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God's Greatest Gift

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God's Greatest Gift

  1. 1. Bro. Chris Abraham
  2. 2. 4  STEPS  TO  RECEIVE  THE   GREATEST  GIFT  OF   SALVATION  
  3. 3. Salva5on   Needed   Step  1  
  4. 4. Why    Does  a  person     Need   to  become  a     Chris5an?      
  5. 5. .  .  .because  of    
  6. 6. What  is  Sin?  
  7. 7. Sin  is  doing  anything   that  breaks  God’s  laws.     Everyone  who  sins  breaks  the  law;  in  fact,   sin  is  lawlessness.     1  John  3:4  (NIV)    
  8. 8.  Sin  is  anything  we   say  that  is   displeasing  to  God.     But  I  say  to  you  that  for  every  idle  word  men  may   speak,  they  will  give  account  of  it  in  the  day  of   judgment.  For  by  your  words  you  will  be  jus5fied,  and   by  your  words  you  will  be  condemned.”     MaY  12:36-­‐37  NKJV  
  9. 9. Sin  is  anything  we  think   that  is  displeasing  to   our  Loving  God.     The  thought  of  foolishness  is  sin:.  .  .     Prov  24:9  KJV    
  10. 10. Sin  is  not  doing  some   things  we  should  do.       Therefore,  to  him  who  knows  to  do  good  and   does  not  do  it,  to  him  it  is  sin.     James  4:17  NKJV  
  11. 11. Sin  is  Universal   • Rom  3:23  says,  “For  all  have  sinned  and  fall  short   of  the  glory  of  God,       • According  to  this  verse  who  sins?   EVERYONE!!!  
  12. 12.                                                              If  Sin  is:   • Breaking  God’s  laws   • Thinking  that  does  not  please  God   • Words  that  are  not  pleasing  to  God   • Not  doing  the  good  we  know  to  do.  .  .   It  is  preYy  EASY  to  SIN!  
  13. 13. What  are  the  Consequences     of  our  sin?   •  Sin  MUST  be  punished  by  a  perfect  and  good  GOD   For  the  wages  of  sin  is  death,  but  the  gid  of   God  is  eternal  life  in  Christ  Jesus  our  Lord.    Rom   6:23  NKJV    
  14. 14. Do  you  know  what  the   word     WAGES     means?   • Wages  are  what  we  get  for  what  we  do  
  15. 15. Rom  6:23    For  the  wages   of  sin  is  death.  .  .     So  our  wages  (what  we  get  for   what  we  do)    for  our  sin  is   death.  
  16. 16. The  only  punishment  God  has   for     SIN  is  the  death  penalty.   •  Death  for  sin  is  not  about  dying  physically   •  It  refers  to  a  placed  we  call  Hell     14  Then  Death  and  Hades  were  cast  into  the  lake  of   fire.  This  is  the  second  death.  15  And  anyone  not  found   wriYen  in  the  Book  of  Life  was  cast  into  the  lake  of  fire.   Rev  20:14-­‐15  NKJV  
  17. 17.   The  good  news  is.  .  .     GOD  LOVES  YOU!   • God  does  not  want  you  to  die  for  your  sin   • God  does  not  want  you  to  go  to  Hell  
  18. 18. So  What  Has  God  Done    in  His  Love  for  US   To  HELP  US?  
  19. 19. SALVATION  PROVIDED   STEP  2   God  Loves  us!   He  did  something  to  help  us!   He  provided  for  our  salva5on.  
  20. 20. GOD  LOVES  YOU!   • God  provided  for  our  salva5on  by  sending  His  son  into   this  world.   • He  sent  His  son  to  be  our  Savior.   For  God  so  loved  the  world  that  He  gave  His  only   begoYen  Son,  that  whoever  believes  in  Him  should  not   perish  but  have  everlas5ng  life.     John  3:16-­‐17  NKJV  
  21. 21. Who  is  God’s  Son?       JESUS   • Jesus  is  God’s  Son  whom  God  sent  to  save   the  world  from  their  sin  
  22. 22. One  Solitary  LIFE…..  
