No.162. The Person of Jesus. Session 2 of 4. JESUS “THE SAVIOUR”

In this second session we look at Jesus as the Saviour of the world.

The brief outline below is a copy of the handout to participants at the seminar. The audio teaching from the seminar  is to be found with this title on You Tube under “Jim Holbeck”

Jesus is described as the “Saviour of the world”.
The Meaning Of “Salvation”
1) The Noun. (Sōtēria). Means salvation, preservation, freedom from sin, wholeness.
2) The Verb. (Sōzō). Means to save, heal, make more whole, preserve, restore.
3) The Noun. (Sōtēr). Means Saviour or Deliverer.
The Tenses Of Salvation
• PAST TENSE. We have been saved from the PENALTY of sin.
• PRESENT TENSE. We are being saved from the POWER of sin
• FUTURE TENSE. We will be saved from the PRESENCE of sin.

1) PAST TENSE. We have been saved from the penalty of sin
JUSTIFICATION. Made right with God. Through what Jesus did for us.
Rom 5:8, Christ died for us. Eph 2:8, saved through faith. 2 Tim 1:9, who saved us Titus 3:5, he saved us, …by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit

What it means for us that we “have been saved”
i) Salvation is offered to us individually now. Rev 3:20, If anyone hears my voice and opens the door I will come in. (We need to open the door of our lives to allow Him to enter).
ii) We can have assurance of our salvation. Jn 3:16, …have eternal life. Eph 2:8-9, you have been saved ..the gift of God 1 Jn 5:11-13, he who has the Son has life
iii) We can live with humble assurance and not arrogant presumption. Eph 2:8 By grace you have been saved…
iv) NOW we have peace with God. Rom 5:1, Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God …
v) NOW we are no longer condemned by God. Rom 8:1, There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.
vi) NOW we belong to the family of God. Jn 1:12 … he gave the right to become children of God, …born of God. 1Jn 3:1,… love… we should be called children of God; 1Jn 3:2, …now we are children of God

2) PRESENT TENSE. We ARE BEING SAVED from the POWER of sin
(SANCTIFICATION– Jesus lives IN us)
i). 1 Cor 1:18, For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
ii). 2 Cor 2:15, For we are the aroma of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing,
iii). Phil 2:12, … work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, 13 for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.
iv). Heb 7:25 Consequently, he is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them.

What it means for us that we are “being saved”
i). We are being empowered by the gospel we CAN understand.
1 Cor 1:18, For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. (Only the “saved” can understand what God has done for them in Christ. The gospel empowers us to live for Christ in our everyday living.)
ii). God is pleased with those in whom Christ lives and moves. 2 Cor 2:15, For we are the aroma of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing
iii). CAUTION! GOD IS AT WORK IN US! And He works through us!
Phil 2:12, … work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, 13 for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure. [Those being saved have to work OUT in everyday living what God is working IN them as “saved” people. They are being motivated (will) and empowered (work) by God Himself to live for His pleasure (will).]
iv). GOD HELPS THE “BEING SAVED PEOPLE” THROUGHOUT THEIR LIVES. Heb 7:25 Consequently, he is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them.
2 things are necessary for our victories in our Christian lives from beginning to end on this earth. a. We need to keep drawing near to Him (our part) b. Jesus keeps on praying for us. (100% certain)

3) FUTURE TENSE. We will be saved from the PRESENCE of sin
(GLORIFICATION- Jesus is coming to take us WITH Him to glory).

We will be saved from God’s wrath.  i). Rom 5:9, Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God. AND   1Thess 1:10, … to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, Jesus who delivers us from the wrath to come.
Our bodies will be set free from weakness. ii). Rom 8:23, … but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies.

What it means for us that we will be saved from the PRESENCE of sin!
The wrath of God will be released when Jesus returns but believers will be saved from it because

1). They have trusted in Jesus’ death for them. Rom 5:9, Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God. And

2). They have turned to God. 1Thess 1:10, … to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, Jesus who delivers us from the wrath to come.

3). Our bodies will be set free from weakness when He returns to take us to be with Him in glory. Rom 8:23, … but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies.
Jesus is the ONLY Saviour.

The A.B.C.D. of making Him our Saviour. (From writings of the late Canon John Stott)

A. We need to Admit that we are sinners in the sight of God.

B. We need to Believe that Jesus died on the cross for each one of us.

C. We have to Consider the cost of becoming a Christian. Salvation is a free gift but it demands our total response to God.

D. We have to Do something about it. We have to invite Him into our lives.

About Jim Holbeck

Once an Industrial Chemist working for the Queensland Government but later an Anglican minister in Brisbane, Armidale and Sydney. Last position for eighteen years before retirement was as the Leader of the Healing Ministry at St Andrew's Cathedral Sydney.
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