The Gift of Salvation

  • Salvation--The Only Gift Everyone Really Needs

    Date: Dec 10, 2006 | Passage: Luke 1:78-79

    Christmas is all about gifts; gift giving, gift buying, and gift receiving make up so much of these weeks of the year. Many are looking for the most "wanted" gifts; so much so that often these gifts are sold out and become even more sought after. As we open to the last dozen verses of Luke 1 think about the most wanted gifts.

  • Have You Opened the Greatest Gift of All?

    Date: Dec 24, 2006 | Passage: John 3:16

    Jesus is the greatest person who has ever lived; each year we celebrate His Birth as the coming of our salvation. Salvation is the greatest gift of all. Salvation is the only gift that everyone really needs.

  • Salvation: Regeneration

    Date: Jan 7, 2007 | Passage: Titus 3:5

    We are continuing to look at our connection to Christ in salvation, the only gift everyone really needs. We have seen that the gift of salvation has seven key elements; and have examined forgiveness and justification. We have come to regeneration. Regeneration is a word that is much wider than the Bible or theology, it is a part of the everyday world around us.

  • Salvation: Redemption

    Date: Feb 4, 2007 | Passage: Revelation 5:9-12

    Join me for the greatest theme in all the Bible - the redemption of lost sinners by the God who so loved the world that he gave His Son to die on a cross and shed His blood to pay the price of sin! And where better to see that theme than the way we will be - singing the new song of our worthy redeemer.

  • Open the Gift of Redemption

    Date: Feb 18, 2007

    Redemption involves the blood of Jesus shed as He died on the Cross to pay the purchase price of our salvation. So redemption sums up Christ's death, His blood shed, His life given as a substitutionary sacrifice. So if any portion of salvation can be ranked as any more vital than any other--redemption would be at the top of the list.

  • Remembering What Jesus Paid For

    Date: Jul 15, 2007 | Passage: John 19:30

    Today we remember Christ's death upon the cross.

  • Forgiven: Learning to Open the Gift of Salvation

    Date: Jan 4, 2009 | Passage: Acts 26:18

    Forgiveness: One moment before your last breath, one thing will matter more than anything else - whether you are dying forgiven or unforgiven.

  • Forgiven: The Miracle of Complete Forgiveness

    Date: Jan 18, 2009 | Passage: Psalm 32

    David experienced what the Scriptures often declare - God is a God who offers His children complete forgiveness.

  • Justified: No Record of My Sin

    Date: Feb 1, 2009 | Passage: Romans 5

    Salvation is of the Lord: initiated and designed by the Lord - and thus it is almost beyond human comprehension. But what we do know, revealed by God through His Word is incredible.

  • Justified: God Changed My State

    Date: Feb 15, 2009 | Passage: Romans 5:1-11

    Through seven divine works of God, guilty sinners are made ready for dwelling in the Presence of God forever; and their bodies formerly slaves to sin instantly become the very dwelling place, and temple of God.