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Sermon “Salvation, Why is it Necessary?’
Text; Hebrews 2:3
 3 how shall we escape if we neglect so great a salvation, which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed to us by those who heard Him,

Introduction,
  Salvation is “the work of the Savior for the redemption of lost mankind”.
 Is such an old truth still necessary today? Do church’s still teach that we must be saved? What does that mean?

We will begin today a four part series on this truth and then give examples of such “Salvation”.

The Necessity of Salvation:
I.Man is a Created yet an Eternal Being
A.We have a definite beginning but we have no ending.
B.Genesis 4: 1 – 2
  4 Now Adam knew Eve his wife, and she conceived and bore Cain, and said, “I have acquired a man from the Lord.” 2 Then she bore again, this time his brother Abel. Now Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.

Hebrews 5:9 
 9 And having been perfected, He became the author of eternal salvation to all who obey Him,

1 John 2:25
  25 And this is the promise that He has promised us—eternal life.

Romans 6:23
23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

C.Man was created with three parts. 
 Body- Matthew 6:22
 22 “The lamp of the body is the eye. If therefore your eye is good, your whole body will be full of light.

  Soul -Jeremiah 31:25
 25 For I have satiated the weary soul, and I have replenished every sorrowful soul.”

 Spirit- Romans 8:16
 16 The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God,

II.Man is Born in need of Sin Forgiven
A.We are born with a sin nature and at a certain age we will choose to sin. (Acts)

B.Psalm 51:5 
5 Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity,
And in sin my mother conceived me.

 Romans 5:12
12 Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned—

C.1 Peter 3:18
 18 For Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive by the Spirit,


  John 3:16
16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

D.Joshua 24:15 
15 And if it seems evil to you to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of [a]the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”

 Hebrews 11:25 
25 choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God than to enjoy the passing pleasures of sin,

III.Man Must Have A Savior to have Salvation
A.God the Son is our only option of Salvation. (to be saved from our sins)

B.Acts 4:12 
 12 Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”

 2 Corinthians 5: 18 – 19 
 18 Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation, 19 that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation.

  Romans 5: 17 – 18 
 17 For if by the one man’s offense death reigned through the one, much more those who receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ.)
18 Therefore, as through one man’s offense judgment came to all men, resulting in condemnation, even so through one Man’s righteous act the free gift came to all men, resulting in justification of life.

 
  Conclusion – Are we reminded of why our friends and family must have Salvation?



January 17, 2021
Salvation part 2 Why was the Death of Christ Necessary?
Text: Genesis 3:21  
21 Also for Adam and his wife the Lord God made tunics of skin, and clothed them.

  Isaiah 61:10 
10 I will greatly rejoice in the Lord,
My soul shall be joyful in my God;
For He has clothed me with the garments of salvation,
He has covered me with the robe of righteousness,
As a bridegroom decks himself with ornaments,
And as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.
 
Introduction - Review of last week;
Salvation - Why is it Still Necessary?

  Man is created yet eternal 
 Romans 6:23
 23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Man is born in Sin
 Psalm 51:5
 5 Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity,
And in sin my mother conceived me.

Man is in need of a Savior 
1 Peter 3:18
18 For Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive by the Spirit,


Jesus is a Savior 
 Acts 4:12
 12 Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”

 
Today, Why did Christ Need to Die?
 
I.It Portrayed The Sacrifice / Substitution For Man’s Sin

A.Mark 10:45  
 45 For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.”

2 Corinthians 5:21  
 21 For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

1 Peter 3:18
18 For Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive by the Spirit,

B.The Cross , “Dies in place of , In Benefit of”

II.It Provided A Redemption For Sin
A.Galatians 5:1  
5 Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage. 

 Hebrews 9:12
 12 Not with the blood of goats and calves, but with His own blood He entered the Most Holy Place once for all, having obtained eternal redemption.

 Titus 2:14
 14 who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself His own special people, zealous for good works.

B.“to buy or purchase, to remove from market place, to loose”

III.It Paid for a Cleansing for Sin
A.Isaiah 1:18  
18 “Come now, and let us reason together,”
Says the Lord,
“Though your sins are like scarlet,
They shall be as white as snow;
Though they are red like crimson,
They shall be as wool.