  23. 23. Jesus  lived  the  perfect  life   •  Because  Jesus  is  God  He  is  the  only  person  who  never   sinned.     •  Heb  4:15    For  we  do  not  have  a  High  Priest  who  cannot   sympathize  with  our  weaknesses,  but  was  in  all  points   tempted  as  we  are,  yet  without  sin.    NKJV   •  Because  He  had  no  sin  of  His  own  He  did  not  have  to  be   punished  for  sin.   •  Because  He  had  no  sin,  He  could  take  the  punishment  I   deserved  for  My  Sin  upon  himself.    
  24. 24. Jesus  Died  for  our  sins     • Jesus  died  on  the  cross   • For  I  delivered  to  you  first  of  all  that  which  I   also  received:  that  Christ  died  for  our  sins   according  to  the  Scriptures,      1  Cor   15:3  NKJV   • He  died  for  our  sins!  
  25. 25. Jesus  arose  from  the  dead!   • Jesus  defeated  death  and  hell   • His  resurrec5on  promises  us  everlas5ng  life!  
  26. 26. Jesus  Ascended  to  Heaven   and  is  there  preparing  a  place  for  us!   • "Let  not  your  heart  be  troubled;  you  believe  in   God,  believe  also  in  Me.2  In  My  Father's  house  are   many  mansions;  if  it  were  not  so,  I  would  have  told   you.  I  go  to  prepare  a  place  for  you.  3  And  if  I  go   and  prepare  a  place  for  you,  I  will  come  again  and   receive  you  to  Myself;  that  where  I  am,  there  you   may  be  also.                                      John  14:1-­‐3  NKJV  
  27. 27.                        Jesus  is  coming  again  soon!   • .  .  .  if  I  go  and  prepare  a  place  for  you,  I  will   come  again  and  receive  you  to  Myself;  that   where  I  am,  there  you  may  be  also.       John  14:3  
  28. 28. Jesus  is  present  now   in  His  Holy  Spirit     and  wants  to     Come  into  your  Heart!   For  where  two  or  three  are  gathered   together  in  My  name,  I  am  there  in  the  midst   of  them.”                                        MaY  18:20      NKJV  
  29. 29. Review   • Why  do  we  need  to  be  saved?       • Because  of  Sin!   • How  did  God  provide  for  our  Salva5on?     •      • He  sent  Jesus  Christ  to  be  our  Savior.  
  30. 30. The  Whole  Gospel  in  4  Minutes…  
  31. 31. Step  3   Salva5on  Offered   • How  does  God  offer  His  salva5on  to  Us?  
  32. 32. Salva5on  is  a  free  gid!   • Do  you  like  gids  for  birthdays   or  Christmas?  
  33. 33. God  has  a  gid  He  wants  us   to  have!     For  the  wages  of  sin  is  death,  but  the  gid  of   God  is  eternal  life  in  Christ  Jesus  our  Lord.                           Rom  6:23      NKJV  
  34. 34. God’s  GIFT  is  Eternal   Life!     • That  means  we  life  for  ever  and  ever.       • That  is  a  long  long  5me.      
  35. 35. I  have  a  gid  I  want  someone  to  Have!      
  36. 36. So  what  do  you  do  if   someone  wants  to  give   you  a  gid?                You  TAKE  it!  
  37. 37. God  has  a  gid  for  you  that   He  wants  you  to  take!   • His  gid  is  everlas5ng  life.   • He  wants  us  to  receive  it.   • The  problem  is  that  this  gid  is  invisible,  but   is  very  real.  
  38. 38. How  do  we  receive  this  invisible  gid   from  God?     • Repentance  Toward  God!   • FAITH  in  Jesus  Christ!  
  39. 39. Repentance  means  to   CHANGE!     It  may  be  a  change  in   direc5on  or  in  mind  or   both.      
  40. 40. So  Repentance  Means:   • To  be  sorry  for  our  sin,  but  it  is  more...   • It  means  to  be  sorry  and  to  tell  God  you  are   sorry  for  your  sins,  but  it  s5ll  means  more…   • It  means  to  say  we  are  sorry  and  to  turn   toward  God  and  start  living  to  please  Him!  
