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Day 31 – Savior

“And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world” (1 John 4:14). When I think of Jesus as my Savior, my thoughts often travel in three directions – from, to, and by.

I am saved FROM:

•    The guilt and shame of my sin.
•    God’s coming judgment.
•    The root of sin.
•    Satan’s power and kingdom.
•    The fear of death.

I am saved TO:

•    Receive forgiveness for all my sins.
•    Be fully accepted before God in the person of Jesus.
•    Fellowship with God, worship him, serve him, enjoy him forever.
•    A changed life.
•    Be Christ’s witness.

I am saved BY Jesus:

•    Born as a man.
•    Lived a perfect life.
•    Died to atone for my sins.
•    Rose from the dead to win over sin, self, sickness, and Satan.
•    Lives at the right hand of God, always interceding for me.

The good news about Jesus Christ is not only did he save me, but he is the Savior of the world!

A pastor asked a new Christian who came from a Hindu background what he had found in Christianity that he could not find in Hinduism.

The new believer said, “If you expect me to make derogatory remarks about the ancient religion of my fathers, you will be disappointed. There are many good things in Hinduism. Their moral maxims are splendid, and there is much to be admired.”

He continued, “But you have asked me to tell you what I found in Christianity that I could not find in Hinduism, and I will tell you in a word: I found a Savior.”

Question: What else would you include in being saved to, saved from, and saved by?

This is God’s Word for you today,
Pastor Dave

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