“There is salvation in no one else! God has given no other name under heaven by which we must be saved….The apostles testified powerfully to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus and God’s great blessing was upon them all. ”
Acts 4:12, 33
Today’s message is simple. There is no one else that can save us from our sin, apart from Jesus Christ. There is really nothing we can do that will lead us to salvation. Salvation is God’s work alone. There is no formula, no performance, no rituals you have to follow, because salvation is God’s free gift to us. The only way we are saved from living as God’s enemies is by accepting His gift, believing that Jesus is Lord and repenting of bad choices that lead us to live lifestyles in opposition to God! When we accept His gift to us we are adopted into His family and become sons and daughters of the most high God, no longer enemies or slaves to sin, but new creations. We become His family, His bride, and His friends.
As Peter and the other apostles declared, it is because Jesus powerfully rose from the dead, that He could defeat death and sin, and lead us into a life of blessings. However, Jesus does not save us so we can lock ourselves in our room basking in His forgiveness. We are saved to go out and share the good news with others. To proclaim the “powerful resurrection of our Lord Jesus”, and to declare that there is “no other name under by which we can be saved” other than the name of Jesus Christ.
This world needs hope, love and light and it is our job to declare it to a dry and thirsty people. Jesus is the hope of the nations.