James J Dougherty


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Passion of Christ Salvation teaching number 2

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                                    Passion salvation teaching number 2


Here is another salvation teaching featuring the passion of Christ. This one features Mark chapter 14, Matthew chapter 27 and Luke chapter 24. These stories cover the last supper, arrest, trial and crucifixion of Jesus, who died to pay for our sins, then was raised from the dead by God with the various encounters told. I will then add a salvation teaching of many other scriptures to the end of it as well.

In Mark chapter 14 is the last supper and arrest of Jesus and all that happens then, including Peter’s denials and Jesus betrayal.

(Mark 14:1)  Now after two days it was the Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread. And the chief priests and the scribes were seeking how they might get hold of Him by guile, and how they might kill Him.


(Mark 14:2)  But they said, "Not during the feast, lest there be a disturbance of the people."


(Mark 14:3)  And while He was in Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, as He was reclining for a meal, a woman came having an alabaster flask of very costly pure nard. And having broken the flask, she began to pour it out over His head.


(Mark 14:4)  But some were expressing indignation to one another and saying, "Why has this waste of the perfume occurred?


(Mark 14:5)  For it was possible for this to be sold for more than three hundred denarii, and to be given to the poor." And they were scolding her.


(Mark 14:6)  But Jesus said, "Leave her alone. Why do you trouble her? She has worked a beautiful work for Me.


(Mark 14:7)  For you always have the poor with you, and whenever you wish you are able to do them good; but you do not always have Me.


(Mark 14:8)  This woman did what she could; she undertook beforehand to anoint My body for burial.


(Mark 14:9)  And assuredly I say to you, wherever this gospel is proclaimed in the whole world, what this woman did will also be spoken as a memorial of her."


(Mark 14:10)  Then Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve, went off to the chief priests to betray Him to them.


(Mark 14:11)  And having heard, they rejoiced and promised to give him money. So he was seeking how at some good time he might deliver Him up.


(Mark 14:12)  Now on the first day of Unleavened Bread, when the Passover lamb was sacrificed, His disciples said to Him, "Where do You desire that we go and prepare, that You may eat the Passover?"


(Mark 14:13)  And He sent two of His disciples and said to them, "Go into the city, and a man will meet you carrying a pitcher of water; follow him.


(Mark 14:14)  And wherever he may enter, say to the master of the house, 'The Teacher says, "Where is the guest room where I may eat the Passover with My disciples?" '


(Mark 14:15)  "Then he will show you a large upper room, furnished and ready; there prepare for us."


(Mark 14:16)  So His disciples went away, and came into the city, and found it just as He had said to them; and they prepared the Passover.


(Mark 14:17)  And when it was evening, He came with the twelve.


(Mark 14:18)  And while they were reclining and eating, Jesus said, "Assuredly, I say to you, one of you eating with Me will betray Me."


(Mark 14:19)  And they began to be sorrowful, and to say to Him one by one, "Is it I?" And another said, "Is it I?"


(Mark 14:20)  But answering He said to them, "It is one of the twelve, the one dipping with Me in the bowl.


(Mark 14:21)  The Son of Man indeed is going away just as it is written of Him, but woe to that man through whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It would have been better for that man not to have been born."


(Mark 14:22)  And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them and said, "Take, eat; this is My body."


(Mark 14:23)  And taking the cup and giving thanks, He gave it to them, and they all drank from it.


(Mark 14:24)  And He said to them, "This is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many.


(Mark 14:25)  Assuredly I say to you, I will no longer drink of the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new in the kingdom of God."


(Mark 14:26)  And having sung hymns, they went out to the Mount of Olives.


(Mark 14:27)  Then Jesus said to them, "You all will be made to stumble because of Me on this night, for it is written: 'I will strike the Shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered.'


(Mark 14:28)  "But after I am raised, I will go before you into Galilee."


(Mark 14:29)  But Peter said to Him, "Even if all will be made to stumble, yet not I."


(Mark 14:30)  Jesus said to him, "Assuredly I say to you, that you, today on this night, before the rooster crows twice, you will deny Me three times."


