What Is Salvation

Acts 4:12

One of the common mistakes that we often make is assuming that people know what we are talking about. I have a bad habit of thinking about something and then saying something to Pat assuming that she knew what I was thinking. We need to realize that everyone may not understand our terminology when we talk about the Lord.

A most important term is the word "salvation". The dictionary definition is as follows: preservation or deliverance from destruction, danger, or great calamity. A man is drowning, going down for the last time, a lifeguard dives into the water and pulls him to safety; a child is trapped inside a burning building and a fireman rushes in and rescues the child from certain death; or a man is facing bankruptcy in his business and a friend gives him enough money to prevent it from happening...all of these are examples of salvation.

But the salvation which Christ offers to a sinner involves much more than this. It involves all that happens to a person from the time they trust Christ until the time they meet Him face to face in glory.

I. Salvation is an Experience.

II. Salvation is an Expression.

III. Salvation is an Expectation.

What is salvation? It is an experience between an individual and the Lord. It involves an expression of our faith in Christ. And it means an expectation of what the Lord has in store for us in the future.

Have you trusted Jesus Christ as your Savior? Have you publicly confessed Him before others? Are you looking forward to His coming or your going?

Christian, are you living a life that exalts the Lord Jesus Christ? Are you pointing others to Him? Whatever your need today the invitation is for you to come and meet God.