Can God Series #2

Can God Really Save Your Soul? John 3:16–17 Intro: The Lord makes it abundantly clear in this passage about the conversation He had with Nicodemus that He came into the world to save all
people. The question of salvation is of crucial significance to each individual under my voice, and all through the whole world, besides. See, where you spend eternity will be determined by your salvation decisions. Before we move further into this message, I need to propose a definition. Christians frequently forget that we are like a small subculture. What I mean is that we speak in our own dialect, and sometimes what we say is just hard to understand for people who don't speak our language. Single word that I need to characterize today is the word Jesus utilized in stanza 17. Jesus lets us know that He didn't appear on the scene to denounce the world, yet that the world, through Him, may be "saved." I want to briefly think about that word "saved." We toss that word around in our messages and in our declarations, yet the people who are not saved may not comprehend what we mean when we utilize the word saved. So, I'd like to explain what that word means so that there won't be any confusion. The Greek word for "saved" is "sozw," which is pronounced "sode' zo." The literal translation of this word is "to save, keep safe, rescue from danger or destruction." a) to protect someone from harm or danger: 1) to save a sick person from death, that is, to get well, heal, or get back to health; 2) to keep someone who is in danger of being destroyed, to save or rescue; 3) to save in the technical, Biblical sense; negatively: 1) to escape the consequences of the Messianic judgment; 2) to protect oneself from the evils that prevent one from receiving the Messianic deliverance. Why do we use this word to talk about the soul if it has that meaning? Since, man in his normal state, is a delinquent, Rom. 3:23. Rom, when we enter this world, we already face the death penalty. 6:23. Except if an individual is "saved" then they will kick the bucket in their transgressions and they will spend time everlasting in Heck, perpetually isolated from the presence and force of All-powerful God. Now, that is something that no rational person wants to happen to them! As a result, we need to know how to be saved. As this message progresses, I will explain that. We are about to discover how to be saved now that we know what it means to be saved—and I think we all want it for ourselves. Only one question remains: "Can God Really Save Your Soul?" That is, can God truly save you and keep you out of Hell if you follow the Bible's instructions and accept His plan of salvation? I would like to respond to that question this morning. Is God able to truly save your soul? "Yes, He can!" I reply. Permit me to explain three reasons why. I. GOD'S PROMISE TO SAVE A. It Is An Old Promise: In the beginning, when man was created in God's image and decided to sin against the Lord, God promised to save Eve in the Garden of Eden (Genesis 3:15). God's guarantee to give a method for salvation is considerably more established than that. Fire up. 13:8 lets us know that Jesus is "the Sheep killed from the groundwork of the world." "who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world," says 1 Peter in 1 Peter 1:20. According to these verses, the Lord had already devised a strategy to redeem sinners even before there was a sinner to save or even a sin to cleanse. His plan has been around longer than man, sin, Satan, and Hell combined. God's promise to save is a long-standing one that will never be broken! (Ill.) There are glorious hints of God's promise to save the sinner Isa even in the Old Testament. 45:22; Isa. 43:11. God has always been a saving God and always will be. Even though His promise to save you is as old as God himself, it is only new when you call on Him in faith. B. It Is a Recurring Promise Despite the fact that God's promise has been in existence for a much longer period of time than either humanity or the world as a whole, it still bears the full weight of God's might. The promise still holds true today as it did in the past. Note: John 5:24; John 3:16; Acts 16:31. This promise has never been weakened and never will be. Nothing can alter the fact that God is a God who saves! C. It Is An Open Promise: God's promise of salvation is offered to all men and is not restricted to a select few. This is supported by a number of passages. Rev. 22:17; John 6:37; Rom. 10:13. John 6:47, just to give some examples. These verses make it abundantly clear that anyone who recognizes the need for salvation can be saved by God's grace (John 7:37). Participating in God's plan for salvation only necessitates that you be a sinner! You can't be saved if you're good. You can't be saved if you are righteous. Mark says that Jesus came to the lost and only for them. 2:17. (Ill. The fact of the matter is that we all sin, Rom. 3:23; Gal. 3:22. As a result, we all meet the requirements for salvation. The issue is that not everyone is willing to acknowledge guilt. However, the Book of scriptures lets us know that we are in miserable shape separated from God, Isa. 53:6. In fact, it tells us that in the eyes of Almighty God, Isa, the best we can accomplish through our own efforts is a pile of filthy rags. 64:6. In simple terms, God's plan for our salvation requires what we have.) I. The Promise of God to Save II. GOD'S Ability TO SAVE (Since it has become so obvious that the Ruler has vowed to ave the people who accept His arrangement of salvation, we really want to realize that He can do what He says He will do. Exactly how does God approach bringing men regardless of anyone else's opinion? Furthermore, when a delinquent really does go to God for salvation, how does the person in question has at least some idea that God can do what He has guaranteed? Any ambiguities might be resolved by reading God's Power to Save for a few minutes.) A. He Can Call the Sinner—Nobody can be saved whenever they want to! According to the Bible, the sinner without God is dead, Eph. 2:1. That is, they lack a spiritual life and cannot independently approach God, Rom. 3:11. According to John 6:44, the sinner can only be saved if God calls him; John 6:65. The process of salvation always begins with God in heaven! It never starts with man! ( Ill. Don't worry, I think God gives every man a chance (John 1:9) (Ill. Don't think too highly of God! 2 Cor. says that you should come to Him when He calls. 