  41. 41. SO  .  .  .WHAT  IS  FAITH?   • Faith  is  res5ng  on  God’s  promise.       • (Like  simng  on  a  chair)   • Faith  is  taking  God  at  His  Word.   • (Like  jumping  into  a  Fireman’s  net)   • Faith  is  trus5ng  God  to  do  what  He  said.  
  42. 42.  The  Bible  Says:   • 8  For  by  grace  you  have  been  saved  through   faith,  and  that  not  of  yourselves;  it  is  the  gid   of  God,   • 9  not  of  works,  lest  anyone  should  boast.             Eph  2:8-­‐10        NKJV  
  43. 43. God  offers  us  salva5on     As  a  free  Gid!       • We  receive  this  gid  by  repentance  toward   God  for  our  sins  .  .  .   • .  .  .and  faith  in  Jesus  Christ  as  our  Savior.      
  44. 44. STEP  4   SALVATION  ACCEPTED   Salva5on  Needed  -­‐  Because  of  Sin   Salva5on  Provided  -­‐  Jesus  Christ   Salva5on  Offered  -­‐  A  Free  Gid   Salva5on  Accepted  
  45. 45. The  Ques5on  of  the  Day     Do  you  want  God’s  gid  of   salva5on?  
  46. 46. Naan  Naanahave…….  
  47. 47. How  do  we  accept  God’s   gid  through  repentance  and   faith?    We  do  it  through  prayer.      
  48. 48. What  is  prayer?   • Prayer  is  talking  to  God.   • Prayer  is  telling  God       • how  we  feel…   • what  we  believe…   • what  we  need…   • what  we  want.  
  49. 49. Through  Prayer  we  express  our  faith  to   God  and  call  on  Him.          For  "whoever  calls  on  the  name  of  the  LORD  shall   be  saved.”                Rom  10:13      NKJV  
  50. 50. The  Bible  Says:          For  God  so  loved  the  world  that  He   gave  His  only  begoYen  Son,  that   whoever  believes  in  Him  should  not   perish  but  have  everlas5ng  life.       John  3:16  
  51. 51. •   For  God  did  not  send  His  Son  into  the   world  to  condemn  the  world,  but  that  the   world  through  Him  might  be  saved.      John  3:17  
  52. 52.   "He  who  believes  in  Him  is  not   condemned;  but  he  who  does  not  believe   is  condemned  already,  because  he  has  not   believed  in  the  name  of  the  only  begoYen   Son  of  God.  John  3:19  
  53. 53.          Does  this  make  sense  to  You?   • Have  you  sinned?   • Do  you  believe  Jesus  Died  for  your  sin?   • Do  you  believe  you  need  to  be  saved.     •      • Do  you  want  to  receive  His  gid  of   salva5on?  
  54. 54. Explaining  The  Plan  Of  Salva2on   The Bridge to Salvation
  55. 55. Explaining  The  Plan  Of  Salva2on   Man The Bridge Copyright @ Vic Rader 2003 Man has a problem…
  56. 56. Explaining  The  Plan  Of  Salva2on   Man God The Bridge of Salvation Copyright @ Vic Rader 2003 He is separated from God
  57. 57. Explaining  The  Plan  Of  Salva2on   Man God Sin The Bridge Copyright @ Vic Rader 2003 Sin has separated every person from God
  58. 58. Explaining  The  Plan  Of  Salva2on   Man God Sin Death The Bridge Copyright @ Vic Rader 2003 Sin brought Death to mankind
  59. 59. Explaining  The  Plan  Of  Salva2on   Man God Sin Death Hell The Bridge Copyright @ Vic Rader 2003 If we die on the wrong side we go to Hell
  60. 60. Explaining  The  Plan  Of  Salva2on   Man God Sin Death Hell The Bridge Copyright @ Vic Rader 2003 We think we can jump the gap by our Good Works
  61. 61. Explaining  The  Plan  Of  Salva2on   Man God Sin Death Hell The Bridge Copyright @ Vic Rader 2003 Even though some do more Good Works than others...
