The God of my rock; in him will I trust: he is my
shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower,
and my refuge, my savior; you save me from violence.
is God our Savior?
does he save us from?
1:21 And she shall bring forth a son, and you shall call his
name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins...
have been few methods of execution more torturous or more
excruciatingly painful than crucifixion--and the Romans mastered
By design, death on a cross was not quick. No vital organs
were damaged, so it was a slow, agonizing demise. Soldiers
would first whip the victim with a scourge and then force
him to carry his own crossbeam to the execution site. Once
suspended on a cross, the hours in a strained position took
its toll on the individual's body, causing difficulty in breathing--and
often suffocation. Some victims died of heart failure. And
sometimes a person would hang alive for days, finally succumbing
to death as a welcomed relief.
It wasn't until A.D. 337 that crucifixion was banned in Rome
by the first Christian emperor, Constantine. But by then thousands
had been tortured on a cross--including one named Jesus Christ.
Constantine outlawed this method of execution three centuries
When Jesus was crucified He voluntarily took the guilt of
your sins and mine to the cross with Him. As death drew near,
the Son of God summoned all of His human strength and said,
"It is finished!"
What did that mean?--"It is finished!" It meant that there
was no more need for bloodshed. Never again would innocent
lambs have to be sacrificed to atone for man's sins as had
been done in Old Testament times. The blood flow was finished.
Our salvation had been paid for in full!
A famous preacher of yesteryear explained it in this fashion:
As Jesus' blood--the blood of God--coursed down the crude
Roman cross and into the sand, it was as if the sand whispered
to a blade of grass, "It is finished." The blade of grass
leaned toward a tree and said, "It is finished!" The tree
lifted its leafy limbs heavenward and shouted to an eagle,
"It is finished!" The soaring eagle rose higher and higher
and screamed to the whole earth, "IT IS FINISHED!"
And so it was--finished! My sin and yours were paid for with
the precious blood of Christ.
Though there were thousands of men who were crucified, only
the crucifixion of the sinless Son of God was worthy to be
part of God's eternal plan for man's salvation. The cross
should be a constant reminder to each of us of the goodness
of God in allowing His only Son to die in that manner and,
especially, to die in our place. There is only one reason
. . .YOU! He gave His life for YOU--and for me. So each of
us is personally responsible for receiving or rejecting God's
offer of cleansing from our sins.
The thing that makes Jesus' experience with crucifixion so
unique and supreme is that He was taken from the cross, placed
in a sealed tomb, and after three days ROSE FROM THE DEAD!
He ever lives to be our Savior and Lord. Thus, God's plan
for our salvation was made complete.
Although it cost Jesus everything to pay for your sins and
mine, He makes it very easy for us to know Him personally
and to be saved. We are the sinners; He is the sacrifice.
We have the problem; He is the provider. Here is God's plan
of salvation for you and me, according to the Bible.
First, admit that you are lost and need a Savior. "For there
is not a just man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth
not." --Ecclesiastes 7:20 "All have sinned, and come short
of the glory of God." --Romans 3:23
Second, realize that a heavy penalty is on your sin. "Except
ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish." --Luke 13:3 "Wherefore,
as by one man [Adam] sin entered into the world, and death
by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have
sinned." --Romans 5:12
Third, acknowledge that God made a way for you to be saved.
"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten
Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but
have everlasting life." --John 3:16 "He humbled himself, and
became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross."
Fourth, accept God's plan for your salvation . . .today! "He
[Jesus] is able also to save them to the uttermost that come
unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession
for them." --Hebrews 7:25 "But as many as received him [Jesus],
to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them
that believe on his name." --John 1:12
Read the following prayer several times and then earnestly
pray that prayer, accepting Christ personally, and God will
forgive your sins and make you one of His own.
Dear Lord Jesus, I confess that I am
a guilty sinner and that I need to be saved. I believe that
Jesus died on the cross to pay my sin debt. Please forgive
my sins, come into my heart, and save my soul. I turn my life
over to You. I want to server you now. Help me to live for
You from now on. Thank you Jesus. I love you. Amen.
If you have received Christ as your personal Savior, welcome
to the family of God! Please thank God daily for this greatest
gift that you have received. Tell Jesus how much you love
him for saving you.
start out your Born again Christian life, I would suggest
that you pray to God, read your bible every day, and get into
a good Born
keep thanking him for all the blessings that he has given you.
