The Message of Salvation

By God's Grace, for God's Glory

The Bible Speaks Today Bible Themes Series

by Philip Ryken

The Message of Salvation
paperback
  • Length: 314 pages
  • Published: March 2002
  •  In stock
  • ISBN: 978-0-8308-2404-5
  • Item Code: 2404
  • Case Quantity: 32

Salvation is a well-worn Christian term. We think we know what it means. But biblically speaking, salvation is one of those big terms that encircles a number of others, each of them reflecting a stunning facet of God's grace in Jesus Christ.

Philip Ryken has chosen nineteen biblical passages that take us deeper into the biblical teaching on salvation. The centerpiece of each passage has a familiar ring: election, deliverance, redemption, expiation, reconciliation, regeneration, justification, adoption, sanctification and glorification. But each facet directs us by turns to a glory far exceeding itself.

If this world is indeed lost, then understanding and proclaiming the grammar of God's gracious salvation exceeds by bounds the significance of a Human Genome Project or any other great human endeavor. A passion for the grandness of God's work shows through as Philip Ryken illuminates the contours of the message of salvation.

CONTENTS

General Preface

Author's Preface

Chief Abbreviations

Bibliography

Part 1: Saved from Sin
1. Why We Need to Be Saved: Creation Fall (Genesis 2:15--3:6)
2. What We Need to Be Saved From: Sin Judgment (Genesis 3:17-24)
3. Why We Cannot Save Ourselves: Inability (Isaiah 59:1-21)

Part 2: Saved by Grace
4. Chosen in Christ: Election (Ephesians 1:3-14)
5. Out of Egypt: Deliverance (Exodus 15:1-21)
6. Paid in Full: Redemption (Ruth 4:1-22)
7. God, Be Merciful to Me: Expiation Propitiation (Luke 18:9-14)
8. Together Again: Reconciliation (2 Corinthians 5:14--6:2)
9. Proof Positive: Resurrection (Acts 13:26-49)

Part 3: Saved through Faith
10. Born Again: Regeneration (John 3:1-18)
11. Blind Man, Beggar Man, Thief: Faith Repentance (Luke 18:35--19:10)
12. Alive in Christ: Union with Christ (Ephesians 2:1-10)
13. Declared Righteous: Justification (Romans 3:21-28)
14. All God's Children: Adoption (2 Samuel 9:1-13)

Part 4: Save for God's Glory
15. God's New People: The Communion of Saints (Acts 2:42-47)
16. Saved to Sin No More: Sanctification (Romans 6:1-14)
17. Suffering a Little While: Perseverance (1 Peter 1:1-9)
18. Glory! Glory! Glorification (Revelation 7:9-17)
19. Getting the Message Out: Mission (Matthew 28:18-20)

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Philip Ryken (DPhil, Oxford) is the eighth president of Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois. He formerly served as the senior pastor of Tenth Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia. He is the author or editor of more than forty books, including The Message of Salvation, Art for God's Sake, and When Trouble Comes.

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