God's Salvation

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1. TWO IMPORTANT PASSAGES 1. "All scripture is given by inspiration of God" (2 Tim. 3:16). The word which is here translated inspiration is used but once in the New Testament. It means "God-breathed," and, according to this verse, this divine element extends to all the Scriptures. 2. "Holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost." (2 Pet. 1:21). The phrase, "moved by the Holy Ghost," is the vital element in this revelation and its literal meaning is that the writers were "borne along" by the Spirit of God. Such is the Bible's own claim to inspiration. f any man be in Christ, he is a new creature in Christ 2 Colossians 5:17 Wesley sermon 13 the repentance of believers "repent and believe the gospel "Mark 1: 15. Christian Perfection sermon 40 of wesley states; "not as though I have already attained, either were already perfect" Philippians 3 : 12. Wesley also quotes Ephesians 2: 8" we are saved through faith in his sermon 43 the scripture way of salvation." Wesley States and his documents of questions and answers, even the holiest of men need Jesus Christ! God’s Salvation God’s plan to save human beings from sin and bring them to eternal life. The history of that saving plan as told through the Scriptures is called salvation history.

1.1. God extends the Covenant he made with Abraham to all the Israelites. He gives Moses the Law, summarized in the Ten Commandments, which the people must obey as a sign of their commitment to the Covenant.”

1.1.1. God extends the Covenant he made with Abraham to all the Israelites. He gives Moses the Law, summarized in the Ten Commandments, which the people must obey as a sign of their commitment to the Covenant.”

1.1.1.1. “Moses dies before the Israelites enter the Promised Land. God calls Moses’ right-hand man, Joshua ), to lead the people into the land, much of which is inhabited by other people. The Israelites must fight to gain control of the land. When they trust God, they are successful in their battles; gaining control of the land, and Joshua divides the land between the twelve tribes.” “the Israelites forget about God and are unfaithful to the Covenant; (2) they suffer at the hands of invaders; (3) they cry out to God for help; (4) God calls special leaders and warriors, called judges, to help deliver justice and defend the land against the invaders; but they do not follow the Lord.”

1.1.1.1.1. God has Samuel—the last of the judges—anoint Saul as the first king of Israel. Samuel warns the people of the dangers of kings and empires. Saul has many problems and is eventually killed in battle. David follows Saul as the second king. David is a mighty warrior and unites all the tribes into one kingdom. After David’s death, one of his sons, Solomon, builds a temple at Jerusalem, the capital city. Despite their many positive accomplishments, both David and Solomon are guilty of many sins in building their empire, succumbing to the temptations of violence, sex, and power.

1.2. “When Jesus is born, the Romans rule Israel. Some of the Jews are hoping for a mighty warrior and king like David, who will drive the Romans out. Instead, Jesus shows a different way. He preaches love, justice, and forgiveness. He heals and works miracles as signs of God’s power.”

1.2.1. “Jesus disciples, come to see that He is the Messiah, the Savior. Simon Peter is designated by Jesus to become the leader of twelve of Jesus closest male disciples, who become known as the Twelve Apostles. Mary Magdalene seems to be a leader among a group of women disciples who follow Jesus and support his ministry. Jesus shows his disciples that salvation comes through faith and a change of heart, not through violence and political power.”

1.2.1.1. “When Jesus is killed by the Romans—at the urging of the Jewish leaders—his followers think all is lost. Instead after three days God raises Jesus from the dead! Christ’s Resurrection affirms that Jesus is the Son of God, affirms that everything he taught is true, and affirms that through Christ sin and death are conquered forever. All the baptized who put their faith in Jesus Christ will share in his Resurrection. God’s original plan for creation is now brought full circle as we anticipate the fullness of the Kingdom of God in which perfect goodness, harmony, love, and joy will be present for

1.2.1.1.1. “Jesus instructs his closest followers, the Apostles, to go and spread the Good News of salvation to all people. After Jesus ascends to Heaven, Peter and the other Apostles receive the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit gives them the courage to tell others about Jesus Christ. “

2. “Adam and Eve’s disobedience teaches us that the sin of our first parents injured their relationship with God and with each other. This Original Sin is passed on to all human beings and makes it difficult for us to choose the good and to choose God.”

2.1. “In the Bible-Cain and Abel, Noah and the Flood, and the Tower of Babel teach us that sin spreads and that without God’s help, sin leads to death and destruction. But despite the death and destruction, God has mercy on his creatures and begins a process of intervention to save us.”

2.2. “stories of the patriarchs and matriarchs tell how God begins to form a special relationship with a chosen race of people. Most of humanity does not recognize the one true God. So, He process of intervention to save us.”makes a special promise, called a Covenant, with a man named Abraham and his wife, Sarah. God promises that their descendants will be numerous and that they will inherit a Promised Land. Abraham and Sarah have several crises in which it appears that God’s Covenant will go unfulfilled: famine, war, Sarah’s barrenness, even an attempt to sacrifice their own son, Isaac. But each time God steps in to ensure that things turn out okay.”

2.2.1. “Abraham and Sarah’s children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren repeat a pattern of crisis and God’s faithfulness. Their son Isaac has difficulty finding a suitable wife. There is sibling rivalry between Jacob and Esau that nearly leads to violence. Jacob’s older sons sell their youngest brother, Joseph, into slavery. But God leads Joseph to become Pharaoh’s right-hand man. reconciliation and forgiveness at the hand of God, Joseph welcomes back his father and brothers, providing them food and a place to live during another famine. Jacob’s sons become the patriarchs—the founding fathers—of the Twelve Tribes of Israel.”

2.2.1.1. “Abraham and Sarah’s children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren repeat a pattern of crisis and God’s faithfulness. Their son Isaac has difficulty finding a suitable wife. There is sibling rivalry between Jacob and Esau that nearly leads to violence. Jacob’s older sons sell their youngest brother, Joseph, into slavery. But God leads Joseph to become Pharaoh’s right-hand man. reconciliation and forgiveness at the hand of God, Joseph welcomes back his father and brothers, providing them food and a place to live during another famine. Jacob’s sons become the patriarchs—the founding fathers—of the Twelve Tribes of Israel.”

2.2.1.1.1. “ the liberation of Jacob’s descendants—now called Israelites—from slavery in Egypt. At the beginning of the Book of Exodus, the Israelites are in slavery in Egypt. God hears their cries and calls Moses to lead the people out of slavery. But Pharaoh, the Egyptian leader who is also seen by his people as a god, has a hard heart. In a contest of wills between “gods,” Yahweh proves his might over Pharaoh by sending terrible plagues upon the Egyptians. The Israelites’ escape from Egypt and journey to the Holy Land is called the Exodus.”