Presentation on theme: "Receiving God’s gift of salvation and being born again is: coming when calledAs simple as coming when called. Matthew 11:28 Come unto me, all ye that."— Presentation transcript:
Receiving God’s gift of salvation and being born again is: coming when calledAs simple as coming when called. Matthew 11:28 Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. drinking water.As simple as drinking water. John 4:14 But whosoever drinks of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.
eating bread As simple as eating bread. John 6:35 And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst. entering a doorAs simple as entering a door. John 10:9 "I am the door; if anyone enters through Me, he shall be saved... receiving a gift * As simple as receiving a gift. Rom. 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
trust of a childAs simple as the trust of a child. Matthew 18:2-3 And He called a child to Himself and set him before them, 3 and said, "Truly I say to you, unless you are converted and become like children, you shall not enter the kingdom of heaven. believing in Jesus Christ * As simple as believing in Jesus Christ John 11:25-26 Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me shall live even if he dies, 26 and everyone who lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?"
too bigtoo greattoo magnanimoustoo nobletoo gracious People under-rate God and expect too little of Him. Our God cannot and will not cancel eternal life. What God gives, He does not take back. Our God is too big, too great, too magnanimous, too noble, too gracious to give us a gift that can be taken away or lost!
Justification is an eternal relationship with God based on His integrity, not ours. It is based upon our possessing His righteousness.
Romans 5:1-2 Therefore having been justified [part.ap] by faith, we have peace [security, prosperity] with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have obtained [v.rai] access by faith into this grace in which we stand [v.rai]; and we exult [v.pdi] in hope [confidence] of the glory of God [ultimate sanctification].
Ephesians 2:8-9 For by grace you have been saved [part. rp] through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; 9 not as a result of works, that no one should boast.
Once you realize that your eternal destiny is secure, your life changes. The fear, fretting, worry, anxiety, and dread is gone. That hollow feeling in the pit of your stomach when you think about death vanishes forever. Hebrews 2:15 [that He] might deliver those who through fear of death were subject to slavery all their lives.
To suggest that someone could lose their salvation, work for it, or maintain it, is an insult to our wonderful God and blasphemes the death of Christ on the cross. It cheapens, degrades and profanes the magnificent grace that He offers to us all.