HE CHOSE THE NAILS--PART V
SERMON TITLE: I WILL NEVER STOP LOVING YOU
SERMON THEME: BEING PUT RIGHT WITH GOD
SERMON TEXT: ROMANS 6:22-23
INTRODUCTION: THE CROSS IS A SYMBOL OF THE CHRISTIAN FAITH THAT
PROCLAIMS GOD'S LOVE FOR ALL.
I CORINTHIANS 1:18
18 For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
· THE CROSS IS WHERE THE FOOLISHNESS OF GOD REQUIRES THE FAITH OF MEN AND WOMEN.
22 But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the benefit you reap leads to holiness, and the result is eternal life. 23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in[a] Christ Jesus our Lord.
I) THE CROSS IS GOD'S PROCLAMATION.
I JOIHN 4:9
9 This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.
A) OF TRUTH
12 Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.”
B) OF LOVE
16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.
· GOD GAVE HIS ONE AND ONLY SON BECAUSE OF HIS GREAT LOVE FOR THE WORLD.
II) THE CROSS IS GOD'S INVITATION.
I CORINTHIANS 1:25-26; 30
25 For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength. 26 Brothers and sisters, think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth.
30 It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God—that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption.
A) TO TRUST
5 Trust in
the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
6 in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight.
B) TO TRIUMPH
31 What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?
· VICTORY DOES NOT COME FROM YOUR STRENGTH, VICTORY COMES FROM YOUR SURRENDER.
I JOHN 5:4
4 for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith.
CONCLUSION: WHEN YOU SURRENDER TO THE POWER OF GOD YOU ARE SAVED FROM THE PENALTY OF SIN, THE POWER OF SIN, AND THE PRESENCE OF SIN.
I CORINTHIANS 15:57
57 But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.