Summary: Sermon outline on what salvation is.
Salvation is… For everyone (Acts 10:34-35)
God will accept all who repent and turn to Him.
From God (Acts 10:36) – God is the one who initiated this reconciliation between Himself and mankind. We could do nothing to change our fate.
Salvation is… Through Jesus (Acts 10:36)
Jesus is the Lamb which God promised to take away the sins of the world. There is no other way.
Salvation is… Evidenced by the Spirit (Acts 10:38)
The Holy Spirit empowered Jesus ministry in the flesh just as He empowers us to continue that ministry today.
Salvation is… Witnessed by the apostles (Acts 10:39)
The apostles saw the things which Jesus did up to and including His death and resurrection. We are witnesses to great things as well by giving testimony to the way He has changed our lives and the lives of those around us because of His death and resurrection.
Salvation is… Provided through crucifixion (Acts 10:39)
Our salvation comes through Christ’s death on the cross for our sin. God’s justice was satisfied completely.
Salvation is… Proved in resurrection (Acts 10:40)
While the work for salvation was finished on the cross, the proof that it was really finished is given in the resurrection. Death, the grave, and hell have no power over those who are in Christ. We have assurance and hope as a result.
Salvation is… Preached by believers (Acts 10:42)
We are commanded to proclaim this good news to all people just as the apostles were.
Salvation is… The only way to receive forgiveness (Acts 10:42-43)
We are to accept the message of the gospel and trust in Jesus.
Salvation is… In Jesus alone.
Praise God “that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name.” (Acts 10:43)