The Bible Speaks

04. Jesus Our Savior

Salvation comes in only one way: by receiving Jesus Christ as our personal Lord and Savior.

01. Are there any prophecies in the Old Testament foretelling the revealing of Jesus Christ?
a. Birth
Isaiah 9:6

For a child is born to us, a son is given to us. The government will rest on his shoulders. And he will be called: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
b. Life
Isaiah 53:2

My servant grew up in the LORD’s presence like a tender green shoot, like a root in dry ground. There was nothing beautiful or majestic about his appearance, nothing to attract us to him.
c. Suffering & Death
Isaiah 53:3-7
3 He was despised and rejected - a man of sorrows, acquainted with deepest grief. We turned our backs on him and looked the other way. He was despised, and we did not care.
4 Yet it was our weaknesses he carried; it was our sorrows that weighed him down. And we thought his troubles were a punishment from God, a punishment for his own sins!
5 But he was pierced for our rebellion, crushed for our sins. He was beaten so we could be whole. He was whipped so we could be healed.
6 All of us, like sheep, have strayed away. We have left God’s paths to follow our own. Yet the LORD laid on him the sins of us all.
7 He was oppressed and treated harshly, yet he never said a word. He was led like a lamb to the slaughter. And as a sheep is silent before the shearers, he did not open his mouth.

d. Resurrection
Zechariah 12:10

“Then I will pour out a spirit of grace and prayer on the family of David and on the people of Jerusalem. They will look on me whom they have pierced and mourn for him as for an only son. They will grieve bitterly for him as for a firstborn son who has died."
Luke 24:46 (New Testament)
And he said, “Yes, it was written long ago that the Messiah would suffer and die and rise from the dead on the third day."
e. Purpose
Zechariah 13:1
On that day a fountain will be opened for the dynasty of David and for the people of Jerusalem, a fountain to cleanse them from all their sins and impurity.

Matthew 1:21 (New Testament)
"And she will have a son, and you are to name him Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.”
Note 1
The above references are only a brief overview of over 300 prophecies of the Messiah's first coming to be found in the Old Testament!

02. How willing is Jesus our Lord to save His lost children?
Psalms 130:7-8
7 O Israel, hope in the LORD;
for with the LORD there is unfailing love.
His redemption overflows.
8 He himself will redeem Israel
from every kind of sin.

03. Has all humanity strayed from God?
Isaiah 53:6
All of us, like sheep, have strayed away.
We have left God’s paths to follow our own.
Yet the LORD laid on him
the sins of us all.

04. What can we do in order to restore our relationship with God?
Isaiah 55:6-7
6 Seek the LORD while you can find him.
Call on him now while he is near.
7 Let the wicked change their ways
and banish the very thought of doing wrong.
Let them turn to the LORD that he may have mercy on them.
Yes, turn to our God, for he will forgive generously.

05. What was the world's response when the Messiah finally appeared?
John 1:9-13
9 The one who is the true light, who gives light to everyone, was coming into the world.
10 He came into the very world he created, but the world didn’t recognize him.
11 He came to his own people, and even they rejected him.
12 But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God.
13 They are reborn—not with a physical birth resulting from human passion or plan, but a birth that comes from God.

06. How does the Son of God make it possible for us to have eternal life?
John 3:16
For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.
Note 1
For a clearer understanding of what it really meant when this verse says he 'gave' his one and only son, read Isaiah chapter 53 in full.

07. How might we be saved apart from calling on Jesus name?
Acts 4:12
There is salvation in no one else! God has given no other name under heaven by which we must be saved.

08. What would be our fate without Jesus work on our behalf?
Romans 6:23
For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord.

09. How can we be made right with God?
2 Corinthians 5:21
For God made Christ, who never sinned, to be the offering for our sin, so that we could be made right with God through Christ.

10. Is there anything we can do to earn our way to heaven?
Ephesians 2:8-9
8 God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God.
9 Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it.

11. How was our rescue from sin made possible?
Colossians 1:13-14
13 For he has rescued us from the kingdom of darkness and transferred us into the Kingdom of his dear Son,
14 who purchased our freedom and forgave our sins.

Note 1
For a clearer understanding of what it really meant when this verse says he 'purchased our freedom', read Isaiah chapter 53 in full.

12. What does the Bible say about a person who claims to have no sin?
1 John 1:7-9
7 But if we are living in the light, as God is in the light, then we have fellowship with each other, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, cleanses us from all sin.
8 If we claim we have no sin, we are only fooling ourselves and not living in the truth.

13. (Part 1) How can we know we have eternal life?
1 John 5:11
11 And this is what God has testified: He has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.
12 Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have God’s Son does not have life.

14. (Part 2) How can we know we have eternal life?
1 John 5:13
I have written this to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know you have eternal life.

15. How does the book of Revelation describe Jesus our Savior?
Revelation 1:14-16
14 His head and his hair were white like wool, as white as snow. And his eyes were like flames of fire.
15 His feet were like polished bronze refined in a furnace, and his voice thundered like mighty ocean waves.
16 He held seven stars in his right hand, and a sharp two-edged sword came from his mouth. And his face was like the sun in all its brilliance.

16. What does Jesus himself say about is ability to save us?
Revelation 1:17-18
17 When I saw him, I fell at his feet as if I were dead. But he laid his right hand on me and said, “Don’t be afraid! I am the First and the Last.
I am the living one. I died, but look--I am alive forever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and the grave.

16. What does Jesus promise to those who are saved by believing in Him?
Revelation 3:20
Those who are victorious will sit with me on my throne, just as I was victorious and sat with my Father on his throne.

Concluding Question
Jesus suffered in this life and died on a cross that you might have a chance to be saved. Would you like to accept Him as your personal saviour, right now?