Be Saved

Do you want to be saved? Are you wondering how to be saved? Would you like to help a friend or family member be saved? Will you tell them how they can be saved? Will your friends and family listen to you?

Most of you reading this devotional have already been saved. You know what it means to be saved. But you also have friends or family you would like to be saved. You can give them the message and the way to be saved.

We, who have been saved, know it is not difficult. Yet we also know it is not easy. The reason it is not easy is we don’t want to submit to someone else. We don’t want to give up our way of doing things. We want to continue our lives the way we always have. Some of us even believe we don’t need to be saved. Our bravado is our downfall.

We all know someone who is unwilling to be saved. They refuse to listen to us telling them about Jesus. At the same time, we are not to stop trying to get through to them. We are to attempt to find new approaches. There will be something, sooner or later, that will break through to them.

Why is it important to get through to them? The alternative is eternal destruction and pain. Though we will speak more on the repercussions for not accepting Jesus later this week, suffice it to say we want our friends and family with us for eternity.

I pray we all continue to attempt to get through to our family and friends. I pray we continue to tell them about Jesus. I pray each one of us will spend time thinking of ways to convince others to accept Jesus as Lord and Savior. Believe in Jesus. Tell others about Jesus. Use multiple approaches. Help others to be saved.

Acts 16:29-31 The jailer called for lights, rushed in and fell trembling before Paul and Silas. He then brought them out and asked, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?”

They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved—you and your household.”

Published by martypressey

Marty is a Pastor, retired Marine and dedicated Christian who has taught adult Bible classes and preached for 20 years. He currently serves as pastor of 3 United Methodist Churches. He believes being well-grounded in the Scriptures is key to living a better life. He brings a layman’s viewpoint to all his classes and sermons, helping others understand how to apply Scripture to their daily lives. When he sees others understand the message of a particular passage, it brings him great joy. He has seen his faith increase exponentially over the years; fully believing God has a plan and is executing it. He feels blessed to be part of that plan.

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