Barclay Jesus free Gift of Salvation is a 2 chapter work on how Jesus is God’s free gift whereby one receives salvation through him.
The Free Gift of Salvation: “Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift.” — 2Co 9:15
“Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.” — Rev 3:20
A Special Invitation through the Words of Jesus Himself
There is no better person to guide you through the most important decision of your life than by the One who made it all possible for you, the Lord Jesus Christ.
“For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost.” Mat 18:11
“For the Son of man is not come to destroy men’s lives, but to save them.” Luk 9:56
“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.” Matthew 16: 26
“Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.” Mat 20:28
“Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit , he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh ; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee , Ye must be born again. The wind bloweth where it listeth , and thou hearest the sound thereof , but canst not tell whence it cometh , and whither it goeth : so is every one that is born of the Spirit.” Joh 3:5-8
“If a man keep my saying , he shall never see death.” Joh 8:51
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Why must I be saved?
God leaves no doubt about our condition. While we set our standards of right and wrong by society’s values, God’s standard is His own holiness. How do we measure up? “All have sinned and come short of the glory of God” (Rom 3:23). It is only fair that God demands holiness; that is how He first created mankind. We have rebelled against Him as a race and as individuals.
Our pathway away from God has brought its consequences. “The wages of sin is death” (Rom 6:23a). The Bible compares sin to a cruel slave master. There is no mercy in suffering, no freedom from bondage, no lasting joy, no hope for the future. Most frightening is the final consequence of sin. The Bible warns that without God’s salvation, death is the doorway to eternal punishment (Heb 9:27).
It is from this that we need to be saved. From our own sin. From its bondage. From its consequences. “How shall we escape if we neglect so great salvation?” (Heb 2:3).
How can I be saved?
God is holy and God is love. His holiness demands that our sin be punished in full. His love provides a way for us to be saved from this punishment. How is this possible? Someone was willing to suffer what we deserve. Our substitute had to be a sinless man, able to suffer the full wrath of God against our sin. The only one able to take our place was God’s Son.
The greatest display of God’s love unfolded as His Son left heaven to become a man. Born of a virgin two thousand years ago, the Lord Jesus Christ lived with His creation. He was unable to sin, yet He showed compassion to sinners all around Him. Men hated Christ because His holiness exposed their sinfulness. They decided to remove Him by crucifying Him.
He willingly allowed them to nail Him to a cross of wood outside Jerusalem. They suspended Him so they could sit and watch Him die. The climax of God’s plan of salvation had arrived as God covered the earth with darkness. The Bible tells us that for three hours He laid on His Son the full punishment we deserve to receive for our sin. The darkness was broken when Jesus Christ called out with a loud voice, “It is finished”. He had accomplished the mighty work, God’s great plan of salvation.
After three days in death, Christ Jesus rose from the dead. This is evidence to all who saw Him and to all who read God’s word that Christ’s suffering completely satisfied His father. He was victorious over death itself – the ultimate consequence of our sin.
God’s plan of salvation brings us into the good of Christ’s suffering, death, and victory. “For when we were yet without strength, in due time, Christ died for the ungodly” (Rom 5:6). “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (Joh 3:16).
Barclay Jesus free Gift of Salvation is a 2 chapter work on how Jesus is God's free gift whereby one receives salvation through him.
|Date:||June 10, 2021|