(Mark 14:31)  But he kept saying all the more profusely, "If it is necessary for me to die with You, by no means will I deny You!" And they all said likewise.


(Mark 14:32)  And they came to a place which was named Gethsemane; and He said to His disciples, "Sit here while I pray."


(Mark 14:33)  And He took Peter, James, and John with Him, and He began to be greatly amazed, and deeply depressed.


(Mark 14:34)  Then He said to them, "My soul is deeply grieved to the point of death. Remain here and watch."


(Mark 14:35)  And having gone forward a little, He fell on the ground, and He was praying, that if it were possible, the hour might pass from Him.


(Mark 14:36)  And He said, "Abba, Father, all things are possible to You. Take this cup away from Me; nevertheless, not what I will, but what You will."


(Mark 14:37)  Then He came and found them sleeping, and He said to Peter, "Simon, are you sleeping? Were you not strong enough to watch one hour?


(Mark 14:38)  Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. Indeed the spirit is eager, but the flesh is weak."


(Mark 14:39)  And He went away again and He prayed, saying the same thing.


(Mark 14:40)  And having returned, He found them sleeping again, for their eyes were heavy; and they did not know what they should answer Him.


(Mark 14:41)  Then He came the third time and said to them, "Sleep on now, and take your rest. It is enough! The hour has come. Behold, the Son of Man is being betrayed into the hands of sinners.


(Mark 14:42)  Rise up, let us go. See, the one who betrays Me is at hand."


(Mark 14:43)  And immediately, while He was still speaking, Judas arrived, being one of the twelve, and with him a large crowd with swords and clubs, sent from the chief priests and the scribes and the elders.


(Mark 14:44)  Now His betrayer had given to them a sign, saying, "Whomever I shall kiss, He is the One; take Him and lead Him away safely."


(Mark 14:45)  And when he arrived, immediately he approached Him and said to Him, "Rabbi, Rabbi!" and he affectionately kissed Him.


(Mark 14:46)  Then they laid their hands on Him and seized Him.


(Mark 14:47)  But a certain one of those standing by drew his sword and struck the servant of the high priest, and cut off his ear.


(Mark 14:48)  Then Jesus answered and said to them, "Have you come out, as against a bandit, with swords and clubs to arrest Me?


(Mark 14:49)  Daily I was with you in the temple teaching, and you did not seize Me. But that the Scriptures may be fulfilled."


(Mark 14:50)  Then they all forsook Him and fled.


(Mark 14:51)  Now a certain young man had followed Him, having a linen cloth thrown around his naked body. And the young men seized him,


(Mark 14:52)  but leaving behind the linen cloth, he fled from them naked.


(Mark 14:53)  And they led Jesus away to the high priest; and with him were assembled all the chief priests, the elders, and the scribes.


(Mark 14:54)  But Peter followed Him from a distance, right into the courtyard of the high priest, and he was sitting together with the attendants and warming himself at the fire.


(Mark 14:55)  Now the chief priests and the whole council were seeking testimony against Jesus, in order to put Him to death, but found none.


(Mark 14:56)  For many were testifying falsely against Him, but their testimonies were not the same.


(Mark 14:57)  Then some stood up and were testifying falsely against Him, saying,


(Mark 14:58)  "We heard Him saying, 'I will destroy this temple made with hands, and after three days I will build another one not made with hands.' "


(Mark 14:59)  But not even in this way was their testimony the same.


(Mark 14:60)  And the high priest stood up and came forward and questioned Jesus, saying, "Do You answer nothing? What are these men testifying against You?"


(Mark 14:61)  But He kept silent and answered nothing. Again the high priest was questioning Him, saying to Him, "Are You the Christ, the Son of the Blessed?"


(Mark 14:62)  And Jesus said, "I am. And you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Power, and coming with the clouds of heaven."


(Mark 14:63)  Then the high priest tore his clothes and said, "What further need do we have of witnesses?


(Mark 14:64)  You have heard the blasphemy! How does it appear to you?" And they all condemned Him to be deserving of death.


