James J Dougherty


I am 46 years old single male living now in Tennessee,going to school, but I am willing to go wherever God may call me. I am servant hearted and always wanting and willing to serve the Lord in all ways. All is for His glory and purposes, and hopefully to brind people to Him before He comes for His bride. I am praying for missions trips too someday



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Salvation teaching featuring John chapters 18 through 21

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                        Salvation teaching featuring John chapters 18 through 21


Here is a salvation teaching featuring the last 4 chapters of John, taking the story up with the account of Jesus’ arrest by the soldiers and then through His crucifixion and death to be the sacrifice for all of mankind’s sins and then two chapters of stories of His raising and several events that happened after His raising, including the doubting Thomas story, and also the story where Jesus has a miraculous fish manifestation and Jesus asking Peter if he loved Jesus more than anyone.

John chapter 18 covers Jesus arrest to where Jesus has His hearing with Pilate and all the dialog in them.

(John 18:1)  After saying these things, Jesus went out with His disciples across the winter stream Kidron, where there was a garden, into which He and His disciples entered.


(John 18:2)  Now Judas, the one betraying Him, also knew the place, because Jesus often gathered there also with His disciples.


(John 18:3)  Then Judas, having taken the detachment of soldiers, and attendants from the chief priests and Pharisees, came there with lanterns, torches, and weapons.


(John 18:4)  Jesus therefore, knowing all things coming upon Him, went out and said to them, "Whom do you seek?"


(John 18:5)  They answered Him, "Jesus the Nazarene." Jesus said to them, "I AM." And Judas, the one betraying Him, was standing with them.


(John 18:6)  Therefore when He said to them, "I AM," they stepped back and fell to the ground.


(John 18:7)  Then He asked them again, "Whom do you seek?" And they said, "Jesus the Nazarene."


(John 18:8)  Jesus answered, "I have told you that I AM! Therefore if you seek Me, allow these men to go,"


(John 18:9)  so that the word might be fulfilled which He said, "Those whom You have given Me I have lost none."


(John 18:10)  Then Simon Peter, having a sword, drew it and struck the servant of the high priest, and cut off his right ear. And the servant's name was Malchus.


(John 18:11)  Then Jesus said to Peter, "Put your sword into the sheath. Shall I not drink the cup which My Father has given Me?"


(John 18:12)  Then the detachment of soldiers and the captain and the attendants of the Jews arrested Jesus and bound Him.


(John 18:13)  And they led Him away to Annas first, for he was the father-in-law of Caiaphas who was high priest that year.


(John 18:14)  Now it was Caiaphas who advised the Jews that it was profitable for one man to perish for the people.


(John 18:15)  And Simon Peter was following Jesus, as was the other disciple. Now that disciple was known to the high priest, and entered with Jesus into the courtyard of the high priest.


(John 18:16)  But Peter stood at the door outside. Then the other disciple, who was known to the high priest, went out and spoke to the doorkeeper, and brought Peter in.


(John 18:17)  Then the servant girl who kept the door said to Peter, "You are not also one of this Man's disciples, are you?" He said, "I am not."


(John 18:18)  And the servants and attendants who had made a fire of coals stood there, for it was cold, and they were warming themselves. Now Peter was standing with them and warming himself.


(John 18:19)  Then high priest asked Jesus about His disciples and His doctrine.


(John 18:20)  Jesus answered him, "I spoke openly to the world. I always taught in synagogues and in the temple, where the Jews always come together, and in secret I spoke nothing.


(John 18:21)  Why do you question Me? Question those who have heard Me, what I spoke to them. Indeed they know what I said."


(John 18:22)  And when He had said these things, one of the attendants who stood by slapped Jesus with the palm of his hand, saying, "Is this how You answer the high priest?"


(John 18:23)  Jesus answered him, "If I have spoken evil, testify of the evil; but if well, why do you strike Me?"


(John 18:24)  Then Annas sent Him bound to Caiaphas the high priest.


(John 18:25)  Now Simon Peter was standing and warming himself. Therefore they said to him, "You are not also one of His disciples, are you?" Then he denied it and said, "I am not!"


(John 18:26)  One of the servants of the high priest, a relative of him whose ear Peter cut off, said, "Did I not see you in the garden with Him?"


(John 18:27)  Peter then denied again; and immediately a rooster crowed.


(John 18:28)  Then they led Jesus from Caiaphas to the Praetorium, and it was early morning. But they themselves did not enter into the Praetorium, lest they might be defiled, but so that they might eat the Passover.


(John 18:29)  Then Pilate went out to them and said, "What accusation do you bring against this Man?"


(John 18:30)  They answered and said to him, "If He were not an evildoer, we would not have delivered Him over to you."


