Salvation Series: 1 Introduction
Has anyone ever spoken to you about salvation in Christ? Have you ever been at church and the speaker spoke about receiving Christ as Savior? Did you wonder what that meant? Did you grow up going to church all of your life and never really payed attention? You thought it was just something to do on Sundays as a ‘feel good’ thing to do. Have you ever wondered what life is all about? What your purpose is in life?There are many questions one might ask about church, salvation in Christ, and our purpose in life. So many that we can fill an encyclopedia and beyond with them. I will answer some of these questions and will base my answers solely on scripture, and the way the Lord answered my questions after becoming born again. (See, another question. What does ‘born again’ mean?)
When I was growing up, my parents took me to the local Catholic church every Sunday and for special events like Easter and Christmas. My parents also enrolled me in catechism and all the different things that the church offered for the young people.
During these times I was taught a man made perception of God, and man’s service to Him. In short, I was being taught religion. (I know this now because through prayer, my studies of the scripture and application of His Word, there is actually a major, night and day, difference between religion and relationship with God.)
Nonetheless, the only thing I remember to this day is the passage of scripture that was taught to all students taken from Matthew 6:10-131 known as the Our Father. Not too much, if any, scripture was used during lesson times, but I’m thankful to God that He had me memorize the aforementioned verses at that time. Many, many years later, He used it in my life2 (and still is using it), for His glory.
I’ll abruptly stop there for now and encourage you to keep coming back.
I will be posting a series of Salvation related snippets for the purpose of encouraging you, the believer, to always remember the basics of salvation and to thank the Lord for it, always; For the non-believer, that your questions about church, God, Salvation and other questions may be answered and that you may come to know Jesus as Lord and Savior of your life.
I will also provide some testimony of my life before Christ; how the Lord changed my life one day while at the, what was at the time known as the Blockbuster Pavilion; and, what He is currently doing in my life.3
(To the non-believer, you may be going through similar stuff that I went through so you will be able to relate. Keep coming back.)
 “Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, As we forgive our debtors. And do not lead us into temptation, But deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen” Matthew 6: 9-13
 “So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it” Isaiah 55:11
 “Return to your own house, and tell what great things God has done for you.” And he went his way and proclaimed throughout the whole city what great things Jesus had done for him” Luke 8:39