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Jesus Christ as Saviour

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God’s work of salvation is accomplished supremely through the cross and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Through faith, the believer is able to share in all the saving benefits won by Jesus Christ through his obedience to God.


Jesus Christ is the Saviour

Jesus Christ is called Saviour

Titus 1:4 ESV
To Titus, my true child in a common faith: Grace and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Savior.
See also Lk 2:11; Tt 3:6; 2 Pe 1:1; 2 Pe 3:2; 2 Pe 3:18

Jesus Christ is the promised Saviour

Acts 13:23 ESV
Of this man’s offspring God has brought to Israel a Savior, Jesus, as he promised.
See also Lk 1:69–75; Lk 2:28–30

Jesus Christ’s purpose is to save

Luke 19:10 ESV
For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.”
See also Mt 1:21; 1 Ti 1:15

Jesus Christ’s qualities as Saviour

Jesus Christ is the unique Saviour

Acts 4:12 ESV
And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”
See also Jn 6:68–69; Jn 10:9; Jn 14:6; Ac 10:42–43

Jesus Christ is the complete Saviour

Hebrews 7:25 ESV
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.
See also Jn 19:30; Php 3:21; Col 1:19–20; Heb 5:9; Heb 9:26–28; 1 Jn 1:9; Jud 24

Jesus Christ is the Saviour of the world

John 4:42 ESV
They said to the woman, “It is no longer because of what you said that we believe, for we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this is indeed the Savior of the world.”
See also Lk 2:30–32; 1 Ti 2:5–6; 1 Ti 4:10; 1 Jn 4:14

Jesus Christ saves through his grace

Acts 15:11 ESV
But we believe that we will be saved through the grace of the Lord Jesus, just as they will.”
See also Ro 3:24; Eph 5:23–27; Tt 3:4–5

Jesus Christ saves by his mighty acts

Jesus Christ saves by his death

1 Peter 1:18–19 ESV
knowing that you were ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your forefathers, not with perishable things such as silver or gold, but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without blemish or spot.
See also Mt 20:28; Lk 24:45–47; Jn 1:29; Jn 1:36; Jn 10:15; Jn 10:17–18; 1 Co 1:18; Re 7:10

Jesus Christ saves by his resurrection life

1 Peter 3:21 ESV
Baptism, which corresponds to this, now saves you, not as a removal of dirt from the body but as an appeal to God for a good conscience, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ,
See also Ro 5:10; 2 Ti 1:10

Jesus Christ saves by his coming again

Philippians 3:20 ESV
But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ,
See also Tt 2:13; Heb 9:28; 1 Pe 1:5

Jesus Christ saves by defeating Satan

1 John 3:8 ESV
Whoever makes a practice of sinning is of the devil, for the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil.
See also Jn 13:31; Jn 16:11; Heb 2:14; Re 2:10–11

Jesus Christ saves from all forms of evil

Jesus Christ saves from physical danger

Mt 8:25–26; Ac 26:17; 2 Co 1:10; 2 Ti 4:18

Jesus Christ saves from the power of sin

1 John 1:7 ESV
But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.
See also Ac 5:31; Ro 3:25–26; Ro 5:18–19; Ro 6:6–7; Ga 1:4; Re 1:5–6

Jesus Christ saves from the condemnation of law

Galatians 3:13 ESV
Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us—for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who is hanged on a tree”—
See also Ac 13:38–39; Ro 8:1–4; Ga 4:4–5; Eph 2:15

Jesus Christ saves from God’s wrath

1 Thessalonians 1:10 ESV
and to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, Jesus who delivers us from the wrath to come.
See also Ro 5:9; 1 Th 5:9; Re 11:17–18

Jesus Christ saves from the power of death

2 Timothy 1:10 ESV
and which now has been manifested through the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus, who abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel,
See also 1 Co 15:55–57; Heb 2:15; Re 20:6; Re 21:4

Jesus Christ saves from Satan’s power

Acts 26:18 ESV
to open their eyes, so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me.’
See also Lk 10:18–19; Lk 13:16; Col 1:13; 1 Jn 3:8

Jesus Christ saves to bring people to God

Jesus Christ saves for eternal life

John 6:40 ESV
For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who looks on the Son and believes in him should have eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day.”
See also Jn 3:14–16; Jn 3:36; Jn 5:24–25; Ro 6:23

Jesus Christ saves so that people may live for God

1 John 4:9 ESV
In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him.
See also Ro 6:8–11; Ro 7:21–25; Ga 2:20; 2 Ti 1:9; Heb 9:14–15; 1 Pe 2:24; 1 Jn 3:5–6; 1 Jn 5:18

Jesus Christ’s salvation is received through faith

Acts 16:30–31 ESV
Then he brought them out and said, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” And they said, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household.”
See also Ac 2:21; Ro 10:13; Joe 2:32; Ro 1:16; Ro 10:9; 2 Th 2:13; 2 Ti 3:15
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