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Our Great Salvation

Updated: Feb 9, 2021

Day 1 of the 22 Day Salvation Study

Notes compiled by Steve McAtee and Marty Zide


The Meaning of the Word Salvation

The Hebrew root word is “yesha” (the basis for the name Joshua and Jesus) signifies freedom from what binds or restricts and thus effects deliverance.

The Greek word is “soteria” meaning to provide recovery, to rescue, to affect one’s welfare.


Salvation is the work of God whereby He transforms a soul from the grips of condemnation (eternal wrath) to one of eternal life. The idea of true of salvation from beginning to end is God’s. He thought of it and provided all that was necessary to make it possible for a human being to be rescued from the wrath of God. That’s why Scripture says that salvation is of the Lord.

Ps. 3:8 - Salvation belongs to the Lord; Thy blessing be upon Thy people! Selah.

Ps. 62:1-2 - My soul waits in silence for God only; From Him is my salvation. He only is my rock and my salvation, My stronghold; I shall not be greatly shaken.

Ps. 68:19 - Blessed be the Lord, who daily bears our burden, The God who is our salvation.

Isa. 12:2 - Behold, God is my salvation, I will trust and not be afraid; For the Lord God is my strength and song, And He has become my salvation.

Isa. 61:10 - I will rejoice greatly in the Lord,... For He has clothed me with garments of salvation, He has wrapped me with a robe of righteousness,

Jonah 2:9 - But I will sacrifice to Thee With the voice of thanksgiving... Salvation is from the Lord.

Technical Definition

Salvation is the gracious work of God whereby He delivers undeserving, gospel-believing sinners from sin and its results; brings them into a right, vital relationship with Himself; and bestows on them the riches of His grace.

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