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Pastor Bob Paquet

SALVATION
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Romans 1:16
“I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes; first for the Jew, then for the Gentile”

The Roman Road - Use it!

Romans 3:10-12; 3:23; 6:23a; 1:18a; 3:20a; 3:27; 5:8-9; 3:22; 10:9; 3:28; 4:21; 10:13; 10;11

SALVATION DEFINED

Deliverance

Bringing safely through

Keeping from harm

Psalm 27:1
“The Lord is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The Lord is the defense of my life; Whom shall I dread?”

“Salvation means deliverance from sin and its consequences”

THE ROAD TO SALVATION

Must be walked to the end

Is one way with two sides and three stages

THE ONE WAY OF SALVATION

Christ is the way

John 14:6
Jesus said to him, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but through Me.

Acts 4:12
"And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men, by which we must be saved."

Given by God’s grace

Romans 3:24
“...being justified as a gift by His grace through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus;...”

Based on the death of Christ

Romans 5:8
“But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”

The resurrection of Christ

Romans 5:10
“For if while we were enemies, we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life.”

The intercession of Christ

Hebrews 7:25
“Hence, also, He is able to save forever those who draw near to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them.”

THE TWO SIDES OF SALVATION

Received by Grace through Faith

Ephes. 2:8-9
“For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; [9] not as a result of works, that no one should boast.”

Romans 3:22-28, John 1:16, Romans 1:17

THE THREE STAGES OF SALVATION

Past - Present - Future

THE PAST STAGE

A personal experience by which the believer:

Is forgiven

Romans 4:7-8
[7] "Blessed are those whose lawless deeds have been forgiven, And whose sins have been covered. [8] "Blessed is the man whose sin the Lord will not TAKE INTO ACCOUNT."

Acts 10:43
"Of Him all the prophets bear witness that through His name everyone who believes in Him receives forgiveness of sins."

Passes from spiritual death to spiritual life

1 John 3:14
“We know that we have passed out of death into life, because we love the brethren. He who does not love abides in death.”

Passes from the power of sin to the power of the Lord

Romans 6:22-23
“[22] But now having been freed from sin and enslaved to God, you derive your benefit, resulting in sanctification, and the outcome, eternal life. [23] For the wages of sin
 is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

Passes from Satan’s dominion to God’s Dominion

Acts 26:18
“....to open their eyes so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the dominion of Satan to God, in order that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an
 inheritance among those who have been sanctified by faith in Me.”

Has a new relationship with God
John 1:12
“But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name,...”

Is rescued from the penalty of sin

Romans 6:23
“For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

1 Cor. 1:18
“For the word of the cross is to those who are perishing foolishness, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.”

Romans 1:16

The present stage -

A personal experience by which the believer:

Is filled with the Holy Spirit

John 16:13
“But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears,
He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come.”

Acts 1:8

Enters into a personal relationship with the Father and with Jesus as Lord and Savior

Matthew 6:9
“Pray, then, in this way: 'Our Father who art in heaven, Hallowed be Thy name.”

John 14:23
[23] Jesus answered and said to him, "If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him, and make Our abode with him.”

Is called to be dead to sin

Romans 6:6-7, 11
[6] knowing this, that our old self was crucified with Him, that our body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin; [7] for he who has died is freed from sin.
[11] Even so consider yourselves to be dead to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus.”

Submits to the leading of the Holy Spirit and to God’s word

Romans 8:1-17
“[4] in order that the requirement of the Law might be fulfilled in us, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.
[11] But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies
through His Spirit who indwells you.”

2 Tim. 3:16
[16] All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness;...”

Is filled with the Holy Spirit and continues to be filled

Acts 2:38-39
“[38] And Peter said to them, "Repent, and let each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
 [39] "For the promise is for you and your children, and for all who are far off, as many as the Lord our God shall call to Himself."

Is commanded to be separated from sin and the present corrupt generation

Acts 2:40
“ And with many other words he solemnly testified and kept on exhorting them, saying, "Be saved from this perverse generation!"

2 Cor. 6:17
"Therefore, come out from their midst and be separate," says the Lord. "And do not touch what is unclean; And I will welcome you.”

Is called to fight for God’s kingdom against satan

2 Cor. 10:4-5
for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses. [5] We are destroying speculations and every
lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ,

1 Peter 5:8, Ephes. 6:11; 6:16

The future stage

Romans 13:11-12
“And this do, knowing the time, that it is already the hour for you to awaken from sleep; for now salvation is nearer to us than when we believed.
 [12] The night is almost gone, and the day is at hand. Let us therefore lay aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light.”

1 Thes. 5:8-9
“But since we are of the day, let us be sober, having put on the breastplate of faith and love, and as a helmet, the hope of salvation.
[9] For God has not destined us for wrath, but for obtaining salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ,...”

1 Peter 1:5

A guareentee that the believer: Will be delivered from God’s wrath

Romans 5:9
“Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from the wrath of God through Him.”

1 Thes. 1:10
“...and to wait for His Son from heaven, whom He raised from the dead, that is Jesus, who delivers us from the wrath to come.”

1 Thes. 5:9
“For God has not destined us for wrath, but for obtaining salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ,...”

Will share in the divine glory of God

Romans 8:29
“For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the first-born among many brethren;...”

1 Cor. 15:49
“And just as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.”

Will be resurrected with a glorified body

1 Cor. 15:52
“....in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet; for the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed.”

Will receive rewards as faithful overcomers

Rev. 2:7
“He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes, I will grant to eat of the tree of life, which is in the Paradise of God.”

SALVATION

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Now is the time of Salvation

If not you., who?

If not now, when?
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