This is your part.
the past what did God save people from?
Samuel 22:3 The God of my rock; in him will I trust: he is
my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower, and
my refuge, my savior; you save me from violence.
2 Kings 13:5 (And the LORD gave Israel a savior, so that they
went out from under the hand of the Syrians: and the children
of Israel dwelt in their tents, as before.
Psalms 106:21 They forgot God their savior, who had done great
things in Egypt;
Isaiah 19:20 And it shall be for a sign and for a witness
unto the LORD of hosts in the land of Egypt: for they shall
cry unto the LORD because of the oppressors, and he
shall send them a savior, and a mighty one, and he shall
Isaiah 43:3 For I am the LORD your God, the Holy One of Israel,
your Savior: I gave Egypt for your ransom, Ethiopia and Seba
in exchange for you.
Isaiah 43:11 I, even I, am the LORD; and besides me there
is no savior.
Isaiah 45:15 Verily you are a God that hides yourself, O God
of Israel, the Savior.
Isaiah 45:21 Tell and bring forth your case; yea, let them
take counsel together: who has declared this from ancient
time? who has told it from that time? have not I the LORD?
and there is no other God besides me; a just God and a
Savior; there is none besides me.
Isaiah 49:26 And I will feed them that oppress you with their
own flesh; and they shall be drunk with their own blood, as
with sweet wine: and all flesh shall know that I the LORD
am your Savior and your Redeemer, the mighty One of
Isaiah 60:16 You shall also drink the milk of the Gentiles,
and shall be nursed at the breast of kings: and you shall
know that I the LORD am your Savior and your Redeemer,
the mighty One of Jacob.
Isaiah 63:8 For he said, Surely they are my people, children
that will not lie: so he was their Savior.
Jeremiah 14:8 O the hope of Israel, its savior in time
of trouble, why should you be as a stranger in the land,
and as a wayfaring man that turns aside to tarry for a night?
Hosea 13:4 Yet I am the LORD your God from the land of Egypt,
and you shall know no god but me: for there is no savior
Jesus Christ the Savior
1:47 And my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior.
Luke 2:11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David
a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.
John 4:42 And said unto the woman, Now we believe, not because
of your saying: for we have heard him ourselves, and know
that this is indeed the Christ, the
Savior of the world.
Acts 5:31 Him has God exalted with his right hand to be a
Prince and a Savior, to give
repentance to Israel, and forgiveness
Acts 13:23 Of this man's descendants has God according to
his promise raised unto Israel a Savior,
Ephesians 5:23 For the husband is the head of the wife, even
as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the
savior of the body.
Philippians 3:20 For our citizenship is in heaven; from which
also we look for the Savior, the Lord
1 Timothy 1:1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the commandment
of God our Savior, and the Lord Jesus
Christ, who is our hope;
1 Timothy 2:3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight
of God our Savior;
2 Timothy 1:10 But is now made manifest by the appearing of
our Savior Jesus Christ, who
has abolished death, and has brought life and immortality
to light through the gospel:
Titus 1:3 But has in due times manifested his word through
preaching, which is committed unto me according to the commandment
of God our Savior;
Titus 1:4 To Titus, my own son after the common faith: Grace,
mercy, and peace, from God the Father and the
Lord Jesus Christ our Savior.
Titus 2:10 Not pilfering, but showing all good fidelity; that
they may adorn the doctrine of God our Savior in all things.
Titus 2:13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious
appearing of the great God and our Savior Jesus Christ;
Titus 3:4 But after the kindness and
love of God our Savior toward man appeared,
Titus 3:6 Whom he shed on us abundantly through Jesus
Christ our Savior;
2 Peter 1:1 Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus
Christ, to them that have obtained like precious faith with
us through the righteousness of God and our Savior Jesus Christ:
2 Peter 1:11 For so an entrance shall
be provided unto YOU abundantly into
the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
2 Peter 2:20 For if after they have escaped
the defilements of the world through the knowledge of the
Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled
therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than
doing the things that you did that separated you from God
in the first place.
2 Peter 3:2 That you may be mindful
of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets,
and of the commandment of us the apostles
of the Lord and Savior:
2 Peter 3:18 But grow in grace, and
in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him
be glory both now and forever. Amen.
Jude 1:25 To the only wise God our Savior,
be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and forever.