What does it mean
to have a Saviour?
Friday, April 04, 2014
When we say Saviour
We are talking about a real Saviour
* Not just in Title
* Not just in Definition
* Not just in what others Think
A real Saviour is one who saves all the way.
There was a on the highway who met up with thieves. They
beat him up and stole all his money. A while later another man
comes by and sees what has happened. He begins to care for the
Reference: Luke 10:30-37
* Stops the bleeding
* Cleans up the wounds
* Gives him something to eat and drink
* Provides transportation
* Provides a place to live until he can make it
* He promises to continue
* Ask others to help
This is the way Jesus works as the Saviour.
* He stops the guilt and burden
* He cleans up after the consequences of sin
* He offers a way to revive from sin
* He provides a way to make it through this world
* He provides help
* He promises help to continue
"I will never leave you nor forsake you"
* He sends others to minister
Jesus is Saviour from start to finish.
* He is totally involved with those He saves, so they can continue.
* He is totally involved with those who are not saved, so they might
Those who are saved, have the proof of their salvation by
experiencing the changed heart.
Jesus is the only one who makes these claims and promises.
Luke 10:30 And Jesus
answering said, A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho,
and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment, and
wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead.
Luke 10:31 And by chance there came down a certain priest that way:
and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side.
Luke 10:32 And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and
looked on him, and passed by on the other side.
Luke 10:33 But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he
was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him,
Luke 10:34 And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil
and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn,
and took care of him.
Luke 10:35 And on the morrow when he departed, he took out two
pence, and gave them to the host, and said unto him, Take care of
him; and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again, I will
Luke 10:36 Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbour
unto him that fell among the thieves?
Luke 10:37 And he said, He that shewed mercy on him. Then said Jesus
unto him, Go, and do thou likewise.
G. Steven Andres
Copyright - 1996 to 2010