"And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Savior of the world." 1 John 4:14
The world needs a savior. You need a savior. I need a savior. We are all in need of saving--rescuing. Whether the world realizes it or not, it needs a savior.
Jesus is that savior. Jesus is the savior of the world. He is our hero, our rescuer, our salvation. He offers salvation to everyone and anyone who believes in him.
What do we need saving from? Our sin. All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. The wages of sin are death--separation from God. But the gift of God--paid with Jesus' blood-- is eternal life. He paid the price for our sins with his life--his blood shed on the cross for our sins.
Jesus has saved us from the penalty of sin. He has reconciled us to the Father and we have a future in heaven with the Father. But Jesus also saved us in the present. His salvation makes us whole. In him we have abundant life right now.
He made a decision to save us. He didn't have to do it. But I am so glad he did.
For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son that whosoever believes in him shall not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16
Unto you is born this day a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. Luke 2:11
There is no other name beside Christ's whereby man may be saved. Acts 4:10
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