Sermons on Salvation

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If My People Part 4: Turn And Be Restored

2 Chronicles 7:14 (NLT) If my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land. If you humble self, I will hear. If you seek me, I will forgive. If you turn, I will restore. We looked at how important it is for us to humble ourselves—become teachable—so the lies in our lives…

Galatians Part 3: Salvation By Promise

Galatians Part 3: Salvation By Promise Chapter 1: Paul introduces two gospels: grace and works/law. Chapter 2: Paul deals with people swinging back and forth. Chapter 3: Paul begins to re-explain the gospel. He brings people back to Abraham: to salvation by promise, not law. Galatians 3:8-9; 17; 19; 24-25 (NIV) Scripture foresaw that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, and announced the gospel in advance to Abraham: “All nations will be blessed through you.” So those who rely…

Galatians Part 1: The Two Gospels

Galatians Part 1: The Two Gospels Galatians 1:6-7 (NIV) I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting the one who called you by the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel-which is really no gospel at all. Evidently some people are throwing you into confusion and are trying to pervert the gospel of Christ. The Gospel of Grace. = Freedom Focuses on God and justification through God’s love. The Gospel of Works. = Bondage Focuses on…

Seeing CHRISTmas

Matthew 1:1-13 (NIV) After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him . . . .” 7 Then Herod called the Magi secretly and found out from them the exact time the star had appeared. He sent them to Bethlehem and…

Of His Fullness

THE FULLNESS OF GOD Colossians 1:15-19 (AMP) He [Jesus] is the exact living image [the essential manifestation] of the unseen God [the visible representation of the invisible], the firstborn [the preeminent one, the sovereign, and the originator] of all creation. For by Him all things were created in heaven and on earth, [things] visible and invisible . . . . He is also the head [the life-source and leader] of the body, the church; and He is the beginning, the…

Let the Ruins Come to Life

THE MIRACLE OF EASTER Easter is made up of two distinct components: Good Friday – Where we celebrate the cross. Easter Sunday – Where we celebrate the resurrection. Good Friday reminds us of the pain associated with sin. Sin creates ruins in our lives. Sin destroys what we love most. Romans 6:23 (NIV) For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. The word death, in the Greek, means…

My Best Friend Part 5

My Best Friend Part 5 God desires for everyone to receive three main gifts: salvation, the baptism of the Holy Spirit, and spiritual gifts—gifts which empower us for ministry. John 20:19-22 (NIV) When the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jewish leaders, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” After he said this, he showed them his hands and side. The disciples were overjoyed when they saw the Lord. Again…