Encouraging Word

Salvation means to be rescued from certain doom, destruction or death. Salvation implies that you cannot save yourself.

If you were sentenced to death row and awaiting execution and a pardon was offered; would you accept it? If you had a terminal disease with less than 6 months to live and a cure was found; would you try it? If you found yourself in the middle of the ocean, miles from land with no hope of survival and help came by; would you say yes to the rescuers? I’m positive you would say an emphatic, “Yes,” in every situation.

Spiritually, that is where we all find ourselves- facing impending doom and unable to save ourselves. We are separated from God due to our sin and desperately need a Savior! Delve into these eight verses to see.

  1. Romans 3:23 says that all have sinned.
  2. Romans 6:23 says the wages (results) of sin is death (separation for God).
  3. Romans 5:8 says that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
  4. Ephesians 2:1 says and you were dead in your trespasses and sins.
  5. II Corinthians 5:19 says that God was reconciling the world to Himself in Christ.
  6. Mark 10:45 says that Christ came to give His life a ransom for many.
  7. Luke 19:10 says that Jesus came to seek and save the lost.
  8. Acts 4:12 says there is salvation in no one else and there is no other name under heaven given to people by which we must be saved.

Because of sin, we have a problem we cannot fix and a debt we cannot pay. We couldn’t reach God so He came down to earth in the person of His Son, Jesus Christ and provided us 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.” John 3:16

Have you said, “Yes,” and received the salvation God has provided? If not, I encourage you to accept His invitation today.

-Tony Cooper 

Celebrating 26 Years of Service as Exec. Director, Jimmie Hale Mission

www.jimmiehalemission.com

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