourselves to be slaves to righteous living so that you will become holy.

20 When you were slaves to sin, you were free from the obligation to do right. 21 And what was the result? You are now ashamed of the things you used to do, things that end in eternal doom. 22 But now you are free from the power of sin and have become slaves of God. Now you do those things that lead to holiness and result in eternal life. 23 For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord.[NLT]

eye-1192189_960_720Mat 16:26 For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?

1Tim 6:17 Teach those who are rich in this world not to be proud and not to trust in their money, which is so unreliable. Their trust should be in God, who richly gives us all we need for our enjoyment. 18 Tell them to use their money to do good. They should be rich in good works and generous to those in need, always being ready to share with others. 19 By doing this they will be storing up their treasure as a good foundation for the future so that they may experience true life. [NLT]

2 Cor 6:16 And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? for you are the temple of the living God; as God has said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they will be my people.

Jer 24:7 And I will give them a heart to know me, that I am the Lord: and they will be my people, and I will be their God: for they will return unto me with their whole heart.

Jet 31:33 the Lord said, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they will be my people.
                                                                                        
Exod20:5 [Jehovah said] Now therefore if you will indeed obey my voice, and keep my covenant, then you will be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine:

Two Commandments – The heart of the law

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1 John 5:3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.

Mark 12:30 You will love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength: this is the first commandment.

Mark 12:31 And the second is like, namely this, You shall love your neighbor as yourself.
There is no other commandment greater than these.

Rom 13:8 Love one another: for he that loves another has fulfilled the law.

Rom 13:9 For this, You shall not commit adultery, You shall not kill, You shall not steal, You shall not bear false witness, You shall not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, You shall love your neighbor as yourself.

Gal 5:14 For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; You will love your neighbor as yourself.

Luke 6:36 Be therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.

37 Judge not, and you will not be judged: condemn not, and you will not be condemned: forgive, and you will be forgiven:

38 Give, and it will be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, will men give into your bosom. For with the same measure [standard] that you [judge] with it will be measured to you again [back to you].

1John 4:20 If a man say, I love God, and hates his brother, he is a liar: for he that loves not his brother whom he has seen, how can he love God whom he has not seen?

Mat 5:44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;

John 10:10 The thief comes not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

Rev 22:14 Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.

Ecc 12:13 Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. 14 For God will bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it is good, or whether it is evil.

1 John 3:23 And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment.
                                                                                       


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BELIEVE

John 6:29 Jesus …said to them, “This is the work of God, that you believe on him whom he has sent”

Rom 10:9 If you will confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and will believe in your heart that God had raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

Rom 4:21 [Abraham] being fully persuaded that, what he [God] had promised, he was able also to perform. 22 And therefore it was imputed to him[Abraham]  for righteousness.24 But for us also, to whom it shall be imputed, if we believe on him that raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead; 25 Who was delivered for our offenses, and was raised again for our justification.

 CONFESS YOUR SINS

1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Rom 10:10 For with the heart man believes unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

REPENT – TURN FROM YOUR SINS

Mark 1:15 [Jesus said] The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.

Mat 3:8 Bring forth therefore fruits meet for repentance:

John 8:10 [Jesus said] Woman, where are your accusers? Has anyone condemned you? 11 She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said to her, neither do I condemn you: go, and sin no more.

Heb 10:26 For if we sin willfully after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remains no more sacrifice for sins

BE BAPTIZED

Mat 28:19 Go therefore, …[be baptized] in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:

Acts 2:38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

Acts 22:16 What are you waiting for? Arise, and be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on the name of the Lord.                                                                                        

cross-1367851869dD1EMULATE JESUS’ LIFE

12 Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, I am the light of the world: he that follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.

Mat 10:38 [Jesus said]He that doesn’t take his cross and follow after me, is not worthy of me

Mark 8:34 Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.

1 John 3:23 And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment.

Exod20:5 [Jehovah said] Now therefore if you will indeed obey my voice, and keep my covenant, then you will be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine:

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Selfishness Indifferent to the Needs of other Souls

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