Ten works in
the Plan of Salvation!
In this outline we list 10 works that we and the Holy Spirit does in our
lives as we walk in His Plan Salvation.
I. God 's Grace
- Ephesians 2:8-9 (KJV) 8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and
that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 9 Not of works, lest any
man should boast.
A Definition: Grace is God's unmerited favor. It is kindness from God we
don't deserve. There is nothing we have done, nor can ever do to earn
this favor. It is a gift from God. Grace is divine assistance given to
humans for their regeneration (rebirth) or sanctification; a virtue
coming from God; a state of sanctification enjoyed through divine favor.
A preacher once explained grace to me with this acronym:
II. The Blood of Christ.
- Romans 5:9 (KJV) Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we
shall be saved from wrath through him.
A With the shedding of His blood, there would no remission of sins.
1. The first reference in the New Testament to His blood
stresses this aspect. Jesus said, at the last supper: "This is my blood
of the new testament (same as 'covenant') which is shed for many for the
remission of sins" (Matthew 26:28). Let no one, therefore, even count
the "blood of the covenant...an unholy thing" (Heb. 10:29), for the
blood of Christ is forever innocent, infinitely precious, perfectly
justifying, always cleansing and fully sanctifying.
III. The Gospel of Christ.
- Romans 1:16-17 (KJV) 16 For I am not
ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto
salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the
Greek. 17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to
faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.
A. The Word of God has creative power.
IV. Calling and believing on Christ.
- Acts 16:31 (KJV) And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and
thou shalt be saved, and thy house.
A. He does not turn anyone away.
V. Repenting everyone
- Luke 13:3 (KJV) I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all
A. All have sinned. Rom 3:23
1. According to Scripture repentance is wholly an inward act,
and should not be confounded with the change of life that proceeds from
Confession of sin and reparation of
wrongs are fruits of repentance.
VI. Confessing Christ as Lord.
- Romans 10:10-11 (KJV) 10 For with the heart man believeth unto
righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. 11
For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be
A. If we confess Him, He will confess us before the Father.
VII. Water Baptism
- 1 Peter 3:21 (KJV) The like figure whereunto even baptism doth also
now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the
answer of a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus
A. We show the world that we hear, believe and will follow Him.
VIII. Working for Him in our Salvation.
- James 2:24 (KJV) Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and
not by faith only.
A. Works and faith go together like two oars on a boat.
IX. Our hope is in Him.
- Romans 8:24 (KJV) For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is
not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for?
A. Hope brings us to Jesus.
1. Hope is like a basket that holds our faith.
X. We keep running the race.
- 2 Timothy 4:6-8 (KJV) 6 For I am now ready to be offered, and the time
of my departure is at hand. 7 I have fought a good fight, I have
finished my course, I have kept the faith: 8 Henceforth there is laid up
for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge,
shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also
that love his appearing.
Conclusion: It will be worth it
all when we see Jesus. This plan of God's Salvation to so great that as
Paul said in: 1 Corinthians 2:9-10 (KJV) 9 But as it is written, Eye
hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of
man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. 10 But
God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth
all things, yea, the deep things of God.
God bless you and yours!
On behalf of this generation,
Your friends in the service of Christ,
and Marge Abram
Abundant Life Crusades
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