Tabernacle Ministries

The Plan of Salvation

There are four things a person must realize before he can be saved.

  1. He is a sinner.
    Romans 3:23 -- "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God:"
  2. He owes a sin debt.
    Romans 6:23a -- "For the wages of sin is death;"
  3. Jesus died for his sins.
    Romans 5:8 -- "But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us."
  4. Repent and call upon the name of the Lord.
    Acts 3:19a -- "Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out,..."
    Romans 10:9 -- "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved."
    Romans 10:13 -- "For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved."

As a result of your salvation, you can know for sure that you are saved.
I John 5:13 -- "These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God."

If we can be of any spiritual help, please email us or write us at:

Tabernacle Baptist Church
3931 White Horse Rd.
Greenville, SC 29611

The Way of Salvation

Text: Romans 10:10-17

  1. There must be sending | Romans 10:15
  2. There must be preaching | Romans 10:15
  3. There must be hearing | Romans 10:14
  4. There must be believing | Romans 10:14
  5. There must be calling | Romans 10:13, 14

I. The Communication of it - (Preaching) | 1 Corinthians 1:18-21

A. Preaching pleases God | 1 Corinthians 1:21
B. Preaching is foolish to the perishing | 1 Corinthians 1:18
C. Preaching saves believers | 1 Corinthians 1:21

II. The Realization of it - (Witnessing) | Romans 10:14-15

A. Teach all nations | Matthew 28:19 - Universal
B. Every creature | Mark 16:15 - Personal
C. Unto the uttermost part | Acts 1:8

III. The Regeneration of it - (Believing) | John 3:3,5

A. Regeneration is ("from above") again | John 3:3,5,7
B. Regeneration is by the Spirit of God | John 3:5-6 | Ephesians 2:1
C. Regeneration is by believing | John 3:15-16

IV. The Identification of it - (Baptism) | Romans 6:1-6

A. Crucified with Christ | Romans 6:3, 6
B. Buried with Christ | Romans 6:4-5
C. Raised with Christ | Romans 6:5, 8

V. The Consumation of it - (Sanctification) | John 17:17

A. Set apart from the penalty | Romans 6:23
B. Set apart from the power | Romans 6:11-14
C. Set apart from the presence | 2 Corinthians 1:10

VI. The Glorification of it - (Glorifying) | Romans 8:29-30

A. Foreknown | Romans 8:29 | 1 Peter 1:2 | 2 Thessalonians 2:13
B. Predestinated | Romans 8:29 | Ephesians 1:4-5
C. Called | Romans 8:30 | 2 Timothy 1:9 | Hebrews 3:1 | Philippians 3:14
D. Justified | Romans 8:30 | Romans 3:24-28 | Romans 5:1
E. Glorified | Romans 8:30 | Colossians 1:27 | 1 John 3:2 | 1 Corinthians 15:51-57

What Is Salvation?

  1. Discipleship not a Decision | Matthew 28:20

  2. Regeneration not Reformation | John 3:3,5,7

  3. Revolution not Resolution | 2 Corinthians 5:17

  4. Conversion not Confirmation | James 5:20

  5. Possesion not Profession | Colossian 1:27

  6. Faith not Feeling | Romans 5:1 | Romans 10:17 | Ephesians 2:8-9

  7. Proclamation not Persuasion | 1 Corinthians 1:21

  8. Glorification not Condemnation | Romans 8:1, 28-30

  9. Good News not Information | 1 Corinthians 15:1-6

  10. Separation not Isolation | 2 Corinthians 6:14-18

  11. Jubilation not Demonstration | Philippians 4:4

  12. Organism not Denominationalism | 1 Corinthians 12:13-14

The ABC's of the Gospel Life

A Admit that you are a sinner
Rom. 3:10

B Believe that Christ Jesus died for your sins
Rom. 10:8-10

C Call upon Him to save you
Rom. 10:13

D Deny the flesh
Gal. 6:8

E Enter into the joy of the Lord
Neh. 8:10

F Follow the Spirit of Christ
Gal. 5:16

G Gird up the loins of your mind
I Pet. 1:13

H Hope to the end for the grace that shall be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ
I Pet. 1:13

I Involve yourself in the work of the Lord
II Cor. 11:28

J Join a local, New Testament church
Heb. 10:25

K Keep yourself from idols
I John 5:21

L Love your wife
Eph. 5:25

M Maintain personal devotions
Ps. 119:15,16

N Nurture your children in the Lord
Eph. 6:4

O Observe all things whatsoever the Lord hath commanded
Matt. 28:20

P Pray without ceasing
I Thes. 5:17

Q Question (try) the spirits
I John 4:1

R Resist the Devil
James 4: 7

S Submit yourselves one to another in the fear of God
Eph. 5:21

T Tithe to your local assembly
I Cor. 16:2

U Understand the will of the Lord
Eph. 5:17-6:9

V Visit the widows and orphans in their affliction
James 1:27

W Wait patiently upon the Lord?s return
Heb. 10:35-37

X eXercise yourself unto godliness
I Tim. 4:7

Y Yearn after peace
I Pet. 3:11

Z Zealously contend for the faith
Gal. 4:18/Jude 1:3

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THIRD STREET BAPTIST CHURCH
310 Third Street, North
Cordele, Georgia 31015
(912) 273-9806