Summary: Jesus is the Saviour, Jesus is Baptiser in the Holy Spirit, Jesus is the Coming King Jesus is the Healer
Jesus Christ: Saviour, Healer, Baptiser and Coming King.
As always the question to begin:
What is the “foursquare” Gospel?
As an Elim Pentecostal Church we believe in something called the Foursquare Gospel.
We believe that Jesus Christ is Saviour, Healer, Baptiser in the Holy Spirit and Coming King
And tonight I want us to consider these four specific aspects of the life of Jesus.
These four headings are a simple summary of Jesus lived and His characteristics.
To fully explore each of them would take hours of preaching and maybe at some stage we will consider each aspect in greater detail but tonight I am only going to provide a brief summary of each aspect.
So Saviour, Baptizer in the Holy Spirit, Healer and Coming King
Actually Let’s start with Who is Jesus?
It’s a very important question.
Perhaps one of the greatest questions anyone can ever ask.
Who is Jesus?
This is a question that people have been asking for 2,000 years!
Some might say He was a great and wise man.
Some might say He was just a fairy story.
The Bible says in John 20:31 “Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and by believing in Him you will have life by the power of His name.”
As Christians we believe the Bible is true.
When the Bible says: Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God
We believe that is a statement of truth and a statement of fact.
But, there is more to being a Christian than just knowing a few facts about Jesus.
The Bible also says in 2 Peter 3:18 we must grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
To be a Christian we need to personally experience and encounter Him in our lives.
Who is Jesus?
Jesus is the Son of God;
Jesus is the Word;
Jesus is the Love Gift of the Father for the salvation of sinners,
Jesus is the sinless Saviour;
Jesus is the Word made flesh through virgin birth;
Jesus is the sacrifice given as the Lamb of God to take away the sins of the world;
Jesus is the one who in death carried the full weight and consequence of all our sins, so that we through His blood might be justified before God.
Jesus is the one who has purchased our forgiveness
Jesus is the one who heals our broken hearts
Jesus is the living Lord; resurrected from the dead.
Jesus is the victor over hell’s every power,
Jesus is the one who has ascended to the Father’s right hand.
Jesus is the one who is ceaselessly interceding for His us.
Jesus is the one worthy of all worship and praise.
Hebrews 13:8 tells us Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever
Because the Lord never changes, then that means Jesus still saves, heals, and baptizes in the Holy Spirit today, and one day He will return as King!
Who is Jesus?
Jesus is Our Lord and Our Saviour!
So lets consider the 1st aspect
Jesus is THE SAVIOUR
There are many passages in the Bible that say Jesus is The Saviour.
Right at the start of the New Testament it declares Jesus is the Saviour.
Matthew 1:21 “And she will have a son, and you are to name him Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.”
Luke 2:11 “The Saviour—yes, the Messiah, the Lord—has been born today in Bethlehem, the city of David!”
The Saviour of mankind is the eternal Son of God who, for our sake, became man. It’s the basis of our faith; we believe that the Saviour is Jesus Christ.
Why do we need Jesus as our Saviour?
Jesus came to do for us what we could not do for ourselves.
He came to restore us to a right relationship with our Heavenly Father. Jonah 2:9 says, “Salvation is of the Lord.”
Salvation is not something that we can earn or work for; it is a free gift from the Saviour.
Ephesians 2:8-9 “God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it.”
The fact that Jesus is our Saviour, The fact that Jesus is YOUR Saviour should cause your heart to overflow with praise and thankfulness to God!
In Acts 4:12 we are told “There is salvation in no one else! God has given no other name under heaven by which we must be saved.”
If you don’t yet know Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Saviour, why wait any longer?
Call on His name today, and find forgiveness of your sins!
Call on Jesus, no one else, there is no other Saviour there is no other Messiah. It is only in Him that we can be saved.