Know What You're Saved From!
Speaker: Tom Leonard, January 20, 2019
1Put them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers, to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work, 2To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, shewing all meekness unto all men. 3For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another. 4But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared, 5Not 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; 6Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour; 7That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life. (KJV)
10For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life. (KJV)
1And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins; 2Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience: 3Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others. 4But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, 5Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) (KJV)
1The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good. (KJV)
3Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. 4Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born? 5Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. 6That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. (KJV)
Know What You’re Saved From!
We have to know what we were saved from, and what we are called to now!
The Gospel (Good News) in a nutshell: (five finger Gospel) “Jesus Christ died & was raised so that you & I could be forgiven and live a new life.”
C&MA – We are a world-wide Alliance of like-minded disciples who Exalt Jesus Christ as Savior, Sanctifier, Healer & Coming King; and we are committed to complete His Commission.
*EACH ONE REACH ONE in 2019!
1. We were foolish, disobedient, deceived and enslaved by passions and pleasures. (verse 3)
> therefore we were enemies of God > Romans 5:10
*Ephesians 2:1-3 > Dead in sin v.1; Dominated by the world, our flesh, and the Devil v.2-3; Damned by God’s wrath v.3.
2. How does God save us from this dilemma? verses 5-6
> Basis? = Kindness & Love - v.4)
*Washing of rebirth & renewal by the Holy Spirit. v. 5
v. 6 Poured out upon us thru Jesus Christ our Savior =the Gospel!
3. How are we to now live? (verses 1-2, 8)
*v.8 Devote ourselves to doing what is good! > verses 1-2