(Mark 14:65)  Then some began to spit on Him, and to blindfold Him, and to beat Him with their fists, and to say to Him, "Prophesy!" And the attendants were striking Him with slaps to the face.


(Mark 14:66)  Now as Peter was below in the courtyard, one of the servant girls of the high priest came.


(Mark 14:67)  And when she saw Peter warming himself, she looked at him and said, "You also were with Jesus the Nazarene."


(Mark 14:68)  But he denied it, saying, "I neither know nor understand what you are saying." And he went outside into the forecourt, and a rooster crowed.


(Mark 14:69)  And the servant girl seeing him again, began to say to those standing by, "This man is one of them."


(Mark 14:70)  But again he was denying it. And a little later those who were standing by said to Peter again, "Truly you are one of them; for you are also a Galilean, and your accent is like theirs."


(Mark 14:71)  Then he began to curse and to swear, "I do not know this Man whom you are speaking of"


(Mark 14:72)  And for the second time a rooster crowed. Then Peter remembered the word that Jesus had said to him, "Before a rooster crows twice, you will deny Me three times." And when he thought about it, he began to weep.


In Matthew chapter 27 Jesus is crucified and dies for all of man’s sins, paying the price to restore relationship with mankind.

(Matthew 27:1)  When morning came, all the chief priests and elders of the people plotted against Jesus, so as to put Him to death.


(Matthew 27:2)  And having bound Him, they led Him away and delivered Him to Pontius Pilate the governor.


(Matthew 27:3)  Then Judas, the one betraying Him, seeing that He was condemned, feeling regret, returned the thirty silver coins to the chief priests and elders,


(Matthew 27:4)  saying, "I have sinned by betraying innocent blood." And they said, "What is that to us? You see to it!"


(Matthew 27:5)  And throwing the silver coins in the sanctuary, he departed; and going away, he hanged himself.


(Matthew 27:6)  But the chief priests, taking the silver coins said, "It is not lawful to put them into the temple treasury, since they are the price of blood."


(Matthew 27:7)  And taking counsel, they bought with them the potter's field, to bury strangers in.


(Matthew 27:8)  Therefore that field has been called the Field of Blood to this day.


(Matthew 27:9)  Then was fulfilled the thing spoken through Jeremiah the prophet, saying, "And they took the thirty coins, the value of Him who was priced, whom they of the sons of Israel priced,


(Matthew 27:10)  "and they gave them for the potter's field, as the LORD directed me."


(Matthew 27:11)  Now Jesus stood before the governor. And the governor asked Him, saying, "Are You the King of the Jews?" So Jesus said to him, "It is as you say."


(Matthew 27:12)  And while He was being accused by the chief priests and elders, He answered nothing.


(Matthew 27:13)  Then Pilate said to Him, "Do You not hear how many things they testify against You?"


(Matthew 27:14)  And He answered him not one word, so that the governor was greatly amazed.


(Matthew 27:15)  Now at the feast, the governor was accustomed to release to the crowd one prisoner whom they wished.


(Matthew 27:16)  And they had then a notorious prisoner called Barabbas.


(Matthew 27:17)  Therefore when they had assembled, Pilate said to them, "Whom do you wish that I should release to you, Barabbas, or Jesus who is called Christ?"


(Matthew 27:18)  For he knew that they had handed Him over because of envy.


(Matthew 27:19)  Now as he was sitting on the judgment seat, his wife sent to him, saying, "Have nothing to do with that just Man, for I have suffered many things today in a dream because of Him."


(Matthew 27:20)  But the chief priests and elders persuaded the crowds that they should ask for Barabbas, but they should destroy Jesus.


(Matthew 27:21)  The governor answered and said to them, "Which of the two do you wish me to release to you?" They said, "Barabbas!"


(Matthew 27:22)  Pilate said to them, "What then shall I do with Jesus who is called Christ?" They all said to him, "Let Him be crucified!"


(Matthew 27:23)  Then the governor said, "Why, what evil did He do?" But they cried out all the more, saying, "Let Him be crucified!"


(Matthew 27:24)  And Pilate, seeing that nothing was being gained, but rather a riot was starting, taking water, he washed his hands clean in front of the crowd, saying, "I am innocent of the blood of this just Man. You see to it."


