Summary: When something is bigger than big it’s called great. When it better than good, it’s called great The writer of Hebrews picked the right adjetive when he said our salvation is GGGRRRREEAAATE!!!
SO GREAT A SALVATION
Hebrews 2:1 – 4
Heb 2:1 Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip.
Heb 2:2 For if the word spoken by angels was stedfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompense of reward;
Heb 2:3 How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him;
Heb 2:4 God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders, and with divers miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to his own will?
Too many people treat their salvation just like a kid would treat a Christmas toy. They spend a lot of time with it for a few days, and lay it aside and disregard it. God help us to "work out our own salvation".
In this message we look at some things that make our salvation so great.
I. GREAT BECAUSE OF ITS PREPARATION...
A. God planned it in eternity past.. .11 Tim. 1:9
2 Tim 1:9 Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began,
B. Jesus purchased it at Calvarv...l Cor. 15:3-4
1 Cor 15:3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;
1 Cor 15:4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
C. The Holy Spirit presented it...John 16:8
John 16:8 And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:
II. GREAT BECAUSE OF ITS PRICE...
A. He gave His body to bear our sins. .1 Pet. 2:24
1 Pet 2:24 Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.
B. He gave His blood to blot my sins... Rev. 1:5
Rev 1:5 And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,
C. He gave His being to banish my sins...John 1:29
John 1:29 The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.
III. GREAT BECAUSE OF ITS PROSPECT.. Heb. 2:9
Heb 2:9 But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.
It will save:
A. The rich like Zacchaeus...Luke 19:1-10
B. The ruined like the Samaritan woman.. John 4
C. The religious like Nicodemas. ..John 3
D. The rebellious like the Prodigal...Luke 15
E. The rest of them...Iike us...Rev. 22:17
Rev 22:17 And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.
IV. GREAT BECAUSE OF IT’S POWER
A. Transforming Power.. .1 Cor. 5:17