Foretold by Prophets
Described as a Mystery
4. A Gift,
Not a Reward
5. By the
Atonement of Christ
Measured by Its Object, Gift, Purpose
1. A Divine Provision
Jonah 2:9 But I
will offer sacrifices to you with songs of praise, and I will fulfill all
my vows. For my salvation comes from the Lord alone.
2. Foretold by Prophets
Peter 1:10 This salvation was
something even the prophets wanted to know more about when they prophesied
about this gracious salvation prepared for you.
3. Described as a
Corinthians 2:7 No, the wisdom we
speak of is the mystery of God—his plan that was previously hidden, even though
he made it for our ultimate glory before the world began.
3:3-4 As I briefly wrote earlier, God himself
revealed his mysterious plan to me. 4 As you read what I have
written, you will understand my insight into this plan regarding Christ.
4. A Gift, Not a Reward
2:8-9 God saved you by his grace when you
believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from
God. 9 Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so
none of us can boast about it.
5. By the Atonement of
Corinthians 1:18 The message of the cross
is foolish to those who are headed for destruction! But we who are being saved
know it is the very power of God.
3:13 But Christ has rescued us from the curse
pronounced by the law. When he was hung on the cross, he took upon himself the
curse for our wrongdoing. For it is written in the Scriptures, “Cursed is
everyone who is hung on a tree.
and through him God reconciled everything to himself. He made
peace with everything in heaven and on earth by means of Christ’s blood on
6. Love Measured by Its
Object, Gift, Purpose
John 3:16 For God
loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who
believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.
7. The Conditions
3:2 “Repent of your sins and turn to God,
for the Kingdom of Heaven is near.”
18:3 Then he said, “I tell you the
truth, unless you turn from your sins and become like little children, you will
never get into the Kingdom
Acts 16:30-31 Then he brought
them out and asked, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” 31 They
replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved, along with everyone
in your household.”
8. An Unanswerable
2:3 So what makes us think we can escape if
we ignore this great salvation that was first announced by the Lord Jesus
himself and then delivered to us by those who heard him speak?
is from the Dixon Analytical Bible
is from the New Living Bible courtesy of www.biblegateway.com
and modified by HKM 10/11/2011