The Story of the Savior and Salvation
This is the Testimony…
In the past God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways, But in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom he made the universe.
The Son is the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word.
After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven.So he became as much superior to the angels as the name he has inherited is superior to theirs.
God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son.
And this is the testimony:
Hebrews 1:1-4; 1 John 5:11
In The Beginning…
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.
And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.
All this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying: "Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel," which is translated, "God with us."
Then Joseph, being aroused from sleep, did as the angel of the Lord commanded him and took to him his wife, and did not know her till she had brought forth her firstborn Son. And he called His name JESUS.
And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.
John 1:1-3,14; Matthew 1:22-25; Luke 2:52
Then one day Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert to be tempted by the devil.
After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. The tempter came to him and said, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.”
Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”
Then the devil took him to the holy city and had him stand on the highest point of the temple. “If you are the Son of God,” he said, “throw yourself down. For it is written: “‘He will command his angels concerning you, and they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.’”
Jesus answered him, “It is also written: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’”
Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor. “All this I will give you,” he said, “if you will bow down and worship me.”
Jesus said to him, “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.’”
Then the devil left him, and angels came and attended him. And from that time on Jesus began to preach, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near.”
And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all kinds of sickness and all kinds of disease among the people.
He came to His Own…
Then Jesus' fame spread throughout all Syria; and they brought to Him all sick people who were afflicted with various diseases and torments, and those who were demon-possessed, epileptics, and paralytics; and He healed them.
but the world did not recognize him. He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him.
His citizens hated him, and sent a message after him, saying, We will not have this man to reign over us.
Jesus, though, still said, “I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.”
But they were stiff-necked and uncircumcised in heart and ears. They always resisted the Holy Spirit; as their fathers did. Which of the prophets did their fathers not persecute? And they killed those who foretold the coming of the Just One, and they betrayed and murdered Jesus Christ.
Matthew 4:23-24;John 1:10-11; Luke 19:14; Matthew 15:24; Acts 7:51-52
…We are healed By His Stripes
Surely He has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed Him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted.
He was wounded for our transgressions,
He was bruised for our iniquities;
The chastisement for our peace was upon Him,
And by His stripes we are healed.
All we like sheep have gone astray;
We have turned, every one, to his own way;
And the LORD has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.
When they had mocked Him, they took the robe off Him, put His own clothes on Him, and led Him away to be crucified. They gave Him sour wine mingled with gall to drink. But when He had tasted it, He would not drink.
Then they crucified Him, and divided His garments, casting lots, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet: "They divided My garments among them, And for My clothing they cast lots."
God has made him who knew no sin to be sin for us; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
Isaiah 53:4-5,6; Matthew 27:31,34-35; 2 Corinthians 5:21
He Rose Again on the Third Day…
You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly.
Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous man, though for a good man someone might possibly dare to die.
But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
And since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God's wrath through him!
For if, when we were God's enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life!
I told you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried.
But He also rose again the third day according to the Scriptures, and that He was seen by Cephas, then by the twelve. After that He was seen by over five hundred brethren at once.
Not only that, but our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin.
For he who has died has been freed from sin.
Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him, knowing that Christ, having been raised from the dead, dies no more. Death no longer has dominion over Him.
Romans 5:6-10; 1 Corinthians 15:3-6; Romans 6:6-9
…And Delivered Us from Death
For the death that He died, He died to sin once for all; but the life that He lives, He lives to God.
Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;
And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.
Romans 6:20; Hebrews 2:14-15
He is both Lord and Christ…
"This Jesus God has raised up, of which we are all witnesses.
Therefore being exalted to the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, He poured out this which you now see and hear
For David did not ascend into the heavens, but he says himself:
“The LORD said to my Lord, "Sit at My right hand,
Till I make Your enemies Your footstool.”
Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly that
God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ."
…His Salvation is For You!
Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, and that He may send Jesus Christ, who was preached to you before, whom heaven must receive until the times of restoration of all things, which God has spoken by the mouth of all His holy prophets since the world began.
Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins;and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
For the promise is to you and to your children, and to all who are afar off, as many as the Lord our God will call. Be saved from this perverse generation.
Acts 3:19-21; 2:38-40
What will You Do?
If you would like to be baptized for the remission of your sins and have a place reserved for you in heaven, please don’t hesitate to let us know!
If you have any questions, we would love to have a bible study with you. Just call or email us any time.
We look forward to hearing from you!