The history of God’s salvation – Jesus is our Saviour and Lord.

“I have loved you with an everlasting love” (Jeremiah 31:3).

When we think about the history of God’s salvation, we begin with God’s everlasting love. We go back beyond the beginning of the world – back to the everlasting God and his everlasting love.

“That it might be fulfilled” (Matthew 1:21).

When we focus our attention on Jesus Christ, our Saviour, we remember that the history of God’s salvation, did not begin with the birth of Christ. The prophets had spoken. Jesus fulfilled the prophecies.

“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me” (Luke 4:18).

As we move forward in the history of God’s salvation, we see Jesus – filled with the Spirit of the Lord. This is where Jesus’ power came from. Jesus was more than a prophet. He is our Saviour.

“This is my body which is given for you, do this in remembrance of me ” (Luke 22:19).

In the death of Jesus, we come to the heart of the history of God’s salvation. We read about Jesus, preaching the good news. We learn much from him. When we come to his death – we learn that He is our Saviour.

“He rose again on the third day” (1 Corinthians 15:4).

In the history of God’s salvation, the death of Jesus is followed by his resurrection from the dead. We remember that Jesus died for us and we remember that he rose from the dead – Jesus, the risen Lord.

“This Jesus, God has raised up, of which we are all witnesses” (Acts 2:32).

From the resurrection of Jesus, we move on, in the history of God’s salvation, to the day of Pentecost. On that great day of wonderful blessing, Peter shared the good news: Jesus is our Saviour and Lord.

“Jesus Christ our Lord,… declared to be the Son of God… by the resurrection from the dead” (Romans 1:3-4).

As we move on, in the history of God’s salvation, we come to the ministry of Paul. He joins, with Peter, in proclaiming the message of Jesus’ resurrection – Jesus is our Lord.

“There is no other name… by which we must be saved” (Acts 4:12).

Here, we return to the testimony of Peter. He emphasizes that the name of Jesus is the name of our salvation. what Peter proclaimed in his day, we must proclaim, with joy, in our day: Jesus is our Saviour.

“Every knee shall bow… and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord” (Philippians 2:10-11).

Here, we have the testimony of Paul – forever, Jesus is Lord of all. As we learn from Paul, may we join, with him, in saying, “We do not preach ourselves, but Jesus Christ the Lord” (2 Corinthians 4:5).

“King of kings and Lord of lords” (Revelation 19:16).

There is no-one else like Jesus Christ, our Saviour and Lord. He is King of kings and Lord of lords. How is this to change us here-and-now? – “A you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him” (Colossians 2:6).

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