Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Jesus Saves!

Hi Friends~

 I saw this in the email they send out.  They have a "Question of the Week" and this was SO important I felt I needed to share it with you.  Even if you know the answer to the question, this shares Scripture that make it even easier to share with current non-Believers. I am so glad that they gave me permission to share this with you! I hope you enjoy it!

Question: "What does it mean that Jesus saves?"Answer: “Jesus saves” is a popular slogan on bumper stickers, signs at athletic events, and even banners being pulled across the sky by small airplanes. Sadly, few who see the phrase “Jesus saves” truly and fully understand what it means. There is a tremendous amount of power and truth packed into those two words.

Jesus saves, but who is Jesus?Most people understand that Jesus was a man who lived in Israel approximately 2000 years ago. Virtually every religion in the world views Jesus as a good teacher and/or a prophet. And while those things are most definitely true of Jesus, they do not capture who Jesus truly is, nor do they explain how or why Jesus saves. Jesus is God in human form (John 1:1, 14). Jesus is God, come to Earth, as a true human being (1 John 4:2). God became a human being in the person of Jesus in order to save us. That brings up the next question: why do we need to be saved?

Jesus saves, but why do we need to be saved?The Bible declares that every human being who has ever lived has sinned (Ecclesiastes 7:20; Romans 3:23). To sin is to do something, whether in thought, word, or deed, that contradicts God’s perfect and holy character. Because of our sin, we all deserve judgment from God (John 3:18, 36). God is perfectly just, so He cannot allow sin and evil to go unpunished. Since God is infinite and eternal, and since all sin is ultimately against God (Psalm 51:4), only an infinite and eternal punishment is sufficient. Eternal death is the only just punishment for sin. That is why we need to be saved.

Jesus saves, but how does He save?Because we have sinned against an infinite God, either a finite person (us) must pay for our sins for an infinite amount of time, or an infinite Person (Jesus) must pay for our sins one time. There is no other option. Jesus saves us by dying in our place. In the person of Jesus Christ, God sacrificed Himself on our behalf, paying the infinite and eternal penalty only He could pay (2 Corinthians 5:21; 1 John 2:2). Jesus took the punishment that we deserve in order to save us from a horrible eternal destiny, the just consequence of our sin. Because of His great love for us, Jesus laid down His life (John 15:13), paying the penalty that we had earned, but could not pay. Jesus was then resurrected, demonstrating that His death was indeed sufficient to pay the penalty for our sins (1 Corinthians 15).

Jesus saves, but who does He save?
Jesus saves all who will receive His gift of salvation. Jesus saves all those who fully trust in His sacrifice alone as the payment for sin (John 3:16; Acts 16:31). While Jesus’ sacrifice was perfectly sufficient to pay for the sins of all humanity, Jesus only saves those who personally receive His most precious of gifts (John 1:12).

If you now understand what it means that Jesus saves, and you want to trust in Him as your personal Savior, make sure you understand and believe the following, and as an act of faith, communicate the following to God. “God, I know that I am a sinner, and I know that because of my sin I deserve to be eternally separated from you. Even though I do not deserve it, thank you for loving me and providing the sacrifice for my sins through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. I believe that Jesus died for my sins and I trust in Him alone to save me. From this point forward, help me to live my life for you instead of for sin. Help me to live the rest of my life in gratitude for the wonderful salvation you have provided. Thank you, Jesus, for saving me!”  Amen. 

Have you made a decision for Christ because of what you have read here? If so, please go to: and click on the "I have accepted Christ today" button near the bottom of the page. And, please let us know in the He IS Able comment section!  We will be happy to celebrate with you!  If you are in need of a Bible, I will do my best to get one for you...everyone should have a Bible.


Recipient of the He IS Able Set of Cards of the Week!
Congratulations Becky!

Here is her comment:
"That is a beautiful quilted card Traci. Joan did a fabulous job."
By Becky on The Winners Are... on 11/29/11

Becky, I agree! Joan's card is so beautiful.  I can't imagine the work that went into it.  Thank you for leaving a sweet comment...and enjoy Joan's card, as well as another surprise card.

How can you receive a Set of Free Cards?  Leave any comment, question, prayer or prayer need, anything you want to share in the comment section before 8pm on Tuesday evening.  If your name is randomly chosen you will receive the He IS Able Set of Cards of the Week!

Most importantly, if you have read the above article, and understood it, and prayed it with sincerity in your heart...well, then my friend, you have received the Greatest Gift of All!  The Gift of Jesus' love, His Word, and His gift of Eternal Life!  We are SO glad you are here!
God Bless!

He IS Able!
Traci Starkweather


  1. What a wonderfully clear explanation of Jesus Saves! I have never read the basic truth of the Christian faith so well explained. Thank you for printing it.

  2. Sorry that I have been MIA. Please know that I have thought of you and your needs. My life has been stressful and overwhelming. However, I am grateful to be fully aware that God will lead me through these trying times. Praying for you!

  3. I am a believer and have been for many years. I was introduced to your blog tonight and am so impressed that you have this ministry.

    God bless you.

  4. Congrats to Becky! And it was nice for you to stop by my blog today. A very heartwarming post- great ministry!

  5. my my, how lovely I won. :) Thank you Traci.

  6. HI Traci! Thanks for all the encouragement and support you provide to others! I PMd you on SCS, and look forward to more Good News!!!


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