Bible ClinicJ One

A journey into the life, times, and teachings of the Bible

by Gary D. Strunk


Lesson 9 - He Shall Save His People From Their Sins- ­Part 1



1. The angel Gabriel said to Joseph, AYou shall call His name JESUS.@ Mt 1:21  WHY? _________________ _____________________________________________________________________


We have already seen who AHis people@ are, now what is meant by save them from their sins?

The name Jesus is transliterated from the Greek word AIesu,@ (Yeah=-zu) which means Savior.  To Asave His people from their sins@ must be very important.  It must be extremely important, for it is the very reason for His name, and it is the one and only mission announced for Jesus as He came into the world.  A privilege is mentioned; Ato reign forever over the house of Jacob,@ Lu. 1:33, but that follows only after He succeeds at saving the house of Jacob.  All His life and ministry is for this mission so we must seek to understand the grand scope of that mission.


There are four ways Jesus saves His people from their sins :

I. He saves them from the immediate consequences of  their sins.  This was the hope of the Jewish people who, because of their sins, were under Roman domination.  It is also the hope of persons who have just done something wrong, and are afraid of getting caught.


       II. He saves them from the ultimate consequences of their sin, i.e., death.  This includes forgiveness and resurrection to eternal life.


       III. He saves them from the presence of sin.  This includes His instructions to avoid compromising situations  here on earth.  It also includes His plan to free the whole universe of sin and create a New Earth wherein dwells only righteousness.


       IV. He saves them from the practice of sin.  This means to stop sinning now.  It is the most difficult of the four because it requires the repentant sinner to give up hurtful things.  God cannot do this for us without our cooperation. 

This lesson deals with numbers I-III.   The next lesson will cover number IV.


Save . . . From Their Sins Part 1                                                                                                  2

I. To save from the immediate consequences of one=s sin. This was the primary hope of the Jewish people who, because of their sins, were under Roman domination.


2. When John the Baptist=s father, Zacharias, uttered a prophecy about Jesus, what did he say regarding their enemies?  Lu. 1:67-75, esp. 71 and 74. ________________________________________________________


To be saved from the immediate consequences of their sin is also the hope of persons who have just done something wrong, and are afraid of getting caught.  In order for us to legitimately hope that Jesus will save people from the consequences of their sins, we must find precedents.


3. Aaron and Miriam were brother and sister to Moses.  God had spoken through them both as prophets, so apparently they felt at liberty to criticize Moses for something they disapproved of.  READ Num. 12:1-16  What was Miriam=s punishment? v.10 ____________________________


4. What did Aaron hope and ask for? v.11,12 _______________________________________


5. What did Moses do for Miriam? v. 13 ______________________________________


6. Did God save her from some of the consequences of her sin? v.14  _____________


The Judges

7. What did the second generation of Israelites do in the promised land? Jdg. 2:10-13 ____________________



8. So what happened to them? v.14 __________________________________________


9. For what purpose did the LORD raise up Judges to deliver the Israelites? vs. 16-18 ___________________ _____________________________________________________


10. What did the people do after the judge died? v.19 _____________________________________________


11. What were a few of the immediate consequences of Israel=s sins in Jdg. 6:1-5? __________________________________________________________________________

12. When the Israelites cried out to the LORD, in three words, what did the Lord do first? vs. 6-8 ____________  ___  ____________________ .


13. He next called Gideon to be Israel=s leader or judge to do what to the Midianites? v. 16 _______________

_________________.   And what would that do to some of the consequences of His people=s sins? ______________________________


14. After Gideon=s death whom did the people not remember? 8:33-35 _________________________


The book of Judges is an astonishing history of the wretched corruptness of the Israelites, but it sparkles with the persistent forbearance of God as He tried to honor His side of His covenant with Israel.  Take a moment now to read the following verses, then someday read the whole book of Judges to see precedents of God=s willingness to save us out of the depths of depravity when we turn to Him. Jdg. 2:11, 19; 3:7, 12; 4:1; 6:1; 8:33, and so forth for over 350 years from ca.1400 - 1050 B.C. when King Saul began to reign.  But when they cried out to the LORD, the LORD heard and delivered (saved) them from the consequences of their sins by the hand of judges whom the LORD raised up. 6:6f; 10:10f.


Three valuable lessons can be learned from the above survey -

1. We do have precedents that God sometimes saves people from the immediate consequences        of their sins . . . if and when they cry out to Him.

