Why You Need A Savior

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Title: Why You Need A Savior
Memory Verse – (I Timothy 1:15) This is a faithful saying, worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came to earth to save sinners, of whom I am chief.”

      Our Father had intended from the beginning of creation for man to live in peace and harmony. Adam was given everything he needed.  A beautiful home called The Garden of Eden.  He was given a wife for companionship.  God had given him commands on what to do and was told the outcome if he disobeyed. However, Adam did not listen to God’s commands. He surrendered to the temptation of Satan and disobeyed the voice of God.   As a result of his disobedience to God, he was banished from the beautiful Garden of Eden. (Genesis Chapters 1-4)

    The banishment from the Garden of Eden clearly demonstrates God’s separation from man. Oh yes, God loves man, but he does not approve of sin. A temporary redemption was given through instructions of his prophets and spiritual leaders to offer various types of sacrifices as a petition to forgive sins. These offerings were a shadow of the perfect sacrificial offering which was to come. (Colossians 2:17)

One of the greatest problems is to admit that we are sinners.  We had no choice in the state in which we are born, but we do have a choice in the state in which we die. We can die a sinner or a saint.  Paul statement “of whom I am chief” has a very deep message.  He did not deny that he was a sinner.  He admitted he was chief, which implied that he was the leader of sin.  He did an awful deed to persecute the people of God. He never blamed the councils or anyone for his wrongs.  He confessed that he was a sinner and freely accepted the saving power of Jesus. (Acts 26:10,11)  

The very nature of sin separates us from God.  God is holy and righteous.  Therefore, to live in him we must become like him.  Many will argue that we cannot be perfect because they fail to understand that only Christ can make us perfect.  Not the works that we do, the kind words that we may say, or the title we hold.  Only Christ can make us perfect……..(continue)

-Written by Pastor Tylvia E. Koromah

♦Continue Reading on the Path of Righteousness Church website♦ 

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