Sermons on The Gospel
The Power of God unto SalvationThe Power to change You!The Power to change the world.Power to the unbeliever Romans 1:16-17 16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. 17 For in it the righteousness of God is revealed [j]from faith to faith; as it is written, “[k]But the righteous man shall live by faith.”
God never intended to deceive man Motivated by MercyTelling us that a meeting is inevitable.Every person. Preparations must be made Amos 4:12 12 “Therefore thus I will do to you, O Israel;Because I will do this to you,Prepare to meet your God, O Israel.” The reactions of the MANY… •Many do not trust.•Many mock that warning.•Many simply “brush it off.”•Many procrastinate.•Many have false concepts about God.•Many believe that there will never be a meeting between us and God.•Many even believe that there is…
The message of the resurrection⦁ It is the event that gives power to salvation.⦁ “By which also you are saved”⦁ Saving faith rests on this fact. You can oppose it, but you can’t ignore it!⦁ No fence-sitting⦁ No one stays neutral⦁ Either it’s a lie⦁ Or it’s the fact of history that marks the love of God among us. 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 The Fact of Christ’s Resurrection 15 Now I make known to you, brethren, the gospel which I preached to you, which…
The object of our faith is the Lord our God.His ‘wonders’ are a reflection of His inner thoughts towards us.Wonders—Wondrous (i.e. supernaturally marvellous) deeds.He is indeed beyond compareHis mercies—the things we have already experienced—Are but a fraction of what is still kept in store for us.Natural Wonders Surround Us! Psalm 139:13-14 13 For You formed my inward parts;You [a]covered me in my mother’s womb.14 I will praise You, for [b]I am fearfully and wonderfully made;Marvelous are Your works,And that my soul knows very well.
•The church not an external entity with its various groups, buildings and services. •It is people of like mind—the Mind of Christ. •Never to be spoken of by Christians as: “Them,” or “They,” or “Those…” 1 Corinthians 3:16-17 (NASB) 16 Do you not know that you are a [a]temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? 17 If any man destroys the [b]temple of God, God will destroy him, for the [c]temple of God is holy, and [d]that is what you are.
•The truth is that Baptism: •Is a contentious subject •Causes confusion and division •Its meaning and method has changed •Christians would rather not talk about its deeper meaning. Acts 22:16 (NASB) 16 Now why do you delay? Get up and be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on His name.’
2 Corinthians 7:10 (NASB) 10 For the sorrow that is according to the will of God produces a repentance [a]without regret, leading to salvation, but the sorrow of the world produces death.
Failure is inevitable: •Sin •Mistakes •Accidents •Poor planning •Lack of skill Colossians 2:14 (NASB) 14 having canceled out the certificate of debt consisting of decrees against us, which was hostile to us; and He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross.
The importance of heeding the Word of God. Luke 16:19-31 (NASB) The Rich Man and Lazarus 19 “Now there was a rich man, and he habitually dressed in purple and fine linen, joyously living in splendor every day. 20 And a poor man named Lazarus was laid at his gate, covered with sores, 21 and longing to be fed with the crumbs which were falling from the rich man’s table; besides, even the dogs were coming and licking his sores. 22 Now the poor man died and was carried away…