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The gospel can be summarized in a single, three-word sentence: God saves sinners.
We are all sinners. The apostle Paul could hardly have been more negative in describing our natural state in the previous verse we studied. "We ourselves were once foolish, disobedient, led astray, slaves to various passions and pleasures, passing our days in malice and envy, hated by others and hating one another" (Titus 3:3). Our only hope is for God to save us, to fully rescue us.
Our text strengthens in us that hope. God saves sinners. God the Father is the architect of salvation. He is the giver. The Son accomplished our salvation by his perfect life and sacrificial death. He is the gift. The Spirit applies the merits of Christ to the elect. He is the one who delivers the gift. The triune God does all the work of saving. He rescues us from a miserable life and an endless, torturous eternity. In fact, several aspects of God's saving work happen to us without our cooperation or even our knowledge. He is the God of salvation!
These verses beautifully describe salvation using the three key concepts of regeneration, justification, and adoption.