Sunday Morning Podcast February 21, 2016. Bro. Dave Goble.
18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.
19 Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a pulick example, was minded to put her away privily.
20 But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the LORD appeared unto him in a dream, saying Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary they wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.
21 And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.
Is Jesus still your Savior? The angel of the Lord declared that Mary’s son’s name was to be Jesus, a name that means Salvation. A salvation that saves from sin. To be saved while we are still living, and to be saved for when we die. You can be saved from other things without Jesus, but you can only be saved from sin, through Jesus. When Jesus saves us, it is to cover and keep sin under His blood, and to empower us to keep out of sin from then on. We cannot serve “mammon” (the world), and still serve God. No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. Matthew 16:13 Jesus as our Savior, won’t keep us from human mistakes, that are a part of everyday life. His blood tho, does save us from committing sin, which is a choice. The word mistake, infers just that. Unintentional. Sin on the other hand, is intentional, or in other words, a disobedience. As saints, (God’s children), we take very seriously the need to be kept from sin.
Human mistakes or limitations, are not usually the reason that brings our attention to the need of a Savior. But once we are saved, it’s not a new thing that we still need a Savior. Our need for God, is not something that can be measured. Worldly wisdom tells people that they don’t really need to be saved from sin. Yet we do have that need, in this world, …and for the world to come. Not just to read the bible, and pray. It goes so much deeper than that. Everyone has needs, that only Christ can provide. Only Jesus can save from the hopelessness found in this everyday life. For all our problems small, or dark and serious, we need a Savior. We must never think that we are strong, and don’t really have a need. That would marginalize the purpose of Jesus being our Savior. Do you have a desire to be saved from sin? Nothing is impossible if you have “faith as a grain of mustard seed” (Matthew 17:20)!
What are your deepest hurts and needs? Those are what God want’s to solve! If you recognize that, …Jesus can be your Savior.