Sunday, December 11, 2011

We Need A Savior

We Need A Savior


John 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

This is the Christmas Message!

Why would God send His Son into this world?

Because we need a Savior! You see …

Without a Savior, this life is the best it ever gets.

Without a Savior, this world is the best place you will ever live!

· According to the US Department of Justice, 1 woman is raped every 2 minutes in the United States. That’s more than 250,000 women every year.

· Approximately 13 million people, (close to 5% of the US population) are victims of crime every year.

· About 1 and ½ million people in the US are victims of violent crime each year

· Approximately 6700 people die each day in America.

o 2600 from Cardiovascular Disease

o 1500 from Malignancies

o 120 Motor Vehicle Accidents

o 158 Other Accident Related Deaths

o 338 Respiratory Diseases

o 200 from Diabetes related problems

o 40 from HIV

o 90 Septicemia

o 172 Flu, Pneumonia & TB

o 110 Kidney Disease

o 45 Parkinson’s

o 150 Alzheimer’s

o 565 Other Disease Related

o 60 Murdered

o 85 Commit Suicide

o 80 Firearm Injuries

o 55 Alcohol induced deaths

o 60 Drug related Deaths

o 15 From Injury at Work

· Between 3500 to 4000 abortions each day in the US. Worldwide: 42 million per year or approximately 115,000 per day.

· 52% of women obtaining abortions in the US are younger than 25; 32% between 20 and 24; while teenagers account for 20% of all abortions in the US.

· 64% of abortions are performed on women who have never been married and about 10% are women who are divorced.

· 18% of the Abortions are obtained by women who identify themselves as “Born Again” Evangelicals.

· 93% of all abortions occur for social reasons such as unwanted, unexpected or inconvenience.

· War

o There are somewhere between 5 & 15 Major Wars going on at any given time and as many as 2 dozen lesser conflicts worldwide.

o In today’s warfare, more than 75% of those killed or wounded in wars are non-combatants.

· Hunger – 395 million people do not know where their next meal is coming from today.

· 30,000 people die each day from nothing more than a lack of clean drinking water.

· Orphans – 143 million orphaned and abandoned children in 93 developing countries (9% of all the children in the world)

o It is hard to grasp such large numbers, so picture being on a very long road trip. If you had these orphans hold hands in a line, you would see over 1,700 orphans per mile. If you were to follow that line of Orphans holding hands, driving 60 mph, you could drive 24 hours a day seeing 1,700 orphans every mile, hour after hour, day after day without stopping for over two months, and you would still see orphans holding hands. ( widows.aspx)

· Almost 1/3 of the children in United States, (representing 28 million children), are living without a father in the home. (73 million total)

· Facts about orphans in America:

o Almost 3 million (4.1%) of children, in the United States, are living without parents.

o Over 50% of youth in shelters and on the streets reported that their parents either told them to leave or knew they were leaving but did not care.

o Of the near 3 million children who live on the streets of America, one third are lured into prostitution within 48 hours of leaving home.

o 1 in 8 youth under the age of 18 will leave home and become homeless and in need of help to survive.

o On top of these numbers, in 2007 513,000 children lived outside of the home in some type of foster care).

Without a Savior, this life is the best it ever gets.

Without a Savior, this world is the best place you will ever live!

This is why God sent His Son … because we need a Savior.

Our World is lost and troubled and it needs help - Help which can only come from God who so loved the world that He gave His Only Son …

We need a Savior …

From what are we saved?

1. Saved from sin.

2. Saved from self.

3. Saved from separation.

Ephesians 2

8 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God,

9 not of works, lest anyone should boast.