6:2. God has no further obligation to call. Along these lines don't count on time - Star. 27:1; James 4:14. Coincidentally, don't run from the rehashed calls of God - Genius. 29:1.) B. He Has The Ability To Change over The Miscreant - When a delinquent places their confidence in the Ruler Jesus Christ for salvation, God accomplishes a work of elegance so strong in their life that it can't be made sense of in human terms. It boggles the mind that things of such profound spiritual nature take place. Here are a few to help you comprehend what I'm saying: 1. Immediately and completely, all sin is forgiven - Psalms. 103:12; Isa. 38:17; Isa. 43:25; Jer. 50:20; Micah 7:19; 1 John 1:7. 2. 1 John 3:1–3: "The Sinner Becomes a Child of God" The Sinner Is Saved from Sin a.) Sin's Power - Romans 6:14 b) The Sin Penalty - Romans 5:9; Rom. 8:1; (Saved!) John 5:24 c.) The Presence Of Wrongdoing - Fire up. 21:27 4. In Romans, the sinner is made a joint heir with Christ. 8:17 5. John 14:1-3 says, "The Sinner inherits a home in heaven." 1 Cor. 2:9; Rev. 21:4. 6. The Sinner Is Transformed into a Saint (Ill. 1 Cor. 1:2 - "Saints" were referred to even as the carnal Corinthians.) 2 Cor. says that when Jesus saves you, He changes you forever. 5:17. (Sick. Some He has changed by His power: Saul - Acts 9; John 3, 7, and 19: Nicodemus; Bartimaeus - Imprint 10; Luke 10, Zacchaeus, and Luke 23, The Dying Thief; etc.) (Sick. It may not demonstrate anything to you, yet I understand how He has helped me, and that is all the evidence I really want.) (Ill. There are many more examples and blessings that could be mentioned, but these are enough to show that when God saves a sinner, He can change them forever.) C. He Has the Power to Save the Saint: Is it possible for a lost person to ever be found again if they answer God's call and accept Jesus as their personal Savior? Does the saved person ever have to be concerned about becoming "unsaved" in some way? Yes, according to a number of denominations and others. Nonetheless, the Book of scriptures says something else. In addition to the fact that God has the ability to call and change over delinquents. Additionally, he has the ability to safeguard them forever! This is proven by a number of verses, one of which is 1 Pet. 1:5; John 3:16-17; John 10:28; John 6:37; John 6:47; Rom. 8:38-39; Heb 6:1-4. If the "saved" person is still in danger of being lost, even the word "saved" loses all power and meaning. I can't be saved until I get there first if I can lose my salvation before I get there. If that is the case, there will never be a truly eternal salvation! I express gratitude toward God that when salvation is given, it can't and won't be reclaimed once more! 1 Thes. 5:23; 2 Tim. 1:12. (Ill. Grateful to God, the Lamb has the power to save sinners!) I. The Promise of God to Save II. God's ability to save GOD'S PROVISION TO SAVE A. He Offered A Priceless Substitute - When man sinned in the garden, he was cursed by God. A man had to die in order for him to be saved. However, not every man would be suitable. The person who passed away had to be perfect. one who is devoid of wickedness and sin. God provided a perfect substitute because he was aware of our need and our inability to meet it. Only His own precious Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, was given to us. As a matter of fact, the endowment of God in Christ demonstrates God's affection for yourself and me - John 3:16; Rom. 5:6-8. (Sick. You may not figure out it earlier today, however when Jesus bites the dust on the cross, He was in a real sense having your spot. Isa, he was dying for you. 53:6; Matt. 20:28; John 1:29; 1 Tim. 2:6; Heb. 2:9; 1 John 2:1-2.) (Sick. At the point when Jesus was on the cross, God moved your wrongdoings to Jesus and He passes on to address your cost on that cross - 2 Cor. 5:21.) B. He Made a Perfect Sacrifice: Jesus' death and sacrifice on the cross were sufficient to satisfy the world's need for salvation. In order for us to be freed from the grip of sin and to experience God's perfect salvation, which is available to us through the Lord Jesus Christ, He gave Himself up once and for all. (Please note: The perfect sacrifice was his. It will never need to be done again! Heb. 9:24-28; Heb. 10:10–14, and it was a one-time sacrifice for all! In our day, many people want to get rid of Jesus' blood. May I advise you that without His valuable blood, there is no salvation workable for any man? Heb. 9:22; 1 Pet. 1:19-20; Rev. 1:5. Very many think that a little religion is sufficient. Religion is unable to save; No practice or ritual can either. Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God, and his shed blood are the only means of salvation (Eph. 2:8-9.) C. He Offered A Means of Salvation - At this point, the crucial question is presented. How does one go about being saved if God has promised to save man, if He has the power to save him, and if He has provided the means to save him? The response is found in the sections we read earlier today - John 3:16-17. What a person must do to be saved from their sins is clearly stated in the Bible. The response is to trust on Him! Rom goes into great detail about this. 10:9-10. These sections let us know that to be saved, we should recognize the cases of Christ and that we should move our confidence from works, religions, self-exertion, pomposity, anything it might that we are confiding in and trust Jesus and Him alone for our spirit's salvation. Acts 16:31 says that salvation is easy; Rom. 10:13, but man wants to make things harder. The most effective thing we can do is to simply accept salvation for what it is: God-given benefit, Rom. 6:23. Conc: You may have been plagued with doubts regarding your own salvation because someone else is present this morning. There might be some people who are aware that they are not saved. However, you are prepared to approach the Lord now that the Holy Spirit has spoken to your heart. You know what you need, and God is calling you. You might be curious. Is God really able to save my soul?" You are welcome to testify for yourself that God can! You know your heart and al I request that you do today is to pay attention to the call of the Soul of God in your spirit. I challenge you to visit right now if you require anything from the Lord this morning. Will the Lord be on your mind today?

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