(John 18:31)  Then Pilate said to them, "You take Him and judge Him according to your law." Therefore the Jews said to him, "It is not lawful for us to kill anyone,"


(John 18:32)  that the word of Jesus might be fulfilled which He said, signifying by what sort of death He was about to die.


(John 18:33)  Then Pilate entered the Praetorium again, and called Jesus, and said to Him, "Are You the King of the Jews?"


(John 18:34)  Jesus answered him, "For yourself do you say this, or did others tell you about Me?"


(John 18:35)  Pilate answered, "Am I a Jew? Your own nation and the chief priests have delivered You to me. What have You done?"


(John 18:36)  Jesus answered, "My kingdom is not of this world. If My kingdom were of this world, My servants would fight, so that I might not be delivered to the Jews; but now My kingdom is not from here."


(John 18:37)  Pilate therefore said to Him, "Are You a king then?" Jesus answered, "You say rightly that I am a king. For this reason I have been born, and for this reason I have come into the world, that I should testify to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice."


(John 18:38)  Pilate said to Him, "What is truth?" And having said this, he went out again to the Jews, and said to them, "I find no fault in Him.


(John 18:39)  "But you have a custom that I should release someone to you at the Passover. Therefore do you wish that I should release the King of the Jews?"


(John 18:40)  Then they all cried out again, saying, "Not this Man, but Barabbas!" Now Barabbas was a bandit.


John chapter 19 continues the hearing and covers the actual crucifixion of Jesus and Jesus death and burial.

(John 19:1)  So then Pilate took Jesus and flogged Him.


(John 19:2)  And the soldiers twisted a crown out of thorns and put it on His head, and they put a purple robe around Him.


(John 19:3)  And they kept saying, "Hail, King of the Jews!" And they were striking Him with their hands.


(John 19:4)  Pilate then went out again, and said to them, "Behold, I am bringing Him out to you, so that you may know that I find no fault in Him."


(John 19:5)  Then Jesus came out, wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe. And Pilate said to them, "Behold, the Man!"


(John 19:6)  Therefore, when the chief priests and the attendants saw Him, they cried out, saying, "Crucify, crucify Him!" Pilate said to them, "You take Him and crucify Him, for I find no fault in Him."


(John 19:7)  The Jews answered him, "We have a law, and according to our law He ought to die, because He made Himself the Son of God."


(John 19:8)  Therefore, when Pilate heard this saying, he was even more afraid,


(John 19:9)  and he entered into the Praetorium again, and said to Jesus, "Where are You from?" But Jesus gave him no answer.


(John 19:10)  Then Pilate said to Him, "Are You not speaking to me? Do You not know that I have authority to crucify You, and I have authority to release You?"


(John 19:11)  Jesus answered, "You would have no authority at all against Me unless it had been given to you from above. Therefore the one who betrayed Me to you has a greater sin."


(John 19:12)  From this point Pilate was seeking to release Him, but the Jews kept crying out, saying, "If you release this Man, you are no friend of Caesar's. Whoever makes himself a king speaks against Caesar."


(John 19:13)  Therefore Pilate, having heard this saying, led Jesus outside and sat down on the judgment seat in a place that is called The Pavement, but in Hebrew, Gabbatha.


(John 19:14)  Now it was the Preparation Day of the Passover, and about the sixth hour. And he said to the Jews, "Behold your King!"


(John 19:15)  But they cried out, "Away with Him, away with Him! Crucify Him!" Pilate said to them, "Shall I crucify your King?" The chief priests answered, "We have no king but Caesar!"


(John 19:16)  Then he delivered Him to them to be crucified. So they took Jesus and led Him away.


(John 19:17)  And bearing His cross, He went out to a place called the Place of a Skull, which is called in Hebrew, Golgotha,


(John 19:18)  where they crucified Him, and two others with Him, one on each side, and Jesus in the middle.


(John 19:19)  Now Pilate wrote a title and he put it on the cross. And it was written: JESUS THE NAZARENE, THE KING OF THE JEWS.


(John 19:20)  Then many of the Jews read this title, because the place where Jesus was crucified was near the city; and it was written in Hebrew, in Greek, and in Latin.


(John 19:21)  Therefore the chief priests of the Jews said to Pilate, "Do not write, 'The King of the Jews,' but, 'He said, "I am the King of the Jews." ' "


(John 19:22)  Pilate answered, "What I have written, I have written."


(John 19:23)  Then the soldiers, when they crucified Jesus, took His garments and made four parts, to each soldier a part, and also the tunic. Now the tunic was seamless, woven from the top in one piece.


(John 19:24)  Therefore they said to one another, "Let us not tear it, but let us cast lots for it, whose it will be," so that the Scripture might be fulfilled which says: "They divided My garments among them, and for My clothing they cast lots." Therefore the soldiers did these things.


