Summary: · With all the religions from Buddhism to Islam to Christianity our world it seems is covered in a cloud of confusion, and even when a person finds the truth of Christianity... knowing and understanding that it is Christ... and Christ alone in which salva

What Must I Do To Be Saved

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Acts 16:16-33 And it came to pass, as we went to prayer, a certain damsel possessed with a spirit of divination met us, which brought her masters much gain by soothsaying:

17The same followed Paul and us, and cried, saying, “These men are the servants of the most high God, which shew unto us the way of salvation.”

18And this did she many days. But Paul, being grieved, turned and said to the spirit, “I command thee in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her.” And he came out the same hour.

23And when they had laid many stripes upon them, they cast them into prison, charging the jailor to keep them safely: 24Who, having received such a charge, thrust them into the inner prison, and made their feet fast in the stocks.

25And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them. 26And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one’s bands were loosed.

27And the keeper of the prison awaking out of his sleep, and seeing the prison doors open, he drew out his sword, and would have killed himself, supposing that the prisoners had been fled.

28But Paul cried with a loud voice, saying,“Do thyself no harm: for we are all here.”

29Then he* called for a light, and sprang in, and came trembling, and fell down before Paul and Silas, 30And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved?

31And they said, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.” 32And they spake unto him the word of the Lord, and to all that were in his house.

33And he took them the same hour of the night, and washed their stripes; and was baptized, he and all his, straightway. 34And when he had brought them into his house, he set meat before them, and rejoiced, believing in God with all his house.

· With all the religions from Buddhism to Islam to Christianity our world it seems is covered in a cloud of confusion, and even when a person finds the truth of Christianity... knowing and understanding that it is Christ... and Christ alone in which salvation can be found, there is still many denominations among those who call themselves Christians.

And so it is little wonder that many people scratch their head and ask the question that the Philippian Jailer asked Paul many years ago. “What must I do... to be saved?”

The answer varies depending on who you ask, but God’s Word gives us a precise and true understanding of the answer to that question, “What must I do to be saved” that name... above all names. He is our Wonderful Savior and Glorious Lord.

But just how exactly does that transition take place from where we say,“He is the Savior of the World” to saying “He is MY SAVIOR.” What must... I... do to be saved?

In John chapter 2: we read to do with Jesus and His very first miracle, and it happened at a very joyous event.

A wedding was taking place.

Jesus’ first miracle was at a happy occasion. He was at a wedding celebration and wine was being shared but then the wine ran out.

John 2:1And the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was there: 2And both Jesus was called, and his disciples, to the marriage. 3And when they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus saith unto him, They have no wine. 4Jesus saith unto her, Woman, what have I to do with thee? mine hour is not yet come.

5His mother saith unto the servants, Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it.

6And there were set there six waterpots of stone, after the manner of the purifying of the Jews, containing two or three firkins{from 7 to 25 gallons of liquid apiece.

7Jesus saith unto them, Fill the waterpots with water. And they filled them up to the brim. 8And he saith unto them, Draw out now, and bear unto the governor of the feast. And they bare it.

9 When the ruler of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, and knew not whence it was: (but the servants which drew the water knew;) the governor of the feast called the bridegroom,

10And saith unto him, Every man at the beginning doth set forth good wine; and when men have well drunk, then that which is worse: but thou hast kept the good wine until now. 11This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee, and manifested forth his glory; and his disciples believed on him. {The symbolism is clear. The power of Christ filled the emptiness of the waterpots and that same power is able to fill the emptiness of Judaistic religion and the need for all people everywhere.}

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