GOD’S PLAN OF SALVATION
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
1. JESUS IS THE ONLY WAY.
“Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”
“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
“If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.”
2. JESUS GIVES NEW LIFE.
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sin against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation.”
-2 Corinthians 5:17-19
3. SALVATION IS ABOUT BEING A FOLLOWER OF CHRIST.
“Come, Follow Me, Jesus said, “And I will send you out to fish for people.” At once they left their nets and followed him.”
“Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me. For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will save it. What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, and yet lose or forfeit their very self?”