(John 19:25)  Now there stood by the cross of Jesus His mother, and His mother's sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene.


(John 19:26)  Therefore Jesus, seeing His mother, and the disciple whom He loved standing by, He said to His mother, "Woman, behold your son!"


(John 19:27)  Then He said to the disciple, "Behold your mother!" And from that hour that disciple took her into his own care.


(John 19:28)  After this, Jesus, seeing that all things already had been fulfilled, so that the Scripture might be fulfilled, He said, "I thirst!"


(John 19:29)  Now a vessel was set full of sour wine; and they, having filled a sponge with sour wine, put it around a hyssop, they held it to His mouth.


(John 19:30)  Therefore when Jesus received the sour wine, He said, "It is finished!" And bowing His head, He gave up His spirit.


(John 19:31)  Therefore the Jews, since it was the Preparation Day, that the bodies should not remain on the cross on the Sabbath (for that Sabbath was a high day), asked Pilate that their legs might be broken, and they might be taken away.


(John 19:32)  Then the soldiers came and they broke the legs of the first man, and of the other who was crucified with Him.


(John 19:33)  But having come to Jesus, when they saw that He was already dead, they did not break His legs.


(John 19:34)  But one of the soldiers pierced His side with a spear, and immediately blood and water came out.


(John 19:35)  And he who has seen has testified, and his testimony is true; and he knows that he tells the truth, so that you may believe.


(John 19:36)  For these things were done that the Scripture should be fulfilled, "Not a bone of His shall be broken."


(John 19:37)  And again another Scripture says, "They shall look at Him whom they pierced."


(John 19:38)  After these things, Joseph of Arimathea, being a disciple of Jesus, but secretly, for fear of the Jews, asked Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus; and Pilate gave him permission. So he came and took away the body of Jesus.


(John 19:39)  And Nicodemus, who at first came to Jesus by night, also came, bringing a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about a hundred pounds.


(John 19:40)  Then they took the body of Jesus, and bound it in linen strips with the spices, as the custom of the Jews is to bury.


(John 19:41)  Now in the place where He was crucified there was a garden, and in the garden a new tomb in which no one had yet been buried.


(John 19:42)  So there they laid Jesus, because of the Jews' Preparation Day, because the tomb was near.


John chapter 20 is the first of the two chapters after Jesus death and portrays His raising and the events including His appearances before the disciples, once with Thomas and one time without Thomas

(John 20:1)  On the first day of the week Mary Magdalene went to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb.


(John 20:2)  Therefore she ran and came to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple, whom Jesus loved, and said to them, "They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid Him."


(John 20:3)  Peter therefore went out, and the other disciple, and were going to the tomb.


(John 20:4)  And the two together were running, and the other disciple outran Peter and came to the tomb first.


(John 20:5)  And stooping to look in, he saw the linen strips lying there; however he did not go in.


(John 20:6)  Then Simon Peter came, following him, and entered into the tomb; and he saw the linen strips lying there,


(John 20:7)  and the facecloth which had been on His head, not lying with the linen strips, but apart from them, having been rolled up in one place.


(John 20:8)  Then the other disciple, who came to the tomb first, went in also; and he saw and believed.


(John 20:9)  For as yet they did not know the Scripture, that He must rise again from the dead.


(John 20:10)  Then the disciples went away again to their own homes.


(John 20:11)  But Mary stood outside facing the tomb weeping. Therefore as she was weeping, she stooped down and looked into the tomb.


(John 20:12)  And she saw two angels in white sitting, one at the head and the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain.


(John 20:13)  Then they said to her, "Woman, why are you weeping?" She said to them, "Because they have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they put Him."


(John 20:14)  And having said these things, she turned back and saw Jesus standing there, and did not know that it was Jesus.


(John 20:15)  Jesus said to her, "Woman, why are you weeping? Whom do you seek?" She, supposing Him to be the gardener, said to Him, "Sir, if You carried Him away, tell me where You put Him, and I will take Him away."


(John 20:16)  Jesus said to her, "Mary!" She turned and said to Him, "Rabboni!" (which means, Teacher).


(John 20:17)  Jesus said to her, "Do not cling to Me, for I have not yet ascended to My Father; but go to My brothers and say to them, 'I am ascending to My Father and your Father, and to My God and your God.' "


(John 20:18)  Mary Magdalene went reporting to the disciples that she had seen the Lord, and that He had spoken these things to her.


(John 20:19)  Then, the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in the midst, and said to them, "Peace to you."


(John 20:20)  And having said this, He showed them His hands and His side. Then the disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord.


(John 20:21)  Therefore Jesus said to them again, "Peace to you! Just as the Father has sent Me, I also send you."


