Believe: Salvation

Key Idea:
I believe a person comes into a right relationship with God by God’s grace through faith in Jesus Christ.

It is by grace you have been saved, through faith— and this is not from yourself, it is the gift of God— not y works, so that no one can boast.

Ephesians 2:8-9

Vincent Ardolino watched the Twin Towers explode from his little tugboat in New York Harbor on 9/11. Minutes later, as the towers fell, people swarmed the pier, desperate to vacate the island Roads, subways, trains, bridges—everything was shut down. The only escape? The water. Many of them leaped on, fearing for their lives.

Vincent urgently turned the prow of his boat toward the island as his wife exclaimed, “What if there’s another attack?!” His response was, “If I only rescue one person, that’s one less person who will suffer and die.” Joined by every boat in the water, Vincent became involved in the greatest sea evacuation since World War II, when 339,000 soldiers were rescued over the span of nine days in Dunkirk. On 9/11, 500,000 civilians were rescued in less than nine hours through the grace gift of these captains. Each person jumping into the boat accepted the gracious gift of a rescue, putting their faith in the boat and its captain.

Jesus offers you the only boat leaving the island of death. You need only jump in with faith and trust him, the Captain.

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Randy & Rozanne Frazee