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Summary: It is time to wake up!

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SERMON ON TIME

ROMANS 13:11

INTRODUCTION

PAUL ADMONISHED THE ROMAN CHRISTIANS TO AWAKE TO THE BLESSINGS

AND PRIVILEGES OF THE GOSPEL AGE, AND TO LIVE WORTHY OF THEM.

A. MANY ARE UNAWARE OF THEIR TIME

B. TIME TO SOME IS WORK AND PLEASURE

C. SOME BELIEVE TIME IS JUST WHILE YOU BREATHE

D. SOME BELIEVE TIME NEVER ENDS..IT IS ETERNAL......

I. IT IS TIME TO WAKE OUT OF SLEEP

A. REALIZE THE REVELATION OF GOD IS FOUND IN CHRIST

B. ACCEPT THE REVELATION TO ITS FULLEST

C. AWARE OF GOD’S TIME CLOCK

TIME: IT IS A CRITICAL PLACE IN WORKING OUT GOD’S DESIGNS, NOW, FOR YOU

SLEEP: LETHARGIC, NON-AGGRESSIVE, LAZY CHRISTIAN LIFE, SATISFIED

LAODICIA: BUILDING, DRESSED NICE, TITHERS, BIBLE READERS, DID SOME PRAYING, A LITTLE WITNESSING, GOOD HONEST FOLK..........BUT THEY WERE

SLEEPING IN THE COMMUNITY...THE MOOSE LODGE WAS MORE EXITING AND

GAINING MORE MEMBERSHIP THAN THE CHURCH

II. IT IS TIME TO FACE THE TRUTH

A. SALVATION IS NEARER THAN WE THINK (3 ASPECTS)

1. PAST...SAVED FROM THE PENALTY OF SIN

2. PRESENT..BEING SAVED FROM THE DOMINION OF SIN

3. FUTURE..WILL BE SAVED IN PERFECT CONFORMITY TO CHRIST

PAUL IS SPEAKING OF 3, “NOW IS THE COMPLETION OF OUR SALVATION NEAR”

B. AT HAND...TO APPROACH, DRAW NEAR

III. IT IS TIME TO TURN FROM EVIL

A. FROM THE WORKS OF DARKNESS...STRIFE, MALICE, ANGER, ENVYING

B. FROM JEALOUS ATTITUDES THAT DISHONOR CHRIST

C. FROM THE OLD LIFE, TO NEWNESS OF CHRIST

IV. IT IS TIME TO DRESS FOR THE DAY

A. EPH 6:13

B. 2 CORIN. 6:1-10

C. PUT ON THE WHOLE ARMOUR OF GOD

D. PUT ON THE CHRISTIAN CHARACTER, AND KEEP IT ON

E. DRESSED UP AND SOME PLACE TO GO.

V. IT IS TIME TO WALK HONESTLY

A. LIVE AS IF CHRIST MAY COME AT ANY MOMENT

B. LIVE ABOVE SINFUL AND WORLDLY PEOPLE

C. LIVE IN A RIGHT RELATIONSHIP TO GOD, CHURCH, OTHERS

D. LIVE IN AN INFLUENTIAL MANNER, CHANGE THE WORLD FOR CHRIST

VI. IT IS TIME TO LIVE

A. LIVE GODLY, FOR GOD, IN THE LIGHT

B. LIVE WISELY HE THAT WINNETH SOULS IS WISE

C. LIVE FAITHFULLY FULL OF FAITH AND GOOD WORKS

D. LIVE HEALTHY FEASTING ON THE RICHES OF GOD

E. LIVE HOLY WHO SHALL ASCEND TO THE HOLY HILL OF GOD?

HE THAT HATH CLEAN HANDS AND A PURE HEART

SEARCH THE SCRIPTURES

JOHN 5:39.... “.SEARCH THE SCRIPTURES, FOR IN THEM YOU THINK YOU

HAVE ETERNAL LIFE.”

ACTS 17:11... “THE CHRISTIANS OF BEREA RECIEVED THE WORD WITH ALL

READINESS OF MIND AND SEARCHED THE SCRIPTURES DAILY

WHETHER THINGS WERE SO”

II TIM. 2:15... “STUDY TO SHOW THYSELF APPROVED UNTO GOD, A WORK-

MAN THAT NEEDETH NOT TO BE ASHAMED, RIGHTLY DIVIDING

THE WORD OF TRUTH”

II TIM. 3:15.. “THAT FROM A CHILD, THOU HAS KNOWN THE HOLY

SCRIPTURES, THAT ALL SCRIPTURE IS GIVEN BY INSPIRATION

OF THE HOLY SPIRIT”

PSALM 119:9.. “ WHEREWITHAL SHALL A YOUNG MAN CLEANSE HIS WAY?

BY TAKING HEED THERETO ACCORDING TO THY WORD”

I CORIN 3:1,2...PAUL TELLS PEOPLE IN A CHURCH TO LAUNCH OUT INTO

THE DEEP. THEY HAVE BEEN ON MILK LONG ENOUGH. TANTRUMS,

SULKING, FOOT STOMPING, CRYING, SELF-CENTERED, AND IT

IS ENOUGH!! GET SOME MEAT AND STRONG Will power.

NOT ONLY ONCE, AND LONG AGO,

THERE ON GOLGOTHA’S RUGGED SIDE

HAS CHRIST THE LORD BEEN CRUCIFIED

BECAUSE HE LOVED A LOST WORLD SO,


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