Summary: As Christians we cannot lose our salvation, however there are other things we can lose. This sermon addressess the things a Christian can lose.
“Things You Can Lose”
Text: Mark 8:36-37
The Word of God tells us that a person can lose their soul.
Man is made up of a body, soul, and spirit.
See Gen. 2:7
The scriptures tell us when a person dies.
The body is return to the ground and becomes dust.
The spirit goes back to God.
The soul is eternal and either goes to heaven or hell.
We know that the soul has a bodily shape
See Rev. 6:9-11 –
Must have been the souls of them that were slain wearing the robes
See Luke 16 – Rich man died “And in hell he lift up his eyes being in torments,…” (Luke 16:23)
As you read down through that passage you see that this rich man’s soul had a memory and all its five senses.
My friend if you are here today and have never received Jesus Christ by faith into your heart believing Christ died for your sins, was buried and rose again the third to save you from going to a sinner’s hell.
Then your eternal soul will end up where that rich man’s soul is today – in a literal lake of fire for time and eternity.
It will be to late to try and make an exchange for your soul.
Your soul will be lost for all of eternity in a lake of fire.
Right now while you are alive is the time to make the exchange.
Repent of your sins, ask God to forgive for your sins and receive Christ by faith into heart believing His shed sinless blood alone is what paid for everyone of your sins past, present and future.
Praise God if you are already saved, born again, child of God then you can never lose your eternal soul.
You are eternally saved.
You cannot lose your salvation.
Scriptures: Eternal Security
See Eph. 4:30
See Phil. 1:6
See John 10:27-30
See 1 Timothy 1:12
See John 3:16
However, even though the Christian cannot lose his salvation there are still some things the scriptures tell us that he can lose.
I want us to look at “Things A Christian Can Lose.”
I. HIS TESTIMONY
It can take a Christian a lifetime to build a testimony for Christ and all it takes is one slip up to lose it.
Of course some Christians testimony only extends as far as the church walls.
They come in on Sunday and act so pious and the rest of the week they live for the world, the flesh, and the devil.
We know that Lot lost his testimony because notice how his son-in laws reacted when he tried to warn them of the coming destruction.
See Genesis 19:14 – “mocked”
They laughed at him.
This is a similar reaction a saved person gets when try to witness to the lost after they have been living an ungodly life.
We see King David lost his testimony for committing adultery with Bathsheba and having her husband murdered.
See 2 Samuel 12:14
We saw how John Mark lost his testimony with the Apostle Paul for a while after deserting Paul and Barnabas on their first missionary journey.
When Paul and Barnabas were set to start their second missionary journey Barnabas wanted to take John Mark along.
Notice contention that this caused between Paul and Barnabas.
See Acts 15:37-40.
It took a while but John Mark eventually regained his testimony with the Apostle Paul.
But I am sure the relationship they once had was not the same.