2/14/2016 Dr. Frank W.R. Benoit
“So great a salvation” – Series, part 2 Feb. 14, 2016 Frank W.R. Benoit
Introduction – The author of the epistle to the Hebrews told his readers to pay “much closer attention to” and not “neglect so great a salvation”. Why is salvation “so great”? We’re looking at 7 key reasons of why it is “so great”.
- Salvation is great because it solves the Sin Problem.
A. Lk. 19:9-10; 1 Tim. 1:15– Jesus came to seek & save the lost, to save sinners
B. Rom.4:5, 5:6-8 and 6:22-23 – it is for the ungodly, sinners and frees from sin
C. 1 Cor. 6:9-11 – God can change any and every sin of the unrighteous.
D. Col. 1:13-14 – God delivered believers from the domain of darkness, transferred them to His Son’s kingdom and paid for forgiveness of sins.
E. Heb. 9:24-28 and 10:10-18 – Christ came to put away sin by His one sacrifice for sin for all time, so that there is no longer any offering for sin.
- Salvation is great because it is received by Faith Alone.
A. John 3:14-16 – whoever believes (has faith) in Jesus Christ has eternal life
B. Acts. 16:31 – believing (faith) in the Lord Jesus Christ brings salvation
C. Rom. 1:16-17, 3:22 and 4:5 –salvation is through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe, the righteous lives by faith, his faith is counted as righteousness
D. Eph.2:8-10 – one is saved by grace through faith, not by works but for works
E. 1 Pet. 1:8-9 – the outcome of faith is the salvation of one’s soul
F. 1 John 5:13 – believing (faith) leads to knowing that one has eternal life
- Salvation is great because it is Complete.
A. John 19:30 – Christ’s work finished and canceled out the entire debt of sin.
B. Rom. 5:1, 9, 6:22; 1 Cor. 6:9-11; 2 Cor. 5:18 – full justification, salvation from God’s wrath, reconciliation and sanctification are benefits of salvation
C. Eph. 1:7 and Col. 1:14 – complete redemption and forgiveness of sins
- Salvation is great because it cannot be Lost.
A. John 5:24, 10:27-30 & 14:16-17 – gives eternal life not judgment, will never perish/be snatched from Christ & the Father, will have the Holy Spirit forever
B. Rom.5:1,9 and 8:31-39–God justified once for all, nothing can separate from
C. Heb. 5:9 and 7:25 – Jesus is the source of eternal salvation and able to save forever those who come to God through Him.
D. 1 Pet. 1:3-5 – God made us born again to obtain an inheritance which is imperishable and won’t fade away, and protected by His power for salvation
Conclusion – These 7 reasons show us why salvation is “so great”!