The Pastors Pen

Let me take this opportunity to introduce you to the ministry of the Free Presbyterian Church and extend to you and your family to join with us at our regular services each week. Let me, more importantly, introduce you to the message of the Gospel, which is 'the power of God unto Salvation to every one that believeth'.

The following is a little summary of a message I preached recently. It is based on the words of Hebrews chapter seven, verse twenty-five: "Wherefore He is able to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by Him, seeing He ever liveth to make intercession for them".

1. The SALVATION of Christ "He is able TO SAVE"

'To Save' means 'to rescue, recover, deliver or set free.' Here is a drowning man! He's in the water, he's battling for life, he's going down for the last time, but somebody throws him a life-belt, and rescues him from a watery grave; he saves that man from death. In Gospel terms the application is more astounding! Here is a poor, guilty, lost sinner! He's under the just condemnation of a holy God; he's standing on the verge of death and the darkness of eternity; he's hovering over the Bottomless Pit. He's wounded by sin, dying perishing, unfit and unready for eternity. But Jesus came TO SAVE this man from sin and Hell itself.

2. The STRENGTH of Christ "He is able"

Jesus alone has power to convert the soul and cleanse the sinner. Man cannot save himself. The greatest preacher, the most influential Christian worker, the most gifted orator cannot do it. 'Salvation belongeth unto God.' I've got good news for you - Jesus has power and is able to save you from your sins and the awful Judgment to come.

3. The SOULS for Christ "that come unto God by Him"

Here is your responsibility! You are invited to receive Christ, but you must COME; you must respond. There is EXCLUSIVENESS here. Note, He only save those 'that come,' If you do not come to Him, He will not save you. But there is also INCLUSIVENESS. He save 'them...that come' He turns no one away who comes to Him. Your duty is to COME; His duty is to SAVE them that come. He will take you in, receive you, cleanse you and pardon you, if you but come.

4. The SUPPLICATION of Christ "He ever liveth to make intercession for them"

Isaiah reminds us that He 'made intercession for the transgressor'. He prays for the salvation of all who will come to Him for salvation. Today, at the right hand of God, as the Great Interceder and Mediator, He prays for souls to be gathered unto Him that they might be saved.

Do not turn away from the prayers and intercessions of Jesus Christ the Saviour. Rather, COME to Him and He will SAVE and receive you. He is able to save YOU, but you must COME to Him.