Summary: Salvation is of the LORD.
Jonah 2:9 But I will sacrifice unto thee with the voice of thanksgiving; I will pay that that I have vowed. Salvation is of the LORD.
I. The Experience of Salvation may be Different
A. Saul's conversion was marked with clearness (Acts 9:)
B. Lydia's conversion was marked with quietness (Acts 16:)
C. Philippian jailer's conversion was marked by suddenness
Saul was the tormented soul who was converted
Lydia was the tender soul who was converted
Jailer was a tough soul who was converted
II. The Essence of Salvation must be Divine
Salvation is of the Lord in it's origin! He Planned It
Salvation is of the Lord in its execution! He Purchased It
Salvation is of the Lord in its duration! He Protects It
A. The light of God's Word is revealed
B. The life of God's Son is received
C. The love of God's Spirit is released
III. The Evidence of Salvation will be Demonstrated
II Cor 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.
• Here is a message which is inclusive - “any man”
• Here is a miracle which is creative “new creature”
Moody-Sankey meetings in Dublin, the worldly father of C.T. Studd was saved. he’s a new man in the old skin.”
A. In Paul it was a changed purpose
B. In Lydia it was a changed pocket
C. In the jailer it was a changed person