(Matthew 27:25)  And all the people answered and said, "His blood be on us and on our children."


(Matthew 27:26)  Then he released Barabbas to them; and having scourged Jesus, he delivered Him to be crucified.


(Matthew 27:27)  Then the soldiers of the governor, having taken Jesus to the Praetorium, gathered the whole garrison around Him.


(Matthew 27:28)  And having stripped Him, they put a scarlet robe on Him.


(Matthew 27:29)  When they had twisted a crown of thorns, they put it on His head, and a reed in His right hand. And kneeling before Him, they mocked Him, saying, "Hail, King of the Jews!"


(Matthew 27:30)  And spitting on Him, they took the reed and were striking Him on His head.


(Matthew 27:31)  And when they had mocked Him, they stripped Him of the robe, and dressed Him in His own clothes, and led Him away in order to crucify Him.


(Matthew 27:32)  And going out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name. Him they pressed into service that he might carry His cross.


(Matthew 27:33)  And coming to a place called Golgotha, that is to say, Place of a Skull,


(Matthew 27:34)  they gave Him sour wine mingled with gall to drink. But having tasted it, He would not drink.


(Matthew 27:35)  And having crucified Him, they divided His clothes among themselves, casting lots.


(Matthew 27:36)  And sitting down, they guarded Him there.


(Matthew 27:37)  And they put up over His head the crime having been written against Him: THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS.


(Matthew 27:38)  Then they crucified two thieves with Him, one on His right, and another on His left.


(Matthew 27:39)  And those passing by were blaspheming Him, shaking their heads


(Matthew 27:40)  and saying, "You who destroy the temple and build it in three days, save Yourself! If You are the Son of God, come down from the cross."


(Matthew 27:41)  Likewise the chief priests also, mocking Him with the scribes and elders, and Pharisees, said,


(Matthew 27:42)  He saved others; Himself He cannot save. If He is the King of Israel, let Him now come down from the cross, and we will believe on Him.


(Matthew 27:43)  He trusted in God; let Him deliver Him now if He'll have Him; for He said, 'I am the Son of God.' "


(Matthew 27:44)  Even the thieves who were crucified with Him were reviling Him with the same insult.


(Matthew 27:45)  Now from the sixth hour until the ninth hour, darkness came upon all the land.


(Matthew 27:46)  And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, "Eli, Eli, lima sabachthani?" that is, "My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?"


(Matthew 27:47)  Some of those standing by, when they heard this, said, "This Man is calling Elijah!"


(Matthew 27:48)  Immediately one of them ran and took a sponge, and filled it with sour wine and put it around a reed, and offered it to Him to drink.


(Matthew 27:49)  But the rest said, "Leave Him alone; let us see if Elijah is coming to save Him."


(Matthew 27:50)  But Jesus, again crying out with a loud voice, released His spirit.


(Matthew 27:51)  And behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom; and the earth was shaken, and the rocks were split,


(Matthew 27:52)  and the tombs were opened; and many bodies of the saints who had passed away were raised;


(Matthew 27:53)  and coming forth out of the tombs after His resurrection, they entered into the holy city and appeared to many.


(Matthew 27:54)  So when the centurion and those with him guarding Jesus, when they saw the earthquake and the things that had happened, they were greatly afraid, saying, "Truly this was the Son of God!"


(Matthew 27:55)  And there were many women there observing from a distance, who followed Jesus from Galilee, ministering to Him,


(Matthew 27:56)  among whom were Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James and Joses, and the mother of the sons of Zebedee.


(Matthew 27:57)  Now when evening had come, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who himself had also become a disciple of Jesus.


(Matthew 27:58)  This man went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded the body to be given to him.


(Matthew 27:59)  And taking the body, Joseph wrapped it up in a clean linen cloth,


(Matthew 27:60)  and placed it in his new tomb which he had cut in the rock; and having rolled a large stone against the door of the tomb, he departed.


(Matthew 27:61)  And Mary Magdalene was there, and the other Mary, sitting opposite the grave.