(John 20:22)  And when He had said this, He breathed on them, and said to them, "Receive the Holy Spirit.


(John 20:23)  If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they have been retained."


(John 20:24)  But Thomas, one of the twelve, the one called the Twin, was not with them when Jesus came.


(John 20:25)  The other disciples therefore said to him, "We have seen the Lord." So he said to them, "Unless I see in His hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and put my hand into His side, I will by no means believe."


(John 20:26)  And after eight days His disciples were again inside, and Thomas with them. Jesus came, the doors having been closed, and stood in the midst, and said, "Peace to you!"


(John 20:27)  Then He said to Thomas, "Bring your finger here, and see My hands; and bring your hand here, and put it into My side. Be not unbelieving, but believing."


(John 20:28)  And Thomas answered and said to Him, "My Lord and my God!"


(John 20:29)  Jesus said to him, "Because you have seen Me, you have believed. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed."


(John 20:30)  And truly Jesus did many other signs in the presence of His disciples, which are not written in this book;


(John 20:31)  but these have been written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in His name.


In John chapter 21 the fish story happens where fish are miraculously manifested and the encounter between Jesus and Peter happens where Jesus asks Peter of His love three times.

(John 21:1)  After these things Jesus showed Himself again to the disciples at the Sea of Tiberias, and in this manner He showed Himself:


(John 21:2)  Simon Peter, Thomas called the Twin, Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two others of His disciples were together.


(John 21:3)  Simon Peter said to them, "I am going fishing." They said to him, "We are coming with you also." They went out and immediately got into the boat, and that night they caught nothing.


(John 21:4)  But as daybreak had already come, Jesus stood upon the shore; however the disciples did not know that it was Jesus.


(John 21:5)  Then Jesus said to them, "Children, have you any food?" They answered Him, "No."


(John 21:6)  And He said to them, "Cast the net on the right side of the boat, and you will find some." Therefore they cast, and they were not able to haul it in because of the multitude of fish.


(John 21:7)  Therefore that disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, "It is the Lord!" Now when Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he put on his outer garment (for he had removed it), and he threw himself into the sea.


(John 21:8)  But the other disciples came in the little boat (for they were not far from the land, but about two hundred cubits), dragging the net with fish.


(John 21:9)  Then as they got off onto the land, they saw a charcoal fire laid there, and fish placed on it, and bread.


(John 21:10)  Jesus said to them, "Bring some of the fish which you have just caught."


(John 21:11)  Simon Peter went up and hauled the net onto the land, full of large fish, one hundred and fifty-three; and although there were so many, the net was not torn.


(John 21:12)  Jesus said to them, "Come, eat breakfast." Yet none of the disciples dared to question Him, "Who are You?"--knowing that it was the Lord.


(John 21:13)  Jesus then came and took the bread and gave it to them, and likewise the fish.


(John 21:14)  This was now the third time Jesus was manifested to His disciples, having been raised from the dead.


(John 21:15)  So when they had eaten breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, "Simon, son of Jonah, do you love Me more than these?" He said to Him, "Yes, Lord; You know that I care for You." He said to him, "Feed My lambs."


(John 21:16)  He said to him again a second time, "Simon, son of Jonah, do you love Me?" He said to Him, "Yes, Lord; You know that I care for You." He said to him, "Shepherd My sheep."


(John 21:17)  He said to him the third time, "Simon, son of Jonah, do you care for Me?" Peter was grieved because He said to him the third time, "Do you care for Me?" And he said to Him, "Lord, You know all things; You know that I care for You." Jesus said to him, "Feed My sheep.


(John 21:18)  Most assuredly I say to you, when you were younger, you used to dress yourself and used to walk where you wished; but when you are old, you will stretch out your hands, and another will dress you and will carry you where you do not wish."


(John 21:19)  But this He said, signifying by what death he would glorify God. And when He had spoken this, He said to him, "Follow Me."


(John 21:20)  Then Peter, turning around, saw the disciple whom Jesus loved following, who also had reclined on His chest at the supper, and said, "Lord, who is the one who betrays You?"


(John 21:21)  Peter, seeing him, said to Jesus, "But Lord, what about this man?"


(John 21:22)  Jesus said to him, "If I will that he remain till I come, what is that to you? You follow Me."


(John 21:23)  Then this saying went out among the brothers that this disciple would not die. Yet Jesus did not say to him that he would not die, but, "If I will that he remain till I come, what is that to you?"


(John 21:24)  This is the disciple who testifies of these things, and wrote these things; and we know that his testimony is true.


(John 21:25)  And there are also many other things which Jesus did, which if they were written one by one, I suppose that not even the world itself would have room for the books which would be written. 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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