by Stan Coffey

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True Salvation (6 of 14)
Stan Coffey
Acts 2:37-42
June 9, 2002

Alright, today's lesson is "True Salvation." Lesson six in the "Basic Bible Truths That Undergird Our Faith." Now, the passage on your outline from Acts 2 begins in verse 37. "Now when they heard this." What was it they heard? They heard the preaching from Peter about Jesus Christ and who He was, the simple story of the cross and how God sent Jesus and Jesus was God's Son and He gave His life on the cross, and that all of us through our sin made it necessary for Christ to come and die for us. Peter comes in that message and he says that God has made this same Jesus whom you have crucified both Lord and Christ. Now you remember when Jesus was on the cross He prayed, "Father forgive them for they know not what they do." All of us put Christ on the cross, but we did it unknowingly. Even those who cried out for His death were blind to the fact that Jesus was the Son of God. And so He prayed for them and said, "Father forgive them." And now some forty days after Jesus has gone back to heaven and the day of Pentecost has come, Jesus' prayer will be answered by the Father and many of the same ones who actually cried out for His death are going to be glorious saved and forgiven as Jesus

"Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, 'Men and brethren, what shall we do?' Then Peter said unto them, 'Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.' And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, 'Save yourselves from this untoward generation.' Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them abou ...

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