Week 6, Day 1

Here is this week’s outline & verses in a downloadable PDF format.

2020 Summer Truth Pursuit Week 6

Message 6: The Source of Salvation—God’s Love,
The Basis of Salvation—God’s Righteousness,
and The God-man Savior

Scripture Reading: Eph. 2:4–5; Titus 3:4–5; John 3:16; 1 John 3:1; 4:9–10; Rom. 3:21–22; 10:3; Phil. 3:9; 2 Pet. 1:1; Rom. 9:5; John 1:1, 14; Acts 2:22; Titus 3:6; 2 Cor. 3:17

I. The source of God’s salvation being God’s love

A. Man has sinned by disobeying God’s commandment and is under God’s condemnation; thus man is helpless, unable to save himself from God’s coming judgment—Rom. 3:23; 5:12, 18.

Romans 3:23 For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.

Romans 5:12 Therefore just as through one man sin entered into the world, and through sin, death; and thus death passed on to all men because all have sinned.

Romans 5:18 So then as it was through one offense unto condemnation to all men, so also it was through one righteous act unto justification of life to all men.

B. God loved man in eternity past; He loved man after He created him; and now, even after the fall, He still loves man—Titus 3:4–5; John 3:16

Titus 3:4–5 But when the kindness and the love to man of our Savior God appeared, 5 Not out of works in righteousness which we did but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and the renewing of the Holy Spirit.

John 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that every one who believes into Him would not perish, but would have eternal life.

Ephesians 2:4–5 But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, 5 Even when we were dead in offenses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved).

1. The object of love should be in a condition deserving love, but the object of mercy is always in a pitiful situation—Eph. 2:4–5.

2. Hence, God’s mercy reaches further than His love—vv. 4–5.

C. God’s great love is the source of our salvation; He manifested this love by sending His only begotten Son to die for our redemption—1 John 4:9–10.

1 John 4:9–10 In this the love of God was manifested among us, that God sent His only begotten Son into the world that we might have life and live through Him. 10 Herein is love, not that we have loved God but that He loved us and sent His Son as a propitiation for our sins.

D. God’s purpose with man is eternal, and so is His love; He never changes; when He loves us, He loves us eternally—1 John 3:1; Jer. 31:3.

1 John 3:1 Behold what manner of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and we are. Because of this the world does not know us, because it did not know Him.

Jeremiah 31:3 Jehovah appeared to me from afar, saying, / Indeed I have loved you with an eternal love, / Therefore I have drawn you with lovingkindness.


Read over the outline points and verses above and use these for your prayer to spend time with the Lord in the Word in the morning. After your prayer time, jot down in your notebook one or two things that the Lord touched you with.

Later, watch the following short video podcast sometime during the day.