  62. 62. Explaining  The  Plan  Of  Salva2on   Man God Sin Death Hell The Bridge Copyright @ Vic Rader 2003 Everyone’s Good Works fall short Good Works (Fall Short)
  63. 63. Explaining  The  Plan  Of  Salva2on   Man God Sin Death Hell Good Works (Fall Short) The Bridge Diagram Copyright @ Vic Rader 2003 We need help to cross over the gap…
  64. 64. Explaining  The  Plan  Of  Salva2on   Man God Sin Death Hell Good Works (Fall Short) John 14:6 The Bridge Copyright @ Vic Rader 2003 God Himself has provided a Bridge
  65. 65. Explaining  The  Plan  Of  Salva2on   Man God Sin Death Hell Good Works (Fall Short) John 14:6 The Bridge Copyright @ Vic Rader 2003 Jesus Christ is God’s only bridge! …no one comes to the Father except through me.
  66. 66. Explaining  The  Plan  Of  Salva2on   Man God Sin Death Hell Good Works (Fall Short) John 14:6 The Bridge …no one comes to the Father except through me. Copyright @ Vic Rader 2003 Jesus declared Himself to be the ONLY savior
  67. 67. Explaining  The  Plan  Of  Salva2on   Man God Sin Death Hell Good Works (Fall Short) John 14:6 The Bridge Jesus Christ …no one comes to the Father except through me. Copyright @ Vic Rader 2003 His death on the cross became the Bridge to God
  68. 68. Explaining  The  Plan  Of  Salva2on   Man God Sin Death Hell Good Works (Fall Short) John 14:6 The Bridge Jesus Christ …no one comes to the Father except through me. Copyright @ Vic Rader 2003 Jesus loves you and wants you to Cross Over
  69. 69. Explaining  The  Plan  Of  Salva2on   Man God Sin Death Hell Good Works (Fall Short) John 14:6 The Bridge Jesus Christ …no one comes to the Father except through me. Would you like to cross over to God’s side? Copyright @ Vic Rader 2003
  70. 70. Explaining  The  Plan  Of  Salva2on   Man God Sin Death Hell Good Works (Fall Short) John 14:6 The Bridge Jesus Christ …no one comes to the Father except through me. Copyright @ Vic Rader 2003 Would you like to Start a New Life on God’s side?
  71. 71. Explaining  The  Plan  Of  Salva2on   Man God Sin Death Hell Good Works (Fall Short) John 14:6 The Prayer To Cross Over Jesus Christ …no one comes to the Father except through me. Copyright @ Vic Rader 2003 Pray - “Lord Jesus, I am a sinner and I am sorry for my sins.”
  72. 72. Explaining  The  Plan  Of  Salva2on   Man God Sin Death Hell Good Works (Fall Short) John 14:6 The Prayer To Cross Over Jesus Christ …no one comes to the Father except through me. Copyright @ Vic Rader 2003 “I believe you are God’s Savior sent to the World.”
  73. 73. Explaining  The  Plan  Of  Salva2on   Man God Sin Death Hell Good Works (Fall Short) John 14:6 The Prayer To Cross Over Jesus Christ …no one comes to the Father except through me. Copyright @ Vic Rader 2003 “I believe you died for my sins and rose again from the dead.”
  74. 74. Explaining  The  Plan  Of  Salva2on   Man God Sin Death Hell Good Works (Fall Short) John 14:6 The Prayer To Cross Over Jesus Christ …no one comes to the Father except through me. Copyright @ Vic Rader 2003 “I confess my sins to you.”
  75. 75. Explaining  The  Plan  Of  Salva2on   Man God Sin Death Hell Good Works (Fall Short) John 14:6 The Prayer To Cross Over Jesus Christ …no one comes to the Father except through me. “And now Lord Jesus, I want to receive you into my heart.”
  76. 76. Explaining  The  Plan  Of  Salva2on   Man God Sin Death Hell Good Works (Fall Short) John 14:6 The Prayer To Cross Over Jesus Christ …no one comes to the Father except through me. “I am opening my heart and asking you to come in.”
