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The Only Way of Salvation

Hey everyone I’m Pastor Gary Hoban and welcome to Refinery Life Australia.

This year our goal is to release a new video / Podcast every Monday Wednesday and Friday.

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.

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John 14:6 (ESV)
6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

As the time of Jesus’s crucifixion approached and He told His disciples that He must die on a cross, their hearts were distressed.

They could not understand the things He told them, understanding only came as they looked back and, by the Holy Spirit’s aid, recalled what He had said.

As Jesus revealed the necessity of Hid death and departure from them, He also gave them some wonderful promises concerning the heavenly Father’s home and the possibility of a continuing and unending fellowship with God and each other.

John 13:33-35 (ESV)
33 Little children, yet a little while I am with you. You will seek me, and just as I said to the Jews, so now I also say to you, ‘Where I am going you cannot come.’

34 A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.

35 By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”

In a way Jesus knew that His disciples could not understand that His death on a cross was the only way to provide salvation for humankind.

Today we can understand what Jesus meant when He said in John 14:6 (ESV)
6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

1. Jesus Christ is the way out.

Jesus is the way out of slavery and sin.
Without being aware of it, people are slaves to sin.

Sin may manifest itself in attitudes, actions, or ambitions.

Those who have not made Jesus the Master of their lives are servants of something much lower.

Sin not only enslaves, it also separates people from God, others, and their better selves.

Jesus alone can deliver a person from their slavery to sin.

Each of us needs pardon from past guilt and deliverance from the power and practice of evil.

2. Jesus is the way out of failure and the waste of sin.

Mark 8:36 (ESV) says
36 For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul?

Without salvation people are failures throughout eternity even if they ruled an empire or possessed millions of dollars while living on earth.

Only Jesus can pay the wages of our sin and deliver us from spiritual death and eternal torment.

3. Jesus is the way out of the disappointment of sin.

Faithless living always disappoints.

No-one can play on satan’s team and be a winner.

No one would want to go bankrupt, yet every person who goes through life without God follows a way that brings vast disappointment in the end.

Jesus Christ is the only way through.

Jesus is the way through an uncertain tomorrow.
No one knows what tomorrow has in store.

The only thing certain about the future is its uncertainty.

Only Jesus, who holds the future, can make us adequate for what the future holds.

Jesus is the way through a desert of difficulties.

Just as the children of Israel journeyed through the wilderness facing one difficulty after another and following the cloud by day and the light by night, so we can endure hardship as we follow Jesus closely.

Nowhere are we promised that life will be easy and comfortable if we simply trust Christ and do what is right.

God does not usually reward us by making life easy.

However, He does promise to be with us, and He assures us that no trial or trouble will be too much for us to bear if we trust Him for help.

Jesus Christ is the way in.

Jesus is the way into an abundant life.
Everyone wants an abundant life.

Unfortunately, many confused people think the abundant life that Jesus spoke about is an affluent life.

It does not take much study to discover that an abundant life and an affluent life cant always be the same.

Jesus is the way into forgiveness of sin.

His forgiveness is full, free, and forever.

Part of an abundant life is awareness of being pure and right with God.

Assurance of eternal life is also part of the abundant life that Jesus came to provide in John 3:16.

Eternal life is given to those who receive Jesus and permit Him to occupy the throne of their lives.

Jesus is the way into unspeakable joy.

Jesus was eager for His disciples to experience the fullness of joy.

Joy is a condition of the heart that is much deeper and more permanent that happiness.

Happiness is the result of circumstances, while joy id Holy happiness from God that can fill person’s heart even in the most adverse circumstances.

Jesus is the way into triumphant , true success.

No one want to be a failure.

No one rejoices in losing.

Everyone likes to be a winner.

By faith in and obedience to the Saviour, children of God are able to experience immeasurable success in the things that really count, both now and in eternity.

Jesus Christ is the way up.

Jesus is the way up to our very best.
Humans were made to walk and talk with God.

They were made to worship and serve God and live by the law of heaven, which is love, rather than the law of the world, which is greed and hate.

Jesus makes life complete.

Until we come to know Him, life at its best is just a fraction.

If you want to find the best way f living, you must go to Jesus.

Jesus ids the way up to God.

Through Jesus, God came down to dwell among people.

He came to die on a cross to take away our sins.

By His death He removed everything that separates sinners from God.

Through faith in Jesus, we are forgiven and received by God as His children.

Jesus is the way up to heaven.

Only Jesus can take a person to heaven when their life is over, because only Jesus was both competent and willing to bear the penalty of our sin on the cross.

Because He has paid the wages of sin, He is able to offer us the gift of eternal life.

Jesus reveals the only way to God, the truth about God, and the kind of life that is received from God.

Accept Him by faith, and you can rejoice in being spiritually alive.

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.
Theres nothing thats too hard for Him, and He can make you whole, spirit, soul and body!

You’re important to God, and you’re important to us at www.refinerylife.org

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