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God’s Message to the Church Part 4
In conclusion, we look at God’s message through the Church to the world. We were all in the world until we were saved by His grace. God then commissions us to take the same message of grace that saved us to the people still in the world.
1 Timothy 2:4-6
Who desires all men to be saved and come to the knowledge of the truth. There is one God and one mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself as a ransom for all. This was the testimony given at the proper time.
For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly desires, we should live soberly, righteously, and in godliness in this present world, as we await the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Saviour Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from all lawlessness and purify for Himself a special people, zealous for good works.
For whoever will save his life will lose it. But whoever will lose his life for My sake and the gospel’s will save it. For what does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses his own soul. Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul? Whoever, therefore, is ashamed of Me and of My words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him will the Son of Man be ashamed when He comes in the glory of His Father with His holy angels.
So Jesus answered and said, Assuredly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or lands, for My sake and the gospel’s, 30 who shall not receive a hundredfold now in this time—houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and lands, with persecutions—and in the age to come, eternal life. 31 But many who are first will be last, and the last first.
Just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so, must the Son of Man be lifted up that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but may have eternal life. For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. He who believes in Him is not condemned. But he who does not believe is condemned already because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. This is the verdict, that light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light because their deeds were evil. For everyone that does evil hates the light lest his deeds should be exposed.
The world is passing away with all its beauty and ugliness, and Jesus is coming soon. The gospel message has come at the right time according to God our maker. It is time for everyone to repent and seek the Lord.
But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart. “This is the word of faith that we preach: that if you confess with your mouth Jesus is Lord, and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved, for with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth, confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture says, “Whoever believes in Him will not be ashamed. “For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, for the same Lord over all is generous toward all who call upon Him. For,” Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”