(Matthew 27:62)  On the next day, which is after the Preparation Day, the chief priests and Pharisees were gathered together to Pilate,


(Matthew 27:63)  saying, "Sir, we remember that that deceiver said while He was still alive, 'After three days I will rise.'


(Matthew 27:64)  "Therefore command that the grave be made secure until the third day, lest His disciples come by night and steal Him, and say to the people, 'He was raised from the dead.' So the last deception will be worse than the first."


(Matthew 27:65)  Pilate said to them, "You have a guard; go make it as secure as you know how."


(Matthew 27:66)  So they went and secured the grave, sealing the stone, with the guard.


In Luke chapter 24 God raises Jesus from the dead and then the story of his encounters proceeds and even at the end is the story of Jesus ascension to heaven

(Luke 24:1)  And on the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they, and certain other women with them, came to the tomb bringing the spices which they had prepared.


(Luke 24:2)  But they found the stone having been rolled away from the tomb.


(Luke 24:3)  And going in they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus.


(Luke 24:4)  And it happened, as they were greatly perplexed about this, that behold, two men stood by them in dazzling apparel.


(Luke 24:5)  Then, as they became afraid and bowed their faces to the ground, they said to them, "Why do you seek the living among the dead?


(Luke 24:6)  He is not here, but is risen! Remember how He spoke to you when He was still in Galilee,


(Luke 24:7)  saying, 'The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and on the third day rise again.' "


(Luke 24:8)  And they remembered His words.


(Luke 24:9)  And returning from the tomb, they reported all these things to the eleven and to all the rest.


(Luke 24:10)  It was Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and the rest with them, who told these things to the apostles.


(Luke 24:11)  And their words seemed like nonsense before them, and they disbelieved them.


(Luke 24:12)  But Peter rose up and ran to the tomb; and stooping down, he saw the linen strips lying by themselves; and he departed, marveling to himself at what had happened.


(Luke 24:13)  Now behold, two of them were traveling that same day to a village called Emmaus, which was about seven miles from Jerusalem.


(Luke 24:14)  And they were conversing with one another about all these things which had happened.


(Luke 24:15)  So it was, as they were conversing and discussing, that Jesus Himself drew near and started to travel with them.


(Luke 24:16)  But their eyes were restrained, so that they did not recognize Him.


(Luke 24:17)  And He said to them, "What are these words which you are exchanging with one another as you walk, and you have a gloomy look?"


(Luke 24:18)  Then the one whose name was Cleopas answered and said to Him, "Are You the only stranger in Jerusalem, and do not know what has happened in it in these days?"


(Luke 24:19)  And He said to them, "What things?" So they said to Him, "The things concerning Jesus the Nazarene, who proved to be a man who was a Prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people,


(Luke 24:20)  and how the chief priests and our rulers handed Him over to be condemned to death, and they crucified Him.


(Luke 24:21)  But we were hoping that it was He who was going to redeem Israel. Indeed, besides all this, today is the third day since these things happened.


(Luke 24:22)  Moreover certain women of our group astonished us, after they arrived early at the tomb.


(Luke 24:23)  And not finding His body, they came saying that they had also seen a vision of angels who said He was alive.


(Luke 24:24)  And certain of those who were with us went to the tomb and found it thus just as also the women had said; but Him they did not see."


(Luke 24:25)  Then He said to them, "O you foolish, and slow of heart to believe in all that the prophets have spoken!


(Luke 24:26)  Ought not the Christ to have suffered these things and to enter into His glory?"


(Luke 24:27)  And beginning at Moses and all the Prophets, He expounded to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning Himself.


(Luke 24:28)  Then they drew near to the village where they were going, and He made as though He was going farther.


(Luke 24:29)  But they constrained Him, saying, "Stay with us, for it is toward evening, and the day is far spent." And He went in to stay with them.


(Luke 24:30)  Now it came to pass, as He was reclining to eat with them, having taken bread, He blessed and broke it, and He gave it to them.


(Luke 24:31)  Then their eyes were opened and they recognized Him; and He vanished from their sight.


