Adoption is that part of our salvation that is an act of God in which he makes us a part of his family. The Bible is clear that adoption is part of Jesus saving us. If Jesus saves me, I am adopted. Our adoption means we are sons, both men and women, loved by God […]
Justification, it is at the heart of the gospel, the Christian message of salvation. The Bible’s teaching of justification distinguishes the salvation Jesus offers from all other offers of salvation apart from Jesus. Justification is an act of God in which he declares us to be righteous in his sight, so he thinks of our […]
That’s our topic for this morning, the part of our salvation that is referred to as Conversion. It’s part of what happens when we first become a Christian, and it involves a famous theological pairing . . . The essential pairing of repentance and faith. Together repentance and faith, faith and repentance, it doesn’t matter […]
It’s to the Pharisee, Nicodemus, that Jesus will say, For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. But before Jesus will explain to Nicodemus, what Nicodemus will need to do, to believe in Jesus, Jesus explains to Nicodemus what God […]
We use the words call and calling in many different ways, and we will use them in this study Jesus Saves, talking about that part of our Christian Salvation that the Bible identifies as The Call. Actually, we will identify two different kinds of call, and both are necessary for the salvation of a follower […]
God saving us started before we ever existed. God was at work in the past, in eternity past, working out our salvation, acting graciously toward followers of Jesus, before we were ever born, even before the earth ever existed. It’s the doctrine of salvation we call Election. Did you know this, that God held an election […]
Grace is God’s goodness to those who deserve only punishment. In the Bible it appears that there are two distinct kinds of grace: Common Grace and Saving Grace. God is gracious to all persons, including those persons he does not ultimately save, persons who will never turn from their sin and trust in Jesus, so […]
The Son of God became a man to be our savior. Jesus did all the work to earn our salvation. In our series, Jesus Saves, we will see how God applies this work of salvation to the lives of followers of Jesus.