  Luke 22:20
 20 Likewise He also took the cup after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood, which is shed for you.

  1 John 1:7 – 10 
 7 But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.
8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us.


B.“cleansing, purifying work of the Blood of Christ”

Conclusion - The song asks ,”what can wash away our sin?
 nothing but the Blood of Jesus ,,, “
Yes, still today !!  





January 24, 2021
Salvation #3 “ Benefits of the Cross” part A

Text: 1 John 2: 1 – 2
2 My little children, these things I write to you, so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. 2 And He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the whole world.

Introduction – Today is the third sermon in the Look at Salvation.
  First week, Why is Salvation Necessary?
  Romans 6:23 
23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

  Second week, Why did Jesus need to Die?  
Acts 4:12 
12 Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”

Today begins a two week look at some of the benefits of the Cross.

I.Propitiation – For God’s Satisfaction
A.God is a Loving God but also He demands justice. He even can
Issue punishment with a severe hand

B.God’s side of justice demands satisfaction, the cross makes that possible.

C.1 John 2: 1 – 2 
2 My little children, these things I write to you, so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. 2 And He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the whole world.

  Romans 3:25
  25 whom God set forth as a propitiation by His blood, through faith, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His forbearance God had passed over the sins that were previously committed,

  Luke 18:13
 13 And the tax collector, standing afar off, would not so much as raise his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me a sinner!’

D.Mankind’s debt was paid by Christ death.


II.Justification – For God’s Pardon
A.A personal belief in Christ as Savior takes God’s Satisfaction in general to a personal forgiveness (justification) ,

B.“Just as we had never sinned” Beck

C.Romans 3: 24 – 25
24 being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, 25 whom God set forth as a propitiation by His blood, through faith, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His forbearance God had passed over the sins that were previously committed,

  Galatians 3: 6 – 9
 6 just as Abraham “believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.” 7 Therefore know that only those who are of faith are sons of Abraham. 8 And the Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel to Abraham beforehand, saying, “In you all the nations shall be blessed.” 9 So then those who are of faith are blessed with believing Abraham.

D.We must all receive “justification”


III.Adoption – For Being God’s Family
A.“The becoming a legal member of a new family. Freedom from
One’s past ties”

B.Galatians 4: 1 – 5 
 4 Now I say that the heir, as long as he is a child, does not differ at all from a slave, though he is master of all, 2 but is under guardians and stewards until the time appointed by the father. 3 Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage under the elements of the world. 4 But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law, 5 to redeem those who were under the law, that we might receive the adoption as sons.

  Romans 8: 14 – 17
14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. 15 For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba,Father.” 16 The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, 17 and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together.

C.Legally moving in position from a slave of sin to the security of family.

Conclusion – Thank you Jesus for the suffering of the cross.




January 31, 2021
.Salvation pt. 4 “Benefit of the Cross” part B

Text: 1 Corinthians 6:11
 11 And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God.

Introduction – Was making the claim that we must be “Saved”, all of us true?
 Is salvation Necessary?
Yes, it is!! John 3:3 “We must be born again, all of us who choose to accept Christ as our Savior.
Today we our looking at some of the Benefits offered Believers of the Cross.

I.Regeneration – New Person
A.New Birth, Person, future

B.Titus 3:5
 5 not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit,

 2 Corinthians 5:17
17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.

  James 1:21 
21 Therefore lay aside all filthiness and overflow of wickedness, and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.

C.Saving one from who we are to changing us to be in Christ!!


II.Sanctification – New Position and Purity
A.New Position (new creature)

B.New Purity (Surrender to Purity of Focus)

C.Hebrews 10:10
 10 By that will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.

  1 Corinthians 6:11 
 11 And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God.

  1 Thessalonians 4: 3 – 6
 3 For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you should abstain from sexual immorality; 4 that each of you should know how to possess his own vessel in sanctification and honor, 5 not in passion of lust, like the Gentiles who do not know God; 6 that no one should take advantage of and defraud his brother in this matter, because the Lord is the avenger of all such, as we also forewarned you and testified.

  1 John 3: 1 – 3
3 Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God! Therefore the world does not know us, because it did not know Him. 2 Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is. 3 And everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure.


III.Glorification
A.New Paradise

B.Abundant life to eternal life because of Salvation!!!