(Luke 24:32)  And they said to one another, "Was not our heart burning within us while He was speaking to us on the road, and while He was interpreting the Scriptures to us?"


(Luke 24:33)  So they rose up that very hour and returned to Jerusalem, and they found the eleven and those who were with them gathered together,


(Luke 24:34)  saying, "The Lord is risen indeed, and has appeared to Simon!"


(Luke 24:35)  And they described the things that had happened on the road, and how He was known to them in the breaking of bread.


(Luke 24:36)  Now as they said these things, Jesus Himself stood in the midst of them, and said to them, "Peace to you."


(Luke 24:37)  But being alarmed and becoming fearful, they thought they saw a spirit.


(Luke 24:38)  And He said to them, "Why are you troubled? And why do doubts arise in your hearts?


(Luke 24:39)  Behold My hands and My feet, that it is I Myself. Handle Me and see, for a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see I have."


(Luke 24:40)  When He had said this, He showed them His hands and His feet.


(Luke 24:41)  But as they still disbelieved for joy, and marveled, He said to them, "Do you have any food here?"


(Luke 24:42)  So they gave Him a piece of a broiled fish and some honeycomb.


(Luke 24:43)  And taking it, He ate it in their presence.


(Luke 24:44)  Then He said to them, "These are the words which I spoke to you while I was still with you, that all things must be fulfilled which were written in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms concerning Me."


(Luke 24:45)  And He opened their understanding, that they might comprehend the Scriptures.


(Luke 24:46)  Then He said to them, "Thus it is written, and thus it was necessary for the Christ to suffer and to rise from the dead the third day,


(Luke 24:47)  and that repentance and forgiveness of sins should be preached in His name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.


(Luke 24:48)  And you are witnesses of these things.


(Luke 24:49)  And behold, I am sending the Promise of My Father upon you; but tarry in the city of Jerusalem until you are endued with power from on high."


(Luke 24:50)  And He led them out as far as Bethany, and lifting up His hands, He blessed them.


(Luke 24:51)  And it happened, while He blessed them, that He was parted from them and was carried up into heaven.


(Luke 24:52)  And after they had worshipped Him, they returned to Jerusalem with great joy,


(Luke 24:53)  and they were continually in the temple praising and blessing God. Amen.


Now I am also including here a salvation teaching so you can share with others and have that special relationship with the Lord as well. The following verses state how mankind is fallen and all do wrong but that is why out of love God sent Jesus into the world

(Romans 3:10)  as it is written: "None is righteous, no, not one;


(Romans 3:11)  no one understands; no one seeks for God.


(Romans 3:12)  All have turned aside; together they have become worthless; no one does good, not even one


(Romans 3:23)  for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,


(Romans 3:24)  and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus,


(Romans 3:25)  whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God's righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins.


(Romans 3:26)  It was to show his righteousness at the present time, so that he might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus


These verses in Romans chapter 5 states that Jesus died for us while we were weak and that as sin came through one man righteousness came from one man’s obedience- Jesus to death so that the gift of God can be given- this is verses 6 through 21

(Romans 5:6)  For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly.


(Romans 5:7)  For one will scarcely die for a righteous person--though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die--


(Romans 5:8)  but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.


(Romans 5:9)  Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God.


(Romans 5:10)  For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life.


(Romans 5:11)  More than that, we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.


(Romans 5:12)  Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned--


(Romans 5:13)  for sin indeed was in the world before the law was given, but sin is not counted where there is no law.


(Romans 5:14)  Yet death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over those whose sinning was not like the transgression of Adam, who was a type of the one who was to come.


(Romans 5:15)  But the free gift is not like the trespass. For if many died through one man's trespass, much more have the grace of God and the free gift by the grace of that one man Jesus Christ abounded for many.


(Romans 5:16)  And the free gift is not like the result of that one man's sin. For the judgment following one trespass brought condemnation, but the free gift following many trespasses brought justification.


(Romans 5:17)  For if, because of one man's trespass, death reigned through that one man, much more will those who receive the abundance of grace and the free gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man Jesus Christ.


