The Basics of Salvation

Posted on 01/13/19 by John Lindell in The Book of Romans

In this message, Pastor John Lindell shares a truth-packed sermon titled, “The Basics of Salvation.” Join us as we study Romans 10:1-13 and read what the Apostle Paul teaches about the basics of salvation through faith in Christ. Our prayer is that this message would open your eyes to the miracle of salvation offered through Jesus and encourage you to call on the name of the Lord and declare His goodness to others!

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The Basics of Salvation

What is salvation? It is being in a right relationship with God.

Romans 10:1 ESV
Brothers, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for them is that they may be saved.

Romans 10:2-3 ESV
For I bear them witness that they have a zeal for God, but not according to knowledge. For, being ignorant of the righteousness of God, and seeking to establish their own, they did not submit to God’s righteousness.

Romans 10:4 ESV
For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes.

Romans 7:4a NIV
So, my brothers and sisters, you also died to the law through the body of Christ

Galatians 4:4-5a ESV
But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law

Romans 7:4a NIV
So, my brothers and sisters, you also died to the law through the body of Christ…

Romans 10:4 ESV
For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes.

Romans 10:4 ESV
For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes.

Justification is the act of God whereby the sinner is given faith to believe, receives forgiveness of all sin, and is assigned the righteousness of Christ.

Romans 10:5 ESV
For Moses writes about the righteousness that is based on the law, that the person who does the commandments shall live by them.

Romans 10:6-7 ESV
But the righteousness based on faith says, “Do not say in your heart, ‘Who will ascend into heaven?'” (that is, to bring Christ down) or “‘Who will descend into the abyss?'” (that is, to bring Christ up from the dead).

Romans 10:8 ESV
But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” (that is, the word of faith that we proclaim)

Romans 10:9 ESV
because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

Romans 10:9 ESV
because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

Romans 10:9 ESV
because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

Romans 10:10 ESV
For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.

Justification is the act of God whereby the sinner is given faith to believe, receives forgiveness of all sin, and is assigned the righteousness of Christ.

Romans 10:10 ESV
For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.

Romans 10:11 ESV
For the Scripture says, “Everyone who believes in him will not be put to shame.”

Romans 10:11 MSG
Scripture reassures us, “No one who trusts God like this—heart and soul—will ever regret it.”

Romans 10:12 ESV
For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, bestowing his riches on all who call on him.

Romans 10:12 MSG
It’s exactly the same no matter what a person’s religious background may be: the same God for all of us, acting the same incredibly generous way to everyone who calls out for help.

Romans 10:13 ESV
For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”