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I am the Pastor/Teacher of Rivers of Joy Baptist Church in Minford, Ohio since August 2008.  I am married to Charity since June 14, 1969.  I have four grown children.   Having served in the local church for over forty years as Pastor/Teacher, Asso., Youth Pastor, Minister of Education, Building Upkeep, Camp Director, Sunday School Teacher, etc. Also I have worked in the public place for as many years as I have preached. Charity and her sister are co owner of Union Mills Conf. (Bakery) in West Portsmouth Ohio

The Salvation of Zacharias and Elizabeth Baptist

LUKE 1`:5-8
Charles e Whisnant,  Pastor/Teacher   June 03, 2012
Luke the historian is going to tell us a story, but it is a story of Jesus, but it’s a story that is not a human story.  It is not a cultural myth either.  It’s not a legend. It’s not a fantasy dream.  It’s a story of God’s revelation.  In order to make sure we know it’s from God, Luke begins with a miracle that only God Himself could perform.

1A        The Description of the family and marriage and character of  Zacharias and Elizabeth Baptist
Since all male descendants of Aaron were priest, here male family were priest. She grew up in a family of Jewish priest and knew the work of the priest.  He chose a girl from the best. He was devoted to the priesthood, he was devoted to God and loved his priestly duty.  And of course married a girl who was most exposed to the devout involvement in the religion of Judaism 
2A        Why Luke presences Zacharias and Elizabeth in the story of Jesus Christ

3A        How Zacharias and Elizabeth Baptist show Old Testament salvation.
God said they were righteous. Zacharias and Elizabeth, were righteous before the Lord.  That would tell us they were in the New Testament terminology born again.   So how did that happen?  How did they become righteous before God
1                 God’s Law
2                 Man’s Sin
3                 Faith In God
4                 Repentance for Sin
5                 Justification which is Imputed Righteousness
6                 Sanctification which is Imputed righteousness, which changes you
7                 Obedience to God’s Law
8                 Worship of the true and living God.
5A        How was Zacharias and Elizabeth Saved?
                        Same as New Testament people are saved

The Plan of Salvation was formulated even before the Creation of the Material Universe:
Old Testament scriptures which will illustrate the plan of salvation
1                 Psalms 11:7
2                 Isaiah 64:5
3                 Ezekiel 33:12
4                 Genesis 15:6
5                 Habakkuk 2:4
6                 Isaiah 26:3 What is faith
7                 Psalms 49:8-9
8                 Leviticus 17:11
9                 Ezekiel 18:4
10              Psalms 51:128-19
11              Isaiah 53:4-11
12              Micah 5:1