C.Revelations 21:4
 4 And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.”

 Revelations 21:27  
27 But there shall by no means enter it anything that defiles, or causes an abomination or a lie, but only those who are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life.

 Philippians 3:20 – 21 
 20 For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, 21 who will transform our lowly body that it may be conformed to His glorious body, according to the working by which He is able even to subdue all things to Himself.

 1 John 3:2
2 Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is.

Conclusion – Thank You Jesus for the Cross!!!!




February 7, 2021
Salvation part five

Text: 1 John 1:9
9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Introduction - This is our 5th look at just why and how salvation is necessary even today.

Today we look at just how one is saved, receives Salvation. Here goes;

“How Can I Be Saved”?

I.Confession
A.Acknowledgment of our need to be saved.

B.1 John 1:9
9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

 Proverbs 28:13  
13 He who covers his sins will not prosper,
But whoever confesses and forsakes them will have mercy.

 Psalms 32:5 
5 I acknowledged my sin to You,
And my iniquity I have not hidden.
I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the Lord,”
And You forgave the iniquity of my sin. Selah



II.Repentance
A.Acknowledgment of sin to being sorry for our sin

B.Acts 3:19
19 Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord,

 Acts 17:30  
30 Truly, these times of ignorance God overlooked, but now commands all men everywhere to repent,

  Luke 13:30
30 And indeed there are last who will be first, and there are first who will be last.”


III.Believe
A.Faith to believe that Christ can forgive our guilt(sins)

B.1 Thessalonians 2:13
13 For this reason we also thank God without ceasing, because when you received the word of God which you heard from us, you welcomed it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which also effectively works in you who believe.

  1 Timothy 4:10 
 10 For to this end we both labor and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Savior of all men, especially of those who believe.


Acts 16:31
 31 So they said, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household.”


IV.Receive
A. Accepting what faith in Jesus can do for us personally

B.John 1:12
12 But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name:

Revelations 3:20  
20 Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.

Conclusion - Remember the verse Hebrews 2:3 
3 how shall we escape if we neglect so great a salvation, which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed to us by those who heard Him,

“How can we escape so great Salvation?”

We can’t if we plan on going to Eternal life and not eternal death. 
 Do you know you are saved?




February 14, 2021
The Believers First Priority
Text: 1 John 4:7 – 11
7 Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. 8 He who does not love does not know God, for God is love. 9 In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him. 10 In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. 11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.

Introduction – I have been a to- do list type of guy for some time. In my life does anything come before a proper love of God and others? There are many items that one’s list should include, but nothing should replace “Loving God”.  
Let’s learn about this today;

I.The Command to Love
A.Mark 12: 29 – 31
 29 Jesus answered him, “The first of all the commandments is: ‘Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one. 30 And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ This is the first commandment. 31 And the second, like it, is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”

B.“mind, a thinking through to comprehension, studying with focus and concern”

C.Perfect (pure) love of God





D.Love of our neighbor ( Deuteronomy 10:19)
 19 Therefore love the stranger, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.

II.The Commitment to Love
A.Revelation 2: 2 – 5
 2 “I know your works, your labor, your patience, and that you cannot bear those who are evil. And you have tested those who say they are apostles and are not, and have found them liars; 3 and you have persevered and have patience, and have labored for My name’s sake and have not become weary. 4 Nevertheless I have this against you, that you have left your first love. 5 Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent and do the first works, or else I will come to you quickly and remove your lampstand from its place—unless you repent.

B.“desire to move, a step out of position , a sorrow that is most important”

C.Works, labor, patience!!

D.Stay focus so our light is not removed!


III.The Commission to Love
A.1 John 3: 16 – 18  
 16 By this we know love, because He laid down His life for us. And we also ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. 17 But whoever has this world’s goods, and sees his brother in need, and shuts up his heart from him, how does the love of God abide in him?
18 My little children, let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth.

  James 2: 16 – 18
 16 and one of you says to them, “Depart in peace, be warmed and filled,” but you do not give them the things which are needed for the body, what does it profit? 17 Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.
18 But someone will say, “You have faith, and I have works.” Show me your faith without your works, and I will show you my faith by my works.

B.Love in action

C.Mature / Complete

D.To love without defeat!

Conclusion - Please make God your greatest focus!!   



February 28, 2021