SEARCH for STUDENTS: Unit 03 - God's Cure for Sin

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How Can I Be Saved?

TEXT: Luke 13:1-5; Isaiah 1:18; 55:6-7

Key Verse

Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the Lord, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon. — Isaiah 55:7


The Bible tells us that “All have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” No one can go to Heaven who has not been cleansed from his sins. But before one can receive salvation and forgiveness, he must first repent of those sins he has committed.

  1. What does repent mean?
  2. What is necessary before a person can repent?
  3. Why might the statement, “I believe on the Lord Jesus Christ,” be insufficient to bring about salvation?
  4. Which words in the following verses indicate that repentance takes action?
    • Isaiah 1:18
    • Ezekiel 18:31
    • Hosea 14:2
    • Joel 2:12
  5. What are the eternal consequences of the statement of Jesus, “Except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish”?
  6. Many people attempt to justify the fact that they have sins which are unrepented of by saying their sins are not serious enough to require repentance. Why is this false?
  7. How much does it cost a person to receive salvation?
  8. How can you know you are saved?