I have been out of town the last few days at a Leadership Conference. We had a marvelous time of spiritual renewal and fellowship with other members of Tucson Baptist Temple who are serving in leadership positions. God is so good to still work in the hearts and lives of those within our congregation. I cannot wait to see all that He is going to do in the coming weeks and months in our church.
Well, back to the topic of discussion from the past few days. Although each of the Gospel writers had a different emphasis, they did have a common theme. Even if you read only one of the four Gospels, you would have enough information as to how to receive forgiveness of your sins and be saved. Think about Matthew 20:28, “Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.”
Mark quoted Jesus, “I came not to call the righteous but sinners to repentance… He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned” (Mark 2:17; 16:16). The key verse of Luke is found in 19:10, “For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.”
Of course in John you will come across all kinds of tremendous salvation verses with the greatest verse found in 3:16. So there is no doubt about it: each of the Gospel writers stressed the fact of forgiveness of sins that is available through Christ.
Get into the Word of God today… don’t try; DO today!