(Romans 5:18)  Therefore, as one trespass led to condemnation for all men, so one act of righteousness leads to justification and life for all men.


(Romans 5:19)  For as by the one man's disobedience the many were made sinners, so by the one man's obedience the many will be made righteous.


(Romans 5:20)  Now the law came in to increase the trespass, but where sin increased, grace abounded all the more,


(Romans 5:21)  so that, as sin reigned in death, grace also might reign through righteousness leading to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.


The last four verses in Romans 6 further add to the point of our need of a savior to avoid the wages of sin and how Jesus did that for us

(Romans 6:20)  For when you were slaves of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness.


(Romans 6:21)  But what fruit were you getting at that time from the things of which you are now ashamed? For the end of those things is death.


(Romans 6:22)  But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the fruit you get leads to sanctification and its end, eternal life.


(Romans 6:23)  For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.


Jesus expresses His purpose of coming to the Earth here in these verses

(John 3:16)  "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.


(John 3:17)  For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.


(John 3:18)  Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God.


(John 3:19)  And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil.


(John 3:20)  For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his works should be exposed.


(John 3:21)  But whoever does what is true comes to the light, so that it may be clearly seen that his works have been carried out in God."


Here John the Baptist is speaking of Jesus in these two verses

(John 3:35)  The Father loves the Son and has given all things into his hand.


(John 3:36)  Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him.


These  verses in John chapter 5 further drive home the point of Jesus having life for His believers

(John 5:19)  Then Jesus answered and said to them, "Most assuredly I say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He sees the Father doing; for whatever He does, the Son also does in like manner.


(John 5:20)  For the Father loves the Son, and shows to Him all things which He Himself does; and greater works than these He will show Him, so that you may marvel.


(John 5:21)  For as the Father raises up the dead and gives life, thus also the Son gives life to whom He wills.


(John 5:22)  For the Father judges no one, but He has given all judgment to the Son,


(John 5:23)  so that all may honor the Son even as they honor the Father. He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent Him


(John 5:24)  Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life.


(John 5:25)  "Truly, truly, I say to you, an hour is coming, and is now here, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear will live.


As some of the above verses do remind us, this verse really drives home the point that eternal life from heaven is really a gift from God and cannot be earned in any way by our own works  so God Himself has provided the means to escape hell and to have eternal life with Him.

(Ephesians 2:8)  For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God,


(Ephesians 2:9)  not a result of works, so that no one may boast.


(2 Corinthians 9:15)  Thanks be to God for his inexpressible gift!


The scriptures in 1 Timothy which encourage prayer and supplication for God wants all people to be saved as stated in these verses

(1 Timothy 2:1)  First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people,


(1 Timothy 2:2)  for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way.


(1 Timothy 2:3)  This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior,


(1 Timothy 2:4)  who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.


(1 Timothy 2:5)  For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus,


(1 Timothy 2:6)  who gave himself as a ransom for all, which is the testimony given at the proper time.


These verses in 1 Peter shed more light on this purpose of Jesus

(1 Peter 2:24)  He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed.


(1 Peter 2:25)  For you were straying like sheep, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls


That message also is here in this 1 Peter 3 verse

(1 Peter 3:18)  For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit


And so does these two verses in 2 Peter 3 for time is nothing to the Lord and He wants all to come to repentance and is patient

(2 Peter 3:8)  But do not overlook this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.


(2 Peter 3:9)  The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.


These two verses in 1 John 2 also state how Jesus was the propitiation for our sins and all mankind’s

(1 John 2:1)  My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.


(1 John 2:2)  He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world.


Also a very similar message is given in these two verses in 1 John chapter 4 how God loved us and sent Jesus to be a propitiation for our sins

(1 John 4:9)  In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him.


(1 John 4:10)  In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.


And here is this passage in 1 John 5 which reinforces the 1 Timothy passage well, stating the power of prayer but also the gospel message of how it is necessary to have the Son of God to have eternal life.

(1 John 5:5)  Who is it that overcomes the world except the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?


(1 John 5:6)  This is he who came by water and blood--Jesus Christ; not by the water only but by the water and the blood. And the Spirit is the one who testifies, because the Spirit is the truth.


