First Baptist Church, Union, MS
Monday, December 18, 2017
Encounter God...Engage Others

Salvation Steps

 

 
 
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Five Steps to Salvation
 
 
 
 
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God's purpose is life and peace:

God desires for you to have life and peace that is for both now and for all eternity.

"I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly."
John 10:10
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Recognizing the problem: sin and separation:
We were created to know, love, and glorify God. When we choose to go our own way, living life in willful disobedience to God, we are choosing to be separated from God both now and for all eternity.
 

The Bible says we are sinners"For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God."  Romans 3:23

But God is love…"For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life."
John 3:16

God is also just… "For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord."
Romans 6:23

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We cannot save ourselves:

Because God is Holy, He cannot allow sin to enter into Heaven.

Most people attempt to save themselves by their own efforts, good works, or church attendance. The Bible says…

"There is a way that seems right unto man, but in the end it leads to death." Proverbs 14:12

How then can a sinful person enter Heaven where God allows no sin?

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We are saved by grace:

The good news is… in spite of our sin, Christ died for us.

"By grace you have been saved through faith, and not of yourself; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest any man should boast."
Ephesians 2:8-9

"But God demonstrates His own love for us in this; while we were still sinners, Christ died for us."
Romans 5:8

 
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Responding to God's gift by faith:

"If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved."
Romans 10:9