“Christ came to bring salvation within the reach of all.Upon the cross of Calvary He paid the
infinite redemption price for a lost world.His self-denial and self-sacrifice, His unselfish labor, His
humiliation, above all, the offering up of His life, testifies to the depth of
His love for fallen man.It was to seek
and to save the lost that He came to earth.His mission was to sinners, sinners of every grade, of every tongue and
nation.He paid the price for all, to
ransom them and bring them into union and sympathy with Himself.The most erring, the most sinful, were not
passed by; His labors were especially for those who most needed the salvation
He came to bring.The greater their need
of reform, the deeper was His interest, the greater His sympathy, and the more
earnest His labors.His great heart of
love was stirred to its depths for the ones whose condition was most hopeless
and who most needed His transforming grace.”Testimonies, vol. 5, 603.
did Christ die?Romans 5:6.
Lord Jesus will receive all who come unto Him. He died for the ungodly and every man who will
come, may come.Certain conditions are to be complied with on the part of man, and if he
refuses to comply with the conditions, he cannot become the elect of God.If he will comply he is a child of God, and
Christ says if he will continue in faithfulness, steadfast and immovable in his
obedience, He will not blot out his name out of the book of life but will
confess his name before His Father and before His angels.”Manuscript Releases, vol. 2,
God love us?Romans 5:8.When and by what were we reconciled to
Him?By what are we saved?Verse 10.
are reconciled to God by the death of Christ, but saved by His life.In His life on earth is seen the perfect
righteousness which the law demands.By
nature we are wholly unrighteous.In our
flesh is found no good thing.But
through faith we are cleansed from sin, and the righteous life of Jesus is
imputed to us.This righteousness is in
harmony with the claims of the law, and enables us to stand acquitted in the
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example has Christ left for us?1 Peter 2:21–23.
earliest years to manhood, Christ lived a life that was a perfect pattern of
humility and industry and obedience.He
was always thoughtful and considerate of others, always self-denying.He came bearing the signature of heaven, not
to be ministered unto, but to minister. . . .
unselfish life of Christ is an example to all.His character is a pattern of the characters we may form if we follow on
in His footsteps.”Evangelism,
was the mission of Jesus in this world?Luke 19:10.
took upon Himself our nature, laid aside His glory, majesty, and riches to
perform his mission, to save that which was lost.He came not to be ministered unto, but to
minister unto others.”Testimonies, vol. 2, 426.
man’s helplessness to save himself expressed?John 15:5.Compare
. . . has provided the Holy Spirit as a present help in every time of
need.But many have a feeble religious
experience because, instead of seeking the Lord for the efficiency of the Holy
Spirit, they make flesh their arm.Let
the people of God be educated to turn to God when in trouble and gain strength
from the promises that are yea and amen to every trusting soul. . . .
promises of God are full and abundant, and there is no need for anyone to
depend upon humanity for strength.To
all that call upon Him, God is near to help and succor.And He is greatly dishonored when, after
inviting our confidence, we turn from Him—the only One who will not
misunderstand us, the only One who can give unerring counsel—to men who in
their human weakness are liable to lead us astray.”Testimonies to Ministers
and Gospel Workers, 381, 382.
name does the prophet Jeremiah call Jesus?Jeremiah 23:5, 6.
have reached the rulers in Jerusalem
that Jesus is approaching the city with a great concourse of people.But they have no welcome for the Son of
God.In fear they go out to meet Him,
hoping to disperse the throng.As the
procession is about to descend the Mount of Olives, it
is intercepted by the rulers.They
inquire the cause of the tumultuous rejoicing.As they question, ‘Who is this?’ the disciples, filled with the spirit
of inspiration, answer this question. In eloquent strains they repeat the
prophecies concerning Christ:
will tell you, It is the seed of the woman that shall
bruise the serpent’s head.
