Summary: There are many people have the ideal that as long as you are good in your own sight then you will make heaven your home. Many say there are many roads that lead to the same place. However, that is not what the Bible teaches and what Jesus said himself in
GOD’S PLAN OF SALVATION!
There are many people have the ideal that as long as you are good in your own sight then you will make heaven your home. Many say there are many roads that lead to the same place. However, that is not what the Bible teaches and what Jesus said himself in John 14:6 AMP Jesus said to him, I am the Way and the Truth and the Life; no one comes to the Father except by (through) Me. Jesus is not a way but THE WAY. Of all the thousands of deceptive substitutes, a substitute for salvation is the worst.
In this outline we lay out the Plan we receive from the Word of God! Jesus came to save the lost, the last, and the least.
I. First you need to be saved.
John 3:3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
The new birth is not optional--it’s imperative.
Ecclesiastes 7:20 For there is not a just man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not.
Romans 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
Isaiah 64:6 But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.
Jeremiah 17:9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?
Isaiah 53:6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.
A. From these scriptures we can see we are lost and that none is good enough.
II. SECOND YOU CANNOT SAVE YOURSELF.
Titus 3:5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;
Galatians 2:16 Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.
James 2:10 For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.
Proverbs 14:12 There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.
John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
Jesus took our place that we might have his peace; he took our sin that we might have his salvation.
III. THIRD, JESUS HAS ALREADY PROVIDED FOR YOU SALVATION!
1 Peter 2:24 Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.
1Peter 3:18 For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:
2 Corinthians 5:21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
John 3:16 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.
IV. FOURTH, JESUS ENABLES YOU TO OVERCOME TEMPTATION.
2 Peter 2:9 The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished:
1 Corinthians 10:13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.
John 8:36 If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.
2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
We can live daily for Him in Victory. We do not have to be defeated. We cannot lose for winning.
V. WHAT THEN IS YOUR PART!
Acts 16:31 And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.
Believing Christ saves man--he is lost by believing the devil.
Salvation is by atonement--not by attainment.