Summary: Are you washed in the blood? The soul cleansing blood of the Lamb. Are you renewed within by the power of the holy ghost? Repent, change, submit to Christ and the cross, accept God’s free gift of life to all who believe.
2011.05.15.Sermon.Washed and Renewed
Are you washed in the blood? The soul cleansing blood of the Lamb.
Are you renewed within by the power of the holy ghost?
Repent, change, submit to Christ and the cross, accept God’s free gift of life to all who believe.
REMEMBER THIS...put them in mind – to remember.
1 Put them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers, to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work,
2 To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, shewing all meekness unto all men.
3 For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another.
SALVATION HAS COME AND BRINGS NEW LIFE
4 But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared,
5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;
6 Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour;
7 That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
BY HIS MERCY, HE SAVES US
BY HIS BLOOD, HE SETTLED THE DEBT
BY THE WASHING OF HIS BLOOD, HE HAS MADE US NEW
BY MAKING US NEW, HE HAS GIVEN US THE HOLY GHOST
WITH THE HOLY GHOST, WE CAN SERVE HIM IN SPIRIT AND IN TRUTH
WE ARE OF HIM, BY HIM AND THROUGH HIM...SAVED
MADE CHILDREN WITH INHERITANCE WITH THE HOPE OF ETERNAL LIFE.
WE HAVE BEEN RENEWED
2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
HAVING BEEN MADE NEW, RENEWED AND WASHED.
WE MUST REMAIN CLEAN. PRESERVING
1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
MAINTAIN GOOD AND AFFIRM CONSTANTLY. BE FRUITFUL
8 This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that thou affirm constantly, that they which have believed in God might be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable unto men.
9 But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain.
10 A man that is an heretick after the first and second admonition reject;
11 Knowing that he that is such is subverted, and sinneth, being condemned of himself.
12 When I shall send Artemas unto thee, or Tychicus, be diligent to come unto me to Nicopolis: for I have determined there to winter.
13 Bring Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their journey diligently, that nothing be wanting unto them.
14 And let ours also learn to maintain good works for necessary uses, that they be not unfruitful.
15 All that are with me salute thee. Greet them that love us in the faith. Grace be with you all. Amen.
AFFIRM CONSTANTLY. MAINTAIN GOOD.
1 I will sing of mercy and judgment: unto thee, O LORD, will I sing.
2 I will behave myself wisely in a perfect way. O when wilt thou come unto me? I will walk within my house with a perfect heart.
3 I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me.
4 A froward heart shall depart from me: I will not know a wicked person.
5 Whoso privily slandereth his neighbour, him will I cut off: him that hath an high look and a proud heart will not I suffer.
6 Mine eyes shall be upon the faithful of the land, that they may dwell with me: he that walketh in a perfect way, he shall serve me.
7 He that worketh deceit shall not dwell within my house: he that telleth lies shall not tarry in my sight.
8 I will early destroy all the wicked of the land; that I may cut off all wicked doers from the city of the LORD.
WHAT IS THE PROMISE? THIS HOPE THAT WE LOOK TOWARD? WE ARE TO KEEP WATCH, UNLIKE THOSE WHO CONTINUE LIFE AS USUAL.
CHANGING THE WAY WE THINK, ACT AND LIVE.
3 Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee.
4 Thou hast a few names even in Sardis which have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with me in white: for they are worthy.