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Scripture Reading:  Ephesians 2:4-10

SAVED BY...

Intro.
1.  Common failure when studying & teaching Bible is not getting & giving all the available information on the subject being studied & taught.  Examples:

  a.  The nature of saving faith.

  b.  Godís ability to save & manís ability to fall away.

2.  That which saves sinners.  The Bible says a number of things save us, and there is complete harmony in all of them.  (Psa. 119:160)

3.  Salvation:

  a.  The Divine Right & Plan, Eph. 1:4-6 (1 Tim. 2:3-4).

  b.  The Human Need & Response, Acts 2:40.

 

GODíS PART:  GRACE

Romans 3:24

MANíS PART:  FAITH

Acts 2:40

1. God in Christ, Acts 4:12; Jno. 3:17; 2 Cor. 5:18-21

1. Man in Christ, 2 Co. 5:17; Jno. 10:9 (Gal. 3:27)

2. By Grace, Eph. 2:5, 8; Tit. 3:4-7

a. Accessed by faith, Rom. 5:2

b. Not by works (sinlessness), Rom. 11:5-6

2. Through Faith, Eph. 2:8-9; Tit. 3:5

a. Washing of regeneration, Jno. 3:5; Eph. 5:26

b. Renewing of Spirit, 1 Pet. 1:22-23

c. Justified by faith, Rom. 5:1

d. Works of faith, Jas. 2:14-26

3. Gospel, Rom. 1:16

a. Word of truth/salvation, Eph.1:13

b. Words that save, Acts 11:14

c. Gospel of grace, Acts 20:24, 32; 1 Cor. 15:1-2

3. Believe & Obey, Rom. 1:16; Acts

 10:34-35; Matt. 7:24; Ro. 10:9-10

a. Believers are saved, 1 Cor. 1:21

 (1 Ths. 2:16)

b. Obedient are saved, Heb. 5:9

   -Knowledge of truth, 1 Tim. 2:3-4

   -Implant the word, Jas. 1:21

   -Hold fast that word, 1 Cor. 15:2

   -Love the truth, 2 Ths. 2:10

   -Continue in, 1 Tim. 4:16

4. Blood of Christ, Eph. 1:7; 1 Pet. 1:18-19; Rom. 5:9

4. Be Baptized, Acts 22:16; Rom. 6:3

-Saves us, 1 Pet. 3:21 (Mk. 16:16)

5. Godís Promise, Heb. 6:13-19

5. Hope, Rom. 8:24-25; Heb. 6:19

6. The Living Christ, Rom. 5:10 (4:25)

6. How We Live, Phil. 2:12-13; Matt. 7:21-23

7. God Calls Sinners, Acts 2:39;

 2 Tim. 1:9 (Jno. 6:44)

7. Call on Name of Lord, Rom. 10:13; Acts 2:21, 37-38, 41       (Jno. 6:45); Heb. 7:25

 

 

Conclusion

1.  NT says sinners are saved by:  God, Jesus Christ, grace, faith, works of faith, the gospel, hope, baptism & the blood of Christ.

2.  Jesus came into world to save sinners, Titus 1:15 (Lk. 19:10).

3.  By His grace & through His gospel, God calls sinners to salvation in His Son, 1 Jno. 5:11.

4.  Whoever calls on the name of the Lord will be saved (Acts 2:38-41).