Summary: It is a word of warning to the church of an unproductive life for God.

Saved Soul, But A Lost Life

1Cor. 3:14-15

[14] If any man’s work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward.

[15] If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.

Jesus said, “ I have come to seek and to save that which was lost. Luke 10:19

The bible says “ The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance. 2 Peter 3:9

The bible teaches that whosoever shall call on the Name of the Lord shall be saved. Rom. 10: 13

Scripture clearly teaches that it is God’s desire for you to be saved.

And salvation is the process where by a rebellious and sinful man is ransomed and redeemed by the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Salvation comes when a man first of all realizes his position.

That without Christ he is an enemy with God.

He is outside of the family of God.

That his only choice of destination is hell, the lake of fire destined for the devil and all that reject the sacrificial death of the Jesus.

Salvation comes when a man sees God’s provision

John 1:29

The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!

A man may know many things but until he knows the gospel of Christ he is lost.

Until he is able to see the gift of God in the shed blood of Jesus he is without hope.He is dead in trespasses and sins.Salvation comes when a man by faith accepts God’s gift.When he looks at himself and realizes he’s not saved, and hears the gospel and understands that the only hope he has of ever being forgiven,The only way he can ever be redeemed is in the death burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ,

And by faith, he believes what God says And accepts the precious gift of God’s mercy and bows before Jesus Christ as savior and Lord.

Many have heeded the call

Many have yielded to the Spirit

Man have walked an isle and have confessed their sins

Many have acknowledged the saving power of Christ

They have been born again.

They have been forgiven

Their names are written in the lamb’s book of life.

And yet for too many in our churches the story stops here.Hell is a past fear, and heaven is a present reality.Divine judgment is replaced with divine forgiveness.Need for mercy is replaced with a gift of grace.The unregenerate soul has now past from death unto life.And now this new creature who needed God’s power to be reborn No longer relies on his power to live.His soul is saved but the life is lost.He’s heaven bound but no earthly good.When his life ought to be bringing great joy to God. – his daily walk only brings shame

When he ought to be free to be a blessing to the kingdom. – he’s still blind to the reason he was created.He’s still entangled in the cares of this world.He still trying to live in the flesh rather than the Spirit.He begins to go to church rather than be the church.He begins to be a hearer but not a doer of the word.

God wants us to understand that heaven is not the prize; it’s just an added blessing.The prize is being reunited with our creator.Being able to once again walk in daily fellowship with the Father.To be able to seek his face To be able to rely on His strength To be able to rest in his loveTo be directed by His word

God wants you saved He wants you born again But he also wants you to be a living sacrifice.

He wants to see some Spiritual fruit in your life.

He says if your saved you ought to live it.

If you’re saved your life ought to show it

If you’re saved somebody ought to be blessed by it.

But our churches are full of carnal Christians

Who are tolerant of sin Who are indifferent to immorality in the world as well as in the church.

They are the ones Paul describes in Titus 1:16

They profess to know God, but in works they deny Him, being abominable, disobedient, and disqualified for every good work.

You better hear me this morning

“Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven” (Matthew 7:21).

There are too many people who want to give God lip service instead of life of service.

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