Fairview Baptist Church Dayton, Ohio
Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Plan of Salvation

Man's Problem
 
All are sinners
  • "For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God." (Romans 3:23)
  • "As it is written there is none righteous, no, not one." (Romans 3:10)
  • "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." (Isaiah 53:6)
All are condemned who do not believe
  • "He that believeth on Him is not condemned, but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God." (John 3:18)
God's Plan
 
God loves us and sent His Son to die for us
  • "For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him, should not perish, but have everlasting life." (John 3:16)
  • "But God commendeth His love for us, in that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us. (Romans 5:8)
  • "Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures." (1 Corinthians 15:3)

The Sinner's Plea

He must recognize his sin and repent of it

  • "Except ye repent ye shall all likewise perish." (Luke 13:3)
  • "Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out." (Acts 3:19)

He must receive salvation as a gift from God

  • "For by grace are ye saved through faith, and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God, not of works, lest any man should boast." (Ephesians 2:8-9)

He must ask God to come into his heart

  • "Behold, I stand at the door and knock:  if any man will open unto me, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me." (Revelation 3:20)
  • "For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved." (Romans 10:13)

Jesus is the only way

  • "I am the way, the truth, and the life, no man cometh to the Father, but by me." (John 14:6)

The Sinner's Prayer

"Dear God, I know that I am a sinner.  I know that Christ died for me, and I thank you for that.  I ask Jesus to come into my heart to be my Savior and Lord.   Thank you, Lord, for coming into my heart and saving me, and the best I can, I'll be what you want me to be.  Amen."