High Point Baptist Church
Sunday, August 20, 2017
Pointing People to Jesus

The Path to Salvation

 

Some people think a personal relationship with God is something only theologians can understand.
 
Actually, God's plan of salvation is as simple as A, B, C.

        A=Admit
Admit to God that you are
a sinner.  All persons need salvation.  Each of us has a problem the Bible calls sin.  Sin is a refusal to acknowledge God's authority over our lives.  Everyone who does not live a life of perfect obedience to the Lord is guilty of sin.  "For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God" (Romans 3:23).  Since none o f us is perfect, all of us are sinners
(Romans 3:10-18).

The result of sin is spiritual death (Romans 6:23).  Spiritual death means eternal separation from God.  By God's perfect standard we are guilty of sin and therefore subject to the punishment for sin, which is separation from God.  Admitting that you are a sinner and separated from God is the first step of repentance, which is turning from sin and self and turning toward God.

 

      B=Believe

 Believe in Jesus Christ as God's Son and receive Jesus' gift of forgiveness from sin.  God loves each of us.  God offers us salvation. Although we have done nothing to deserve His love and salvation, God wants to save us.  In the death of Jesus on the cross, God provided salvation for all who would repent of their sins and believe in Jesus. 

 

 

"For God loved the world in this way:  He gave His One and Only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life"

(John 3:16).

   C=Confess

Confess your faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord to others.  After you have received Jesus Christ into your life, share your decision with another person.  Tell your pastor or a Christian friend about your decision.  Following Christ's example, ask for baptism by immersion in your local church as a public expression of your faith.  "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.  With the heart one believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth one confesses, resulting in salvation" (Romans 10:9-10)

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