Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
Warren Wiersbe explains to us how profound the use of this word was:
The word tetelestai is unfamiliar to us, but it was used by various people in everyday life in those days. A servant would use it when reporting to his or her master, "I have completed the work assigned to me" (see
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 7, 2009
THE JOY OF SALVATION
The late great English Congregationalist clergyman and church leader, Robert William Dale (1829-1895), once wrote:
"We do not please God more by eating bitter aloes than by eating honey. A cloudy, foggy, rainy day is not more heavenly than a day of sunshine. A funeral
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 17, 2009
SALVATION AND REPROBATION
Someone may ask, "Of what use then is the doctrine of reprobation?"
I am glad you asked! Let me suggest (from Dr. Boice) some useful aspects of the doctrine of reprobation.
First, reprobation assures us that God’s purpose has not failed. God has determined the
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 17, 2009
GOD’S SALVATION CHURCH
In the 1990s, a cult from Taiwan relocated to San Dimas, California, and registered itself as God’s Salvation Church. In 1997, the Chen Tao cult, also known as the Flying Saucer cult, led by Hon-Ming Chen, headed to Garland (mistaken for "God Land"), Texas, where they
Contributed by Larry Wilson on Aug 11, 2010
SALVATION: IT REALLY IS FREE
Reader's Digest wrote of the late Harvey Penick: "For 90-year-old golf pro Harvey Penick, success has come late. His first golf book, Harvey Penick's Little Red Book, has sold more than a million copies, which his publisher believes makes it one of the biggest
POLL ON SALVATION
56% say a good person can earn their way into Heaven.
44% say if a person does not consciously accept Christ as savior, they will be condemned to Hell.
44% say all people experience the same outcome after they die, regardless of their religious beliefs.
34% say there are
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 1, 2011
THE RING OF SALVATION
It began at West Point in 1835. It is a practice that has endured almost 200 years. You may have chosen to obtain one, and undoubtedly you waited anxiously for it to arrive. Others of you weren’t really that into it and decided to pass. Some of you in the room may still
I remember back, as though it was yesterday, when my daughters were just little tykes. There was a great playground just down the hill from our seminary apartment where the girls would climb, slide and swing.
Day after day they’d ask, "Mom, Dad, can we go to the park and
Contributed by Jeff Strite on Dec 17, 2012
Jesus came to be our Savior. To be our substitute. To die FOR us. But while God would be the only one pure enough to die for us... Gods don't die. And while mortals CAN die, no mortal man could ever be the sinless sacrifice the law required to pay for our sins. No ordinary man would be pure and
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 20, 2002
Today Jesus Christ is being dispatched as the Figurehead of a Religion, a mere example. He is that, but he is infinitely more; He is salvation itself,
Contributed by Rickey Bennett on Aug 16, 2009
SALVATION = PERSEVERANCE
The topic of "The Perseverance of the Saints’ (Remaining Christian) speaks to these questions. ’The perseverance of the saints means that all those who are truly born again will be kept by God’s power and will persevere as Christians until the end of their
Contributed by Richard Francis on Mar 29, 2008
A prayer for wells of Salvation:
Lord God, amighty God I ask by your creative power that you would open the hearts of all who hear and read these words to your son Jesus Christ, Lord Jesus I pray that we would let you into our hearts by faith and surrender to you and Lord I ask as you promise
Contributed by Glenn Durham on Apr 22, 2008
MY CONTRIBUTION TO SALVATION
At first glance it appears that the gospel is nothing but good news. As J. I. Packer neatly summarized: "There is really only one point to be made in the field of soteriology: the point that God saves sinners." So why was Jesus
GIVING, GREED AND SALVATION
A very old rich skinflint in declining health finally gets serious about his eternal state. He goes to the local pastor and asks what he can do to account for the fact that he’s never given God much time or given the church a dime. The pastor just looks at him with
Contributed by Shawn Rose on May 19, 2009
“Salvation is not a matter of improvement or perfection of what has previously existed. It is total transformation. The New Testament speaks of believers having a new mind, a new will, a new heart, a new inheritance, a new relationship, new power, new knowledge, new wisdom, new perception, new
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 25, 2009
LUTHER ON SALVATION BY GOOD WORKS
If anyone could ever have achieved salvation by his own effort, it was Martin Luther. In 1505, when he was twenty-one years old, Luther abandoned a promising career in law and entered the monastery of the Augustinian hermits at Erfurt. As he later said, this was
Contributed by Paul Green on Jul 14, 2009
The Salvation Army was holding a convention. Morale was at an all-time low. The organization had hit rock bottom. They did not know what to do. They sent a telegram to their founding father, William Booth, asking for any advice he could give on how they could get back on their feet.
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 28, 2011
SALVATION FROM THE RUBBLE
The September 11, 2002 issues of TIME magazine has a touching article about 31-year old Genelle Guzman. Genelle was the last of just four people caught in the debris of the Twin Towers to be found alive.
After the planes hit the World Trade Center, Genelle was
SALVATION BELONGS TO THE LORD
To say that we cooperate with God in any way in our salvation undermines the doctrine of salvation, robs our confidence in God, and tempts us to pride.
It is like the man who collapses from a massive heart attack and is rushed to the hospital. The doctor
Contributed by Derrick Tuper on Jun 16, 2011
TOZER: SALVATION DEMANDS OBEDIENCE
A. W. Tozer was a man of God who was troubled with the idea that Christian profession does not demand obedience to Christ. He said:
"[Years ago] no one would ever dare to rise in a meeting and say, 'I am a Christian' if he had not surrendered his whole being