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Summary: Every person needs to know information about how they can be saved.

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THE SIX BASIC NEEDS OF THE UNSAVED

Acts 16:25 – 31

INTRODUCTION

A. This passage, we are looking at today, has some

great meaning in it.

1. We could talk about the faithfulness of Paul

and Silas.

2. We could talk about the power of prayer and

how God answers them.

3. We could talk about the testimony to the

jailer and what kinds of testimony he saw.

a. Having to listen to these men pray and

sing.

b. Seeing how faithful they were to it, even

though they were in jail for it.

c. Seeing that both of these men thought his

salvation was more important than their

escape.

d. They used God’s blessing and exhibition of

power to honor and glorify Him, by leading

this jailor to be saved.

B. However, I want to look at this man’s need of

Christ and how it applies to man today.

C. Christians today try to make being saved a lot

easier than it really is.

D. Even pastors, lay preachers, evangelist, and

deacons make it almost simple.

E. For a man to admit God is right, and that he is

wrong would mean that the man would have to put

his pride down.

F. Today, I want to look at six basic needs for an

unsaved person to know.

THE UNSAVED PERSON NEEDS TO KNOW THAT GOD IS

A. They need to know that there is a God.

B. Hebrews 11:6 – But without faith it is impossible

to please Him: for he that cometh to God must

believe that HE is, and that HE is a rewarder of

them that diligently seek HIM.

C. Jesus said, “Verily, Verily, I say unto you,

before Abraham was I AM.’

D. He existed before time and He still exist today.

E. He is the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the

end. He is the First and the Last.

THE UNSAVED PERSON NEEDS TO KNOW THE BIBLE IS GOD’S WORD.

A. John 1:1 tells us, “In the beginning was the WORD,

and the WORD was with God, and the WORD was God.”

B. To verify that God is, and that He is the WORD, we

see in the book of Revelation 19:13, John

wrote, “And HE was clothed in a vesture dipped in

blood, and HIS name is called the WORD OF GOD.”

C. The Bible is still His ever inspired, spoken and

written word. 2 Timothy 3:16 – “All scripture is

given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for

doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for

instruction in righteousness: That the man of God

may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good

works.”

THE UNSAVED PERSON NEEDS TO KNOW HOW TO BE SAVED.

A. In this passage the soldier asked, “What must I do

to be saved?” vs. 30

B. What must you do to be saved from everlasting

torment?

1. Paul told the jailer, “Believe on the Lord

Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy

house.”

2. Paul wrote in Roman 10:9 – 10 – “That if thou

shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus,

and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath

raised him from the dead, thou shalt be

saved. For with the heart man believeth unto

righteousness; and with the mouth confession

is made unto salvation.” Vs. 13 – “For

whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord

shalt be saved.”

C. Question: what should be the motivating factor in

my life to accept Jesus Christ as my Savior?

1. Hell is not the reason in it’s entirely.

2. It is because you must have sorrow and remorse

for your sins. You must have a repentant

heart, which means you must change your mind

about things. Repent means to change one’s

mind.

3. You must change you outlook on your beliefs.

a. Church roll won’t get you to heaven.

b. Good person won’t get you to heaven.

c. You must admit you are wrong and God is

right.

4. Jesus said, in John 3:17 “For God sent not HIS

SON into the world to condemn the world; but

that the world through HIM might be saved.

Verse 18 – “He that beleiveth on HIM is not

condemned: but he that believeth not on HIM is

condemned already, because he heat not believe

in the name of the ONLY BEGOTTEN SON of God.”

D. Some know they need to be saved, they just choose

not too.

E. You need to be saved today. The jailer had a

choice, He chose Christ.

F. The jailer chose to be saved then. The choice to

be saved was the key to his family being saved

also. VERSE 33.

G. How to be saved?

1. It’s not by your religious works or good

behavior that you may do. Eph. 2:8 – 9

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