  77. 77. Explaining  The  Plan  Of  Salva2on   Man God Sin Death Hell Good Works (Fall Short) John 14:6 The Prayer To Cross Over Jesus Christ …no one comes to the Father except through me. “Thank you Jesus, for coming into my life.”
  78. 78. Explaining  The  Plan  Of  Salva2on   Man God Sin Death Hell Good Works (Fall Short) John 14:6 The Prayer To Cross Over Jesus Christ …no one comes to the Father except through me. “Thank you for giving me Your Power to live a new life.”
  79. 79. Explaining  The  Plan  Of  Salva2on   Man God Sin Death Hell Good Works (Fall Short) John 14:6 The Prayer To Cross Over Jesus Christ …no one comes to the Father except through me. If you prayed this prayer, we want to help you get started right.
  80. 80. If  you  have  never  asked  Jesus  to   save  you,  would  like  to  do  that   today?    Just  bow  your  head  and   say  this  prayer.        
  81. 81. From Salvation! To Baptism !!!
  82. 82. Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Christ too was baptised!
  83. 83. In those days, the people were eagerly waiting
  84. 84. and  each  one  wondered     in  his  heart  whether       John  was  the  Messiah.  
  85. 85. Therefore  John   spoke  and     said  to  all:     “I  am     bap2sing  you   with  water,    
  86. 86. but  one   migh2er  than   I  is  coming,   whose  sandals   I  am   unworthy     of  untying.    
  87. 87. He  will  bap2se  you  with  the   Holy  Spirit  and  fire.    
  88. 88. It  happened  that  aIer  all  the   people  were  bap2sed,  Jesus   too  was  bap2sed  
  89. 89. And  as  He   prayed,     the  heavens   opened  and  the   Holy  Spirit   descended  upon   Him     in  the  form     of  a  dove.  
  90. 90. And  from  the  heavens  there  came  a   Voice  which  said:       "You  are  My  Beloved  Son;     in  You  I  am  well  pleased!"  
  91. 91. The Word of God! Praise be to Christ!!
  92. 92. What Does Salvation by grace through faith Have To Do With Baptism Grace Salvation F a i t h
  93. 93. Ø  When baptized, Col. 2:9-13 Ø  Ephesian Christians, Acts 19:4-5 When are we saved by grace? Grace Salvation F a i t h Ø  Obey Jesus, Heb. 5:9 Ø  Made alive with Christ, Eph. 2:4-5 When are we made alive with Christ?
  94. 94. What is baptism? Grace Salvation F a i t h Ø  Baptizo to dip, to immerse Ø  Process: immersion / emergence Ø  Acts 8:38-39 Water #2#1
  95. 95. What is baptism? Grace Salvation F a i t h Ø  Baptizo to dip, to immerse Ø  Process: immersion / emergence Ø  Acts 8:38-39 Water #2#1
  96. 96. What is baptism? Grace Salvation F a i t h Ø  Baptizo to dip, to immerse Ø  Process: immersion / emergence Ø  Acts 8:38-39 Water #2#1
  97. 97. What is baptism? Grace Salvation F a i t h Ø  Baptizo to dip, to immerse Ø  Process: immersion / emergence Ø  Acts 8:38-39 Water #2#1
  98. 98. What is baptism? Grace Salvation F a i t h Ø  Baptizo to dip, to immerse Ø  Process: immersion / emergence Ø  Acts 8:38-39 Water #2#1
  99. 99. What is baptism? Grace Salvation F a i t h Ø  Baptizo to dip, to immerse Ø  Process: immersion / emergence Ø  Acts 8:38-39 Water #2#1
  100. 100. Why are we saved by grace when we’re baptized? Grace Salvation F a i t h Ø  Salvation by grace through faith is in Christ Ø  Eph. 2:4-7; Rom. 6:3-5 ChristBaptized into
  101. 101. If you believe this YOU need to be baptized Grace Salvation F a i t h Ø  Salvation by grace through faith is in Christ Ø  Eph. 2:4-7; Rom. 6:3-5 ChristBaptized into
  102. 102. And Finally…………..
  103. 103.            Our  Heavenly  Father’s  LOVE  LETTER  

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