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Scripture Reading: 1 Timothy 1:12-16

Salvation: Delivered from Danger

 

Intro.

1.  When in danger we desperately want deliverance! Same should be true about spiritual danger and salvation.

2.  Salvation: General term denoting deliverance, then the preservation which deliverance obtains; To rescue, to obtain safety.

3.  At the heart of the gospel is Godís love for mankind that motivated His plan to save sinners, 2 Tim. 1:9.

  a.  Jesus, Matt. 1:21; 18:11; 1 Tim. 1:15.

  b.  Jesus has the power to deliver sinners from sin, Acts 4:12.

4.  You also have a part you in your salvation, Acts 2:40; Phil. 2:12.

 

I.  WHAT SALVATION IS.

  A.  Salvation is Deliverance from:

    1.  Physical bondage and oppression, Exo. 14:13.

    2.  Personal danger:

      a.  At sea, Acts 27:34.

      b.  Prison, Phil. 1:19.

      c.  Flood, Heb. 11:7.

    3.  Spiritual danger:

      a.  Sinís death (alienation from God), Eph. 2:5.

      b.  Sinís wrath, Rom. 5:9; 1 Ths. 1:10.

  B.  The Great Salvation of God, Heb. 2:3 (magnitude, vast and mighty).

    1.  Salvation is only in Jesus Christ, Acts 4:12; Heb. 2:10; 7:25.

    2.  Greater than salvation from physical harm of a person (Paul), a household (Noah) or a nation (Israel); saving souls from spiritual death! cf. Jno. 5:19-20 (Saved a man from infirmity Ė typifies His greater work of deliverance from sin, Mk. 2:9-12.)

    3.  The salvation of God for all flesh, Lk. 3:6; Acts 28:28; Tit. 2:11.

      a.  Accomplished by and available through Jesus, Acts 4:12.

      b.  Announced by the gospel, Mk. 16:15-16; Rom. 1:16; Eph. 1:13.

      c.  Actuated by obeying the gospel, Jas. 1:21-22.

      d.  To hinder the gospel is to hinder salvation of the lost, 1 Ths. 2:16.

  C.  Salvation is Present Deliverance from Sin, 1 Cor. 1:21.

    1.  This is salvation from sins already committed.

    2.  Have been saved by God (by grace, through faith), Eph. 2:5-9.

    3.  He has delivered us (to draw out) from darkness, Col. 1:13.

  D.  Salvation is also a Future Hope and Reward, Rom. 13:11.

    1.  We have the hope of salvation, 1 Ths. 5:8-9.

    2.  Inheritance reserved in heaven; salvation ready to be revealed in the last time, 1 Pet. 1:4-5.

    3.  The purpose and fulfillment of your faith, 1 Pet. 1:7-9; Heb. 9:28.

    4.  To be brought to a full accomplishment, Phil. 2:12.

 

II. SALVATION FROM SIN IS CONDITIONAL, Heb. 5:8-9; 2 Tim. 4:6-8.

  A.  To be Saved from Past Sins the Sinner Must:

    1.  Hear the gospel of salvation, Jno. 6:44-45; Eph. 1:13.

    2.  Believe in Jesus, Jno. 8:23-24; Acts 16:30-34.

    3.  Confess faith in Jesus, Rom. 10:9-10.

    4.  Repent of sins, Lk. 13:3-5.

    5.  Be baptized, Mk. 16:16; 1 Pet. 3:21.

    6.  Live faithfully, Rom. 13:11-14.

  B.  To be Saved, the Christian who has Sinned Must:

    1.  Repent and pray, Acts 8:22-24.

    2.  Confess sins to God, 1 Jno. 1:9.

 

Conclusion

1.  God helps us in our time of need, providing and offering us salvation from sin, death and wrath to come, 2 Cor. 6:2.

2.  Today is the approved time for your salvation, 2 Cor. 6:2; Acts 22:16.

 

 

By: Joe R. Price

Posted: June 21, 2013