Good morning. I’m so glad you are here with us today in person, online or maybe watching later. Today I am continuing a summer series called Finding Hope in God’s Promises. We will discover different types of promises and we will find hope in the sure promises of God that we can count on no matter what.
Today we will look at God’s Saving Promises. Last week I was running out of time and didn’t give you time to see these. Here are the other types of promises found in God’s Word that we will look into in the future.
Types of Promises
- Saving Promises
- Warning Promises
- Motivating Promises
- Guiding Promises
- Comforting Promises
- Lifting Promises
- Hopeful Promises
God’s promises usually say more about who He is or what He is doing than about a certain situation or an outcome we may desire.
God promises throughout Scripture to save people. Why? What do we need to be saved from? And what do those promises mean? I will answer these questions this morning and I will come back to them at the conclusion.
As we saw last week, it’s really important to have the big picture in mind. What is God’s grand redemption plan? What is He doing now? What will He do later? What does He expect from me right now? His promises to save us are not always about saving us from problems today – they are often about saving us from the effects of our sin, or His wrath and judgement later.
God created us to be with Him (Genesis 1-2)
Our sins separate us from God (Genesis 3)
Sins cannot be removed by works (Genesis 4 – Malachi 4)
Paying the price for sin Jesus died and rose again (Matthew – Luke)
Everyone who trusts in Christ alone has eternal life (John)
Life with Jesus starts now and lasts for eternity (Acts – Revelation)
God’s Redemption Story
Saving Promises from God’s Word
John 3:16–17, 36
John 8:31-32, 34, 36
1 Corinthians 15:1–4
1 Peter 1:3–5
Why does God promise to save people all throughout Scripture?
- We are sinners and cannot save ourselves
- God loves the world
What do those saving promises mean?
- Our sins can be forgiven
- We can have a relationship with God
- We are free from bondage of sin
- And so much more!