2. God did not withdraw His protection from them until they had completely forsaken Him, and chosen other gods.

3. If you are ever tempted to think your misdeeds are unforgivable, review the Judges and see how low God swoops to rescue His people on His wings.


15. What is God=s invitation to us when we need deliverance? Psa. 50:15 _____________________________




II. To save from the ultimate consequences of sin, i.e., death. This includes forgiveness and resurrection to eternal life.


16. How many of us have sinned? Rom. 3:23 ______________________

17. What are the ultimate wages (earnings) of sin? Rom. 6:23 ______________________


18. By what are we saved from our wages? Rom. 6:23b; 1Cor. 15:1,2; _______________________________



19. Yet, we all die don=t we? 1Cor. 15:22 _______________________


20. When then is our salvation from death actually experienced? 1Cor. 15:22,23; 51-54 __________________



21. At what event does the last trumpet sound? 1Thes. 4:16,17 ______________________________________



22. Christ=s death keeps us from dying which death? Rev. 20:6 ______________________


So Christ saves us from the ultimate consequences of sin by resurrecting us from the first death and shielding us from the second death.


III. To Save From the presence of sin. This includes instructions to avoid compromising situations here on earth.  It also includes His plan to free the whole universe of sin and create a New Earth wherein dwells only righteousness.


Instructions to avoid compromising situations -


23. After presenting a scenerio of a crafty harlot, what does the Bible warn not to do? Proverbs 7:25 _____________________________________________________________________

Notice that God does not control us.  He gives us instructions, and we choose to obey or disobey.


24. We are to stay away from certain influences.  READ Psa. 1:1

a. In whose counsel are we not to walk? __________________________________

b. In whose paths are we not to stand? ______________________________

c. In whose seat are we not to sit? _______________________________


25. In Jesus= prayer for His followers, what indicates that Jesus doesn=t want us to completely isolate ourselves from the world? John 17:15-18 _______________________________________________________________



God=s plan to free the whole universe from sin creating a new heaven and earth -


26. Comparing Romans 6:23 with Rev. 21:1-8 what short statement indicates there will be no sin in our future estate? ___________________________________________________________


27. What happens to the first heaven and earth? 2Pet. 3:10-13 ________________________________


28. When heaven and earth are cleansed by fire what is left? Mt. 13:41-43  ­______________________



29. What then will it be like for the righteous? Psa. 37:9-11 __________________________________


30. What will be the home of the righteous? Isa. 65:17-19 ___________________________________


31. How safe will it be for man and beast? v. 25 __________________________________________


32. What will the righteous do from week to week, and month to month? Isa. 66:22,23 _____________



AAnd the years of eternity, as they roll, will bring richer and still more glorious revelations of God and of Christ.  As knowledge is progressive, so will love, reverence, and happiness increase.  The more men learn of God, the greater will be their admiration of His character.  As Jesus opens before them the riches of redemption and the amazing achievements in the great controversy with Satan, the hearts of the ransomed thrill with more fervent devotion, and with more rapturous joy they sweep the harps of gold; and ten thousand times ten thousand and thousands of thousands of voices unite to swell the mighty chorus of praise.


A>And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honor, and glory, and power, be unto Him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever.= Rev. 5:3


AThe great controversy is ended.  Sin and sinners are no more.  The entire universe is clean.  One pulse of harmony and gladness beats through the vast creation.  From the minutest atom to the greatest world, all things, animate and inanimate, in their unshadowed beauty and perfect joy, declare that God is love.@ E.G. White, the Great Controversy. p. 678


1. He shall save His people from their sins

2. That they should be saved (delivered) from their enemies

3. Leprosy

4. To be freed from leprosy

5. Prayed for her

6. Yes!

7. Evil, forsook the Lord, followed other gods

8. Sold them into hands of enemies

9. To deliver them from enemies

10.they reverted, behaved more corruptly, followed other gods, continued their stubborn ways

11. Enemies destroyed their crops, animals, homes

12. Sent a prophet

13. Defeat them, stop them

14. The Lord their God

15. Call upon Me in the day of trouble

16. All

17. Death

18. The gift of God, the gospel

19. Yes!

20. At Christ=s Coming when the trumpet sounds

21. At Christ=s return or Second Coming

22. Second death

23. Don=t let heart turn aside or feet stray into her paths

24. a. ungodly   b. sinners   c. scornful

25. He did not pray that we should be taken out of the world.  He sent them into the world.

26. There will be no more death.

27. Burned up

28. The Righteous

29. Delight in peace

30. New Earth and (New) Jerusalem

31. None hurt or destroyed

32. Worship before the Lord                      


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