A skeptic sneeringly said, "The gospel has lost its power. While thousands profess Christ, nothing much is happening as a result." But it's not the fault of the gospel. It's because people make a profession but have no possession. It's not enough to acknowledge the truth of
Contributed by Larry Wilson on Aug 10, 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 Rodelio Mallari on Nov 30, 2010
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 some
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 19, 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
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 swing?"
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 march
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 17, 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 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 expect
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 wear
Contributed by Jeff Strite on Dec 16, 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 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 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 outcome
Contributed by Brian Mavis on May 30, 2001
Salvation is free, ... but discipleship will cost you your life.
Contributed by Eric Muldoon on Nov 17, 2002
Albert Barnes - " It is not enough for salvation without the benevolent and holy acts to which it would prompt, any more than the good wishes and kind words of the benevolent are enough to satisfy the wants
Contributed by Lynn Floyd on Jul 9, 2003
“Salvation is not mainly forgiveness of sins it is mainly a fellowship with Jesus.” (John Piper.
Contributed by James Chandler on Aug 3, 2003
Salvation is not a destination but a journey. Salvation does not bring us to immersion to leave us. Salvation takes us on a journey that will takes up places we have never been. See things we have never seen. Reach heights we have never reached.
I was on the side of the rock climbing wall.
Contributed by Tom Feola on Feb 3, 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 12
Contributed by Tim Hinrichs on Mar 28, 2012
THE SALVATION OF KARLA FAYE TUCKER
Many of you probably remember Karla Faye Tucker. She was the first woman to be executed in the US since 1984. She was an accomplice to a brutal ax murder of two people in the early eighties.
Soon after being imprisoned, Tucker took a Bible from the prison
Contributed by Tim Smith on Oct 20, 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 asking
Contributed by Kevin Karhoff on Feb 17, 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