Summary: I hope to show in this sermon that there is, and forever will be, only one Savior, and that is the Lord Jesus Christ.
WHAT KIND OF SAVIOR DO WE ALL NEED?
Text-Luke 2:11-"For unto you is born this day in the
city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord."
I hope this morning to proclaim the truth that
there is One, and only One Hope for our world, and
that includes all mankind, and this Hope is none
other than the Lord Jesus Christ.
Think with me, this morning, if you will, about why
we all need a Savior, and what kind of Savior we all
I.First of all, WE NEED A SAVIOR WHO CAN RESCUE US
FROM THE PENALTY, POWER, AND PRESENCE OF SIN.
It ought to be very apparant to everyone that the
human race needs redemption. All throughout human
history our world has experienced war, famine,
racial hatred, injustice, and all kinds of other
maladies, that theologians refer to as sin. Our
race is a fallen race. With the outbreak these days
of humanism, and new age beliefs that glorify man,
and imply that man is good, and needs no Savior,
it is often called "ignorance", or "blasphemous to
humanity" to imply that something is wrong with man,
and that the human race needs redemption. All the
violence, social discrimination against the poor
and uneducated, and unfairness in the culture speaks
loudly that man is by nature sinner, not saint.
Acts 4:12-"Neither is there salvation in any other:
for there is none other name under heaven given
among men, whereby we must be saved."
Romans 5:8ff-"But God commendeth his love toward us,
in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for
us. ..."we were reconciled to God by the death of
We need a Savior, because we have all sinned and
come short of the glory of God. Sin has seperated
us from God, and it took the shed blood of Jesus
to bring us back into fellowship with God.
II.WE NEED A SAVIOR WHO KNOWS AND UNDERSTANDS US, AND
WHO WILL MAKE US ANEW INTO WHAT WE SHOULD BE.
Hebrews 2:17-18, "In all things it behoved him to
be made like unto his brethren, that he might be
a merciful and faithful high priest in things per-
taining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins
of the people. For in that he himself hath suffered
being tempted, he is able to succor them that are
Our Savior was God come in the flesh, yet, he en-
dured temptation in his human nature, so that he
could be our example, and faithful and merciful to
us. He knows our frame. He understands why we
do the things we do. He knows we are but flesh.
He loves us, and made us to become like him.
My niece said something a few days ago, when I saw
her in Yazoo City. It made me rejoice to hear her
say- "Just imagine, God loves me!" That fact won
her and overtook her. She is now living a dedicated
III. WE NEED A SAVIOR WHO CAN COMFORT US IN OUR
DISTRESS, AND GRANT US PEACE AND FORGIVENESS.
Romans 5:1-"Therefore, being justified by faith,
we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus
John 14:6-"I will not leave you comfortless: I
will come to you." vs. 27-"Peace I leave with you,
my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth
give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled,
neither let it be afraid."