Sermons on Salvation

Endure till the End Part 3

THE PATH OF APOSTASY Hebrews 4:14-16 (NIV) Since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin. Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that…

Endure till the End Part 2

WHAT IS APOSTASY Nothing can separate us from God’s love (Rom. 8:38-39). Nothing can pluck us out of God’s hand (John 10:27-29). God will never cast us away (John 6:37). God opened a door no one can shut (Revelation 3:8). 1 Timothy 4:1 (DARBY) The Spirit speaks expressly, that in latter times some shall apostatise from the faith, giving their mind to deceiving spirits and teachings of demons. Apostasy is . . . willful rejection of Christ . . .…

Endure till the End Part 1

OUR POSITION IN CHRIST Ephesians 2:8-9 (NIV) For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast. Romans 9:15-16 (LDB) God told Moses, “I will be merciful to whomever I wish. If I wish to show kindness to someone, I will. This shows that it was not we who had intense desire and put forth great effort to be saved,…

Peace On Earth

PEACE ON EARTH During the Christmas season you hear a phrase quite often, “Peace on earth.” Luke 2:13-14 (NIV) Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests.” Matthew 10:34 (NIV) Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace. John 14:18, 27 (TLB) I…

Truth Over Trend Part 3

THE BIBLE’S PLOT – MIRROR IMAGE Genesis 1-2 – Creation! God and man in Paradise. Mankind enjoyed the presence of God. We experience only good (no pain, sorrow, suffering). The closest English word we have for the Greek and Hebrew word “paradise” is resort. Genesis 3-5 – Satan and sin enter. Sin separates. That’s why Adam hid from God. Romans 6:23 (NIV) The wages of sin is death [separation], but the gift of God is eternal life [union] in Christ…

Living in the Last Days Part 4

THE RAPTURE AND YOUR CHILDREN What can we expect when we are raptured? Revelation 21:3-5 (NIRV) God now makes his home with the people. He will live with them. They will be his people. And God himself will be with them and be their God. ‘He will wipe away every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death.’ (Isaiah 25:8) And there will be no more sadness. There will be no more crying or pain. Things are no…

What Matters Most Part 1

CHRIST IN HUMAN HEARTS Philippians 1:9 (CP) This I pray: that your love may keep growing until you have such understanding and keen perception that you can sort out the truly important matters. I want you to understand what matters most! What Mattered to the Pharisees The Bible mentions THREE main things the Pharisees loved. Money. Pharisees loved money! Money drove their decisions. If lying meant more money – they’d lie! Money mattered most. Luke 16:13-14 (NIV) “No one can…

Cross To The Throne Part 6

The Ascension of Jesus Step 1: Jesus conquered our emotional conditions. Step 2: Jesus conquered our physical conditions. Step 3: Jesus conquered our spiritual conditions. When Jesus finished everything necessary for your salvation on Earth, He then secured salvation in Heaven. Jesus becomes your High Priest and applies His blood to Heaven’s Mercy Seat. Hebrews 4:14 (NIV) Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to…

Cross To The Throne Part 5

Cross to the Throne GARDEN TO THE CROSS Step 1: Jesus conquered our emotional conditions. Step 2: Jesus conquered our physical conditions. CROSS TO THE THRONE Step 3: Jesus conquered our spiritual conditions. Our spiritual condition was comprised of (1) the power of sin, (2) satan’s authority, (3) and the power of death. Jesus Conquered Sin 1 Peter 2:24 (AMP) He personally carried our sins in His body on the cross [willingly offering Himself on it, as on an altar…

Cross To The Throne Part 4

Garden to the Cross Jesus slept in the middle of a storm, walked on the water, raised the dead, cast out demons, and healed every kind of sickness and infirmity. In every situation He was the Master. But in the Garden of Gethsemane Jesus entered a state of sorrow, grief, fear, and distress so severe that He sweat drops of blood (Luke 22:44). Why? Because this is where substitution began. Isaiah 53:4 (KJV) Surely He has borne our griefs and…

Cross To The Throne Part 3

The Laws of Identification In Jesus’s earthly walk He was our example. Jesus revealed what a man spiritually alive unto God could do. However, in the Garden of Gethsemane Jesus changed roles. He became our substitute, stand-in, and agent. Romans 4:25 (FD) When we acknowledge God as the awesome power who restored life to Jesus, we recognize He made His Son our stand-in and agent; as our stand-in he paid the death penalty due us by law for our crimes.…

Cross To The Throne Part 2

Spirit, Soul, and Body The Apostle Paul’s revelation starts with an understanding of spirit, soul, and body. 2 Corinthians 5:16-17 (St. Paul from the Trenches) I no longer, then, regard man as physical, but spiritual. The physical is no longer set before my eyes. Christ himself to me is no more a physical being; I see him spiritually, and in that spiritual vision I learn that man is a new creation. . . . if anyone is in Christ Jesus…