Abraham, he will tell you, It is ‘Melchizedek King of
Salem,’ King of Peace.Genesis 14:18.
will tell you, He is Shiloh of the tribe of Judah.
will tell you, ‘Immanuel,’ ‘Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The
everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.’Isaiah 7:14; 9:6.
will tell you, The Branch of David, ‘the Lord our Righteousness.’Jeremiah 23:6.
will tell you, He is the Messiah.
will tell you, He is ‘the Lord God of hosts; the Lord is His memorial.’Hosea 12:5.
the Baptist will tell you, He is ‘the Lamb of God, which taketh
away the sin of the world.’John 1:29.
great Jehovah has proclaimed from His throne, ‘This is My
beloved Son.’Matthew 3:17.
disciples, declare, This is Jesus, the Messiah, the
Prince of life, the Redeemer of the world.
prince of the powers of darkness acknowledges Him, saying, ‘I know Thee who
Thou art, the Holy One of God.’Mark .”The Desire of Ages, 578,
do we have through the blood of Jesus?Ephesians 1:7.
conditions of obtaining mercy of God are simple and just and reasonable.The Lord does not require us to do some grievous
thing in order that we may have the forgiveness of sin.We need not make long and wearisome
pilgrimages or perform painful penances, to commend our souls to the God of
heaven or to expiate our transgression; but he that confesseth
and forsaketh his sin shall have mercy.[Proverbs 28:13.]This is a precious promise, given to fallen
man to encourage him to trust in the God of love and to seek for eternal life
in His kingdom.”Testimonies,
Christ made to us?1 Corinthians 1:30.
are individually to put on the Lord Jesus Christ.To each one of us He must become wisdom,
righteousness, sanctification, and redemption.When our faith lays hold upon Christ as our personal Saviour,
we shall place Him before others in a new light.And when the people behold Christ as He is,
they will not wrangle over doctrines; they will flee to Him for pardon, purity,
and eternal life.”Colporteur
purpose did God set forth His Son Jesus?Romans 3:24, 25.Of whom is Christ the
grace has been provided that the believing soul may be kept free from sin; for
all heaven, with its limitless resources, has been placed at our command.We are to draw from the well of salvation.Christ is the end of law for righteousness to
everyone who believeth.In ourselves we
are sinners; but in Christ we are righteous.Having made us righteous through the imputed righteousness of Christ,
God pronounces us just, and treats us as just.He looks upon us as His dear children.Christ works against the power of sin, and where sin abounded, grace
much more abounds.‘Therefore being
justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: by
whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice
in hope of the glory of God’ (Romans 5:1, 2).”Selected Messages,
Christian experience is described in Galatians 2:20?Whom did Jesus
love?For whom did He give Himself?
His life and His death, Christ has achieved even more than recovery from the
ruin wrought through sin.It was Satan’s
purpose to bring about an eternal separation between God and man; but in Christ
we become more closely united to God than if we had never fallen. In taking our nature, the Saviour
has bound Himself to humanity by a tie that is never to be broken.Through the eternal ages He is linked with
us.”The Desire of
extent is Jesus able to save those who seek His help?Hebrews 7:25.
is able to save to the uttermost all who come to Him in faith.[Hebrews 7:25.]He will cleanse them from all defilement if
they will let Him.But if they cling to
their sins, they cannot possibly be saved; for Christ’s righteousness covers no
sin unrepented of.God has declared that those who receive Christ as their Redeemer,
accepting Him as the One who takes away all sin, will receive pardon for their
transgressions.These are the terms of
our election.Man’s salvation depends
upon his receiving Christ by faith.Those who will not receive Him lose eternal life because they refused to
avail themselves of the only means provided by the Father and the Son for the
salvation of a perishing world.”“Ellen
G. White Comments,” Seventh-day Adventist Bible Commentary, vol. 7,
12What is the
Lord desirous of being to every sinner?Isaiah 30:18.
commandment-keeping people are to be one.Satan will invent every device to separate those whom God is seeking to
make one.But the Lord will reveal
Himself as a God of judgment.We are
working under the eyes of the heavenly host.There is a divine Watcher among us, inspecting all that is planned and