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To begin the new year we are starting our Friday messages with Experiencing the Great Salvation of God” this series will enlarge or concepts of what God has provided for us in and through Jesus.

He came to do something more than just give us a ticket to heaven.

This is week three and we are talking about.

Partial or Complete Salvation


Hebrews 2:3 (ESV)

3 how shall we escape if we neglect such a great salvation? It was declared at first by the Lord, and it was attested to us by those who heard,

Scripture Reading

Hebrews 2:1-4


The Bible is a book that reveals the way of salvation.

Jesus Christ came to be a saviour.

He lived a sinless life and died in our place for our sins.

He rose from the dead, triumphant and victorious, to bring us salvation.

Now He lives at His Fathers side making intercession for those who trust him.

Our text today, speaks about salvation as being a great salvation.

Unfortunately, many have made only a half hearted response and have only a fractional understanding of the great salvation available through Jesus Christ.

Our text also speaks about the tragic possibility of believers ignoring their great salvation.

This verse has often been used as a text for an evangelistic sermon, emphasising that unbelievers should no longer neglect to respond to Jesus Christ as saviour.

In reality, the text is addressed to those who have already entered the gateway of salvation but who face the perils of ignoring certain phases of it, resulting in their own hurt in the injury of others.

Have you made a half-hearted response to the great salvation that God offers to you through Jesus Christ.

Only Jesus can save us from the death that sin brings. 

Salvation from death, however, is only part of the great salvation that is offered to us.

Christ alone can save us from the downward drag of our inherited evil nature.

And He alone can save us from the hopeless destiny to which is in leads.

We should make a complete response to a great salvation rather than ignoring some aspects of it.

For many people, salvation from the penalty of sin is a past experience.

We are justified in God’s sight through faith in Jesus Christ.

Those who have already experienced salvation from the punishment of sin should now be in the process of being saved from the power and the practice of sin.

This is salvation and sanctification in the present tense.

Further, everyone who has trusted Jesus as Saviour in the past, and are presently experiencing the Holy Spirit’s work in their lives look forward to salvation from sin in the future.

This is salvation in the future tense, the bible calls are glorification.

As you taking inventory of your own heart and your own faith, have you become satisfied with partial salvation, or are you hungry for and seeking the complete salvation that God offers you through Jesus Christ?

If you have trusted him a saviour, you should desire his full salvation in the present.

To experience complete salvation in the present, you must do a number of things.

1. Respond to Jesus as the teacher who come from God.

  1. Jesus was more a teacher than a preacher.

Some people won’t like to hear that but it’s true.

His disciples and others addressed Him as Master.

This was the title of an authoritative teacher.

2. Jesus came bringing God’s truth from heaven to the hearts and lives of people.

We must accept Him as an authoritative teacher who came to reveal the way to live if we are to experience His full salvation in the present.

3. His followers were called disciples and learners.

This meant the had “enrolled in His school” and were seeking to receive new truth about God, life, and the issues of life in the future.

The sermon on the mount closes with an exhortation not only do here but also to do the things Jesus taught.

Are you seriously committed to the practice of Jesus’s teachings?

To be how hard we committed is to fail to experience the great salvation God has for you in the present.

2. Let the Holy Spirit work within you in the present.

Look at 1 Corinthians 3:16 and 6:19-20.

Some people in the church at Corinth were uninformed of the glorious truth that the Holy Spirit and feel them the moment they trusted Jesus as saviour.

To be uninformed about the personality, presence, and purpose of the Holy Spirit is to live on crumbs rather than feast at the Lord’s table.

  1. The Holy Spirit convicted us of our need for Christ.

B. The Holy Spirit effected the miracle of the new birth.

C. The Holy Spirit assured us of our relationship with God.

D. The Holy Spirit came into our hearts to change us.

He resides within us to transform our lives and cause us to be in harmony with the mind of Christ.

E. The Holy Spirit wants to correct and instruct us.

He desires us to live in the ways of the Lord, and He reminds us of the things Jesus taught.

To ignore the holy Spirit or to respond negatively to Him is to deprive yourself of the fruit of the Spirit in your heart and life.

There is no escape from living an unproductive life and unhappy Christian life if you ignore the Holy Spirit’s influence.

3. Let the church be your spiritual family.

The church is often called the household of faith.

God made for each of his children to be a vital functioning part of a local congregation of believers.

As a baby needs a father and a mother and the security of a home, the children of God need a spiritual family to give them care and shelter if they are to grow to maturity.

Hi. The church is responsible for teaching you what Jesus taught.

B. The church, as your spiritual family, should encourage you in your walk with Christ.

C. The church should show you how to live a Christian Life and how to serve Christ.

D. The church can assist you in many ways as you seek to be a loyal servant of Christ.

Without a positive and constant response and participation in the family of God, the church, it is impossible for you to experience the full and great salvation the God offers through Jesus Christ.

4. Let the Bible become a recording of God’s messages to your heart.

Have you ever stopped to think of the Bible as a spiritual recording that contains the voice and messages of God to your heart?

  1. Gods word should be your spiritual nourishment. You will always remain in spiritual infancy if you ignore God’s Word.

B. Daily study of God’s Word can be your spiritual roadmap.

To ignore the Bible as a daily companion because many detours and wrong turns in your life.

C. Devotional Bible reading is the listening side of prayer.

It is more important to hear what God says to us then to offer our requests to God.

Have you thought of our text is merely for unbelievers?

Think again. You will note that it warms believers against ignoring the full salvation that God offers us.


If you are a nonbeliever, you should recognise the peril of ignorance and neglect.

You should realise that every day you postpone committing your life to Jesus as Lord and Saviour increases your risk of never giving your life to Him.

To ignore Jesus is to deprive yourself of a full spiritual, of a loving relationship with God, the privilege of going to heaven when you die, and of the finest and best of both this life and the life to come.

If you are a believer, you need to recognise the tragic possibility of ignoring God’s great salvation.

You should design several things today in order to experience this for salvation.

1. Determined to listen intently to the holy spirit’s voice and God’s precious words.

2. Determined to obey lovingly, instantly, and completely.

3. Determine the trust Jesus always in all ways.

Determined now to consult your great Saviour about every issue in your life.

Resolved to consent to his will so that as to experience fully the great salvation that he offers you.

Until next time

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I really want to encourage you to be diligent with your Bible study time, because God has so much more for us than we can get from just going to church once or twice a week and hearing someone else talk about the Word.

When you spend time with God, your life will change in amazing ways, because God is a Redeemer.

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