Jesus Christ, The Savior: Jesus Christ is the only hope of humanity. Jesus loved us and died to save us from the dreadful penalty of our sin and rebellion. The salvation He brings begins with making a decision to put our faith in Him. That decision opens a lifetime of being healed, restored, delivered from oppression, and set free to stand in spiritual, emotional, and physical wholeness.


The ABC's of Salvation


A- Acknowledge that I am a sinner

For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.  Romans 3:23


As it is written: "There is no one righteous, not even one; there is no one who understands, no one who seeks God. All have turned away, they have together become worthless; there is no one who does good, not even one." Romans 3:10-12


In reply Jesus declared, "I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again."

B- Believe in Christ

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


For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith--and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God--not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.  Ephesians 2:8-10


And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.  Hebrews 11:6

C- Confess Christ as Savior and Lord

That if you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved.   Romans 10:9-10


If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in him and he in God.  I John 4:15


Jesus Christ, The Healer:  Jesus went about "doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him" (Acts 10:38).  Jesus draws us to Himself in love and then touches us with healing power. He perpetuates that healing power by promising that signs and wonders would follow His followers as they went out to minister (Mark 16:17-18).


"He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed."   1 Peter 2:24 (New International Version)


Jesus Christ, The Baptizer with the Holy Spirit: Some of Jesus' last words to His disciples concerned empowerment. Jesus charged His disciples to carry on the good works He modeled for them. He promised that He would send the Holy Spirit to give them the power to spread the good news about Him. On the Day of Pentecost, in Acts 2, the disciples experienced the presence and power of God as they became witnesses of Jesus Christ.


John answered them all, "I baptize you with water. But one more powerful than I will come, the thongs of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire."       Luke 3:16-17 (New International Version)


Jesus Christ, The Soon–Coming King: As Jesus ascended into heaven, the angels declared that He would return to take His Church to live with Him forever (Acts 1:10-11). This is the great hope of those who believe in Jesus as their Savior (John 14:1-3).


"Men of Galilee," they said, "why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen him go into heaven."

Acts 1:11 (New International Version)



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