“SO  GREAT  SALVATION”                                        HEBREWS  2: 1-8                                                                          Verse 3

 

The word “great” here means …. “magnitude; vast and mighty.”  No one who understands the doctrine of salvation would deny that salvation is the greatest thing in the world.  If a person is not saved, nothing else really matters. 

SALVATION …… Sin wrought it; God thought it; the Devil fought it; Jesus bought it; the Word taught it; the Holy Spirit brought it; Faith sought it, and “thank God”, I caught it!

I.      Salvation is great because of our CAPTAIN ………… Hebrews 2:9, 10      Salvation is a PERSON … Not a THING

2.     Salvation is great because of what it COST ………… Hebrews 9:22; Hebrews 9:11-15, 23-28;   I Peter 1:18,19

3.     Salvation is great because of its CONTENTS ………. Deliverance from …. Penalty of Sin; Power of Sin; Presence of Sin

4.     Salvation is great because of its COMPASSION …. Lamentations 3:22; Psalm 78:38; Matthew 9:36: LOVE completely

5.     Salvation is great because of its CONSTRAINING POWER …….. II Corinthians 5:14

6.     Salvation is great because of its CONSTRUCTION .. I Corinthians 3:9; Jude 20; II Corinthians 5:1; John 14:2; Ephesians 2:10

7.     Salvation is great because of its CALLING …………… Mark 2:17; I Thessalonians 5:24; Romans 10:12,13; I John 5:11-13

But, it is not so great unless it is YOURS!




Barnes Evangelistic Ministries

                              Sermon Outlines
css3menu.com css3menu.com

How To Make Menu In HTML by Css3Menu.com

css3menu.com

How To Make Menu In HTML by Css3Menu.com

“SOWER, SEED, SOIL”

Luke 8: 4 – 15

                Three things are developed in this parable – The Sower; the Seed; the Soil.   The “sower” is Jesus or the Christian soul winner.   The “seed” is the Word of God.   The “soil” is man’s heart.   The seed test the soil, not the other way around.  The soil is unpredictable.   There is four kinds of soil here:

1.      Verse 12 …………………….. “THE SOLID SOIL”  …………………………… Is hard to plow (Proverbs 13:15)

2.     Verse 13 ……………….. “THE SHALLOW SOIL”   …………………. Has no life system (Matthew 13:21; Romans 11:16)

3.      Verse 14 …………………….. “THE STRANGLED SOIL”   ………………… No lasting fruit (1 John 2:15-17)

4.      Verse 15 …………………….. “THE SOFT SOIL”  ……………………………. Abundant fruitfulness (John 15:1-5)

May we search our hearts and see what kind of “soil” we find.  God’s will is for all His children have hearts of “soft” soil, (Job 23:16; Psalm 22:14).

 

“The Marks of a Great Church”

I Thessalonians 1:1-10

God has chosen the local New Testament church to work through today and until Jesus comes back. The church is the body of Christ (Colossians 1:18); the bride of Christ (Revelation 22:17); the pillar and ground of truth (I Timothy 3:15). Nothing like the church! Obviously, God wants His church to be a great church in doing His work.                                                              Here are some “marks of a great church.”

  1. A great church is an ENERGETIC church………………………..v. 1-3.
  2. A great church is an ELECT church………………………………v. 4, 5
  3. A great church is an EXAMPLE church…………………………..v. 6, 7
  4. A great church is an EVANGELISTIC church…………………....v. 8
  5. A great church is an EXPECTANT church………………………..v. 9, 10

The devil has no great interest in destroying the church; he would rather run it. People do not miss church services because they live too far from the building; they miss because they live too far from God.