(1 John 5:7)  For there are three that testify:


(1 John 5:8)  the Spirit and the water and the blood; and these three agree.


(1 John 5:9)  If we receive the testimony of men, the testimony of God is greater, for this is the testimony of God that he has borne concerning his Son.


(1 John 5:10)  Whoever believes in the Son of God has the testimony in himself. Whoever does not believe God has made him a liar, because he has not believed in the testimony that God has borne concerning his Son.


(1 John 5:11)  And this is the testimony, that God gave us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.


(1 John 5:12)  Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.


(1 John 5:13)  I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God that you may know that you have eternal life.


(1 John 5:14)  And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us.


(1 John 5:15)  And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him.

Here is a message from Jude to build ourselves in the live of God for the mercy of Jeus leading to eternal life

(Jude 1:20)  But you, beloved, building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit,


(Jude 1:21)  keep yourselves in the love of God, waiting for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ that leads to eternal life.


Here Jesus Himself says that He is the only way to Heaven and the Father and in so doing avoid hell that Jesus Himself spoke of

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


But Jesus also makes it clear in Revelation that He indeed is seeking people always

(Revelation 3:20)  Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.


The verses in Romans ten state how we are to be saved, believing the word which is near to us, to hear it then confess Jesus as Lord and believe God has raised Him from the dead- in that is our key to salvation

 (Romans 10:8)  But what does it say? "The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart" (that is, the word of faith that we proclaim);


(Romans 10:9)  because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.


(Romans 10:10)  For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.


(Romans 10:11)  For the Scripture says, "Everyone who believes in him will not be put to shame."


(Romans 10:12)  For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, bestowing his riches on all who call on him.


(Romans 10:13)  For "everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved."


(Romans 10:14)  How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching?


(Romans 10:15)  And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, "How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!"


(Romans 10:16)  But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Isaiah says, "Lord, who has believed what he has heard from us?"


(Romans 10:17)  So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.


Now those people are now a new creation in Christ

(2 Corinthians 5:17)  Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come


And also at peace with God being justified by faith

(Romans 5:1)  Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.


(Romans 5:2)  Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God.


These two verses promise no condemnation with those in Jesus

(Romans 8:1)  There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.


(Romans 8:2)  For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death


Then it also asks if God is for us then who or what can be against us, in these verses towards the end of Romans chapter 8

(Romans 8:31)  What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?


(Romans 8:32)  He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things?


(Romans 8:33)  Who shall bring any charge against God's elect? It is God who justifies.


(Romans 8:34)  Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died--more than that, who was raised--who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us.


(Romans 8:35)  Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword?


(Romans 8:36)  As it is written, "For your sake we are being killed all the day long; we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered."


(Romans 8:37)  No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.


And nothing can now separate us from the love of God in Jesus, either

(Romans 8:38)  For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers,


(Romans 8:39)  nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.


I am sure you have now seen enough now to be ready to pray to be saved. I am now including a short prayer that you can say to ensure that you are saved and have eternal life when you die, going to heaven to be with Jesus forever and not end up going to hell.

Dear God in heaven, I come to you in the name of Jesus. I acknowledge to You that I am a sinner, and I am sorry for my sins and the life that I have lived; I need your forgiveness. I believe that your only begotten Son Jesus Christ shed His precious blood on the cross at Calvary and died for my sins, and I am now willing to turn from my sin. You said in Your Holy Word, Romans 10:9 that if we confess Jesus as our Lord and believe in our hearts that God raised Jesus from the dead, we will be saved. Right now I confess Jesus as the Lord of my soul. With my heart, I believe that God raised Jesus from the dead. This very moment I accept Jesus Christ as my own personal Savior and according to His Word, right now I am saved. Thank you Jesus for your unlimited grace which has saved me from my sins. I thank you Jesus that your grace never leads to license, but rather it always leads to repentance. Therefore Lord Jesus transform my life so that I may bring glory and honor to you alone and not to myself. Thank you Jesus for dying for me and giving me eternal life.



God bless you and yours



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