I Aksed ChatGPT to please preach a sermon on how the bible says one gets saved
The Bible teaches that salvation comes through faith in Jesus Christ. In the book of Romans, Paul writes, “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus” (Romans 3:23-24). This means that we are all guilty of sin and fall short of God’s standard, but we can be made right with God through the grace He offers us through faith in Jesus.
Then I asked: Can you preach a longer sermon with an illustrated example?
Sure! Here is a longer sermon on salvation:
My dear brothers and sisters in Christ,
As we gather here today, we are reminded of the incredible gift of salvation that we have been given through faith in Jesus Christ. In the book of Romans, Paul writes, “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus” (Romans 3:23-24).
We are all guilty of sin. We have all fallen short of God’s standard, and we all deserve punishment for our wrongdoing. But through the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross, we can be made right with God and be forgiven for our sins.
Imagine for a moment that you are standing before a judge in a courtroom, guilty of a crime that you have committed. The judge looks at you sternly and begins to speak. “I have reviewed the evidence against you and it is clear that you are guilty of the charges against you. The punishment for your crime is severe, and you will be sentenced to a long term in prison.”
But just as the judge is about to pronounce your sentence, a lawyer stands up and says, “Your honor, I would like to offer a plea on behalf of the defendant. My client is willing to accept full responsibility for his actions and is truly sorry for what he has done. He is ready to make amends and to turn his life around. I beg the court to show mercy and to give him a second chance.”
The judge considers the lawyer’s plea and decides to show mercy. He sentences you to probation instead of prison, giving you an opportunity to change your ways and to make things right.
This is a picture of what God has done for us through the sacrifice of Jesus. We are guilty of sin and deserve punishment, but through Jesus, God offers us mercy and grace. He forgives us and gives us a second chance to live a new life in Him.
This is the incredible gift of salvation that is available to all who believe in Jesus. It is not something that we can earn or deserve. It is a gift, freely given to us by God’s grace.
But how do we receive this gift of salvation? The Bible tells us that we must confess our sins and believe in Jesus as our Savior. In Romans 10:9, Paul writes, “If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”
To confess with our mouth means to openly and publicly declare our faith in Jesus. It means to acknowledge that He is our Lord and Savior and that we are willing to follow Him. To believe in our heart means to have a deep, genuine conviction that Jesus is who He says He is and that He has the power to save us from our sins.
If we confess our sins and believe in Jesus, we will be saved. We will be forgiven of our wrongdoing and be given new life in Him. This is the promise of the gospel, and it is available to all who will receive it by faith.
So today, I urge you to examine your heart and to consider your need for salvation. If you have never confessed your sins and believed in Jesus, I encourage you to do so today. Don’t wait any longer. Trust in Jesus and receive the gift of salvation that He offers to you.
And for those of you who have already believed in Jesus, I encourage you to continue to grow in your faith. Seek to know Him more deeply and to follow Him more closely. Share the good news of salvation with others and invite them to receive