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 Sermon Central 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 Sermon Central 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 Sermon Central 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 Sermon Central 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 Sermon Central 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 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 Sermon Central 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 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
Contributed by Sermon Central 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
Contributed by Tom Feola on Feb 4, 2012
MICKEY MANTLE'S SALVATION STORY
The #7 is for the Mick, or Mickey Mantle, who played for the New York Yankees.
Why do I bring this out about Mickey Mantle. Well 1st of all without a team playing with Him Mick would have won zero World Series. But because of a team effort Mickey played in
Contributed by Tim White on Apr 2, 2012
SALVATION: THE THREE ENVELOPES
When a pastor was trying at assure a teen of her salvation during times she didn't feel it, the pastor asked her if she had ever trusted and called upon Jesus.
She said, "Yes, I did that."
The pastor asked, "Did God do His part and save you?"
She said, "Oh
Contributed by Tim Smith on Oct 21, 2012
WORKING HARD TO EARN SALVATION
United Methodist Bishop Reuben Job writes,
"If we are just good enough, do enough, deny ourselves enough, we will be forgiven, redeemed, and reconciled to God. Following this path brings no peace, assurance, or sense of companionship with God. Rather than
Contributed by Kevin Karhoff on Feb 18, 2013
NO SALVATION WITHOUT SURRENDER
So in case some left it out or forgot to mention it when they explained what it meant to be a Christian, let me be clear: There is no forgiveness without repentance. There is no salvation without surrender. There is no life
The Romans Road to Salvation
1. I consider myself a good person.
All have sinned & fall short of the glory of God. Romans 3:23
2. Is sin that big of a deal?
The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:23
3. Why would Jesus die in my
Contributed by Brian Mavis on May 31, 2001
Salvation is free, ... but discipleship will cost you your life.