What Must I Do To Be Saved?

Paul and Silas and Jailer

There is a spiritual answer to the question,

"What must I do to be saved?"

In Acts 16 the Bible tells of a man who was in fear for his life. His duty was to be a jailer and it was his job as the jailer to keep the jail secure. In the middle of the night there was an earthquake and the jail doors opened. If the prisoners were to escape, he would lose his job, and perhaps even lose his life. Fearing what would happen next, the man cried out, “What must I do to be saved?

While he may have been asking about his physical life, two of the followers of Jesus, who had been thrown into this man’s prison, took that opportunity to answer his question. But, their concern was saving his soul.

We have seen in a past lesson on sin that when man sins and rebels against God’s commandments, the punishment is death, which means a separation from God. When man is separated from God, he is outside of God’s family and lost. In this lesson, we will see how man can be saved and return to the presence of God and His family.