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Jesus is Our Savior

Learn how Jesus is Savior

The bottom line is this. We need rescuing. You need only take a glimpse at the world around you to see that, or you can take a glimpse inside your own heart. If you’re anything like me, you’ll find a lot of ugliness there…things you’re not proud of, things you wish weren’t true of you. Well, they are and they’re just as true of everyone else. Sometimes we become so mired in the ugliness of this world that we can’t even see it anymore. We can’t see our own need. Or we might think everything is just too far gone. We’re heading straight to hell, there’s no hope. That’s the bad news.

The good news is this. We have a Savior, someone who has come to save us from our sin and will come again to usher us into eternity. That Savior is Jesus. There is no one else. No one else is coming to save us, and boy do we need saving. What  great thing for us then that he’s such a good savior.

Even on the day he was born, Jesus was called this: “The Savior—yes, the Messiah, the Lord—has been born today in Bethlehem, the city of David!” - Luke 2:11

26 times in the New Testament, Jesus is called our Savior, but its in the Old Testament too. He was promised almost from the very beginning. What is a savior exactly? Simply someone who saves, rescues, or delivers. The Bible recounts to us story after story of God rescuing people…from Noah and the flood, to Moses and the Isrealites coming out of Egypt, to David slaying Goliath. God has always been about deliverance and He pulled off the ultimate rescue when he sent Jesus to be our Savior once and for all.

That ugliness you see all around you? The sin inside your own heart? It’s going to be taken care, it can be taken away. Because we have a Savior and His name is Jesus.

For further reading, see the Jesus, Our Savior and Messiah Study.

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