Salvation

Visalia First
September 9, 2017
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09/10/2017 Visalia First: The Church of Sardis
By: Mike D. Robertson
Lead Pastors | Mike & Karen Robertson
http://bible.com/events/276764
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Revelation 3:4-6 NASB
But you have a few people in Sardis who have not soiled their garments; and they will walk with Me in white, for they are worthy. He who overcomes will thus be clothed in white garments; and I will not erase his name from the book of life, and I will confess his name before My Father and before His angels. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.’
http://bible.com/100/rev.3.4-6.NASB

Biblical Reasons You Should Be Concerned About Losing Your Salvation

1. Many have been falsely lured into believing they are “in” Christ when they are only “NEAR” to Christ.

Matthew 7:21 NLT
“Not everyone who calls out to me, ‘Lord! Lord!’ will enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Only those who actually do the will of my Father in heaven will enter.
http://bible.com/116/mat.7.21.NLT

Biblical Reasons You Should Be Concerned About Losing Your Salvation

2. Some who have FALLEN away can no longer be saved.

Hebrews 6:4-6 NIV
It is impossible for those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, who have shared in the Holy Spirit, who have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the coming age and who have fallen away, to be brought back to repentance. To their loss they are crucifying the Son of God all over again and subjecting him to public disgrace.
http://bible.com/111/heb.6.4-6.NIV

Biblical Reasons You Should Be Concerned About Losing Your Salvation

3. Deliberate SINNING jeopardizes your salvation.

Hebrews 10:26 NLT
Dear friends, if we deliberately continue sinning after we have received knowledge of the truth, there is no longer any sacrifice that will cover these sins.
http://bible.com/116/heb.10.26.NLT

Biblical Reasons Why You Can Live With Assurance Of Your Salvation

1. Our salvation is secured by the Son and PROTECTED by the Father.

John 10:27-29 NIV
My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all ; no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand.
http://bible.com/111/jhn.10.27-29.NIV

Biblical Reasons Why You Can Live With Assurance Of Your Salvation

2. Our salvation has been SEALED by Holy Spirit.

Ephesians 1:13 NIV
And you also were included in Christ when you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation. When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit,
http://bible.com/111/eph.1.13.NIV

Biblical Reasons Why You Can Live With Assurance Of Your Salvation

3. Our salvation is based on grace not WORKS.

Ephesians 2:8-9 NIV
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast.
http://bible.com/111/eph.2.8-9.NIV

Biblical Ways To Evaluate Your Salvation

1. If your salvation has never really CHANGED you, it never really saved you.

1 John 2:9 “They went out from us, but they did not really belong to us. For if they had belonged to us, they would have remained with us, but their going showed that none of them belonged to us.”

Biblical Ways To Evaluate Your Salvation

2. Has there been any indication of FRUIT in your life?

MATTHEW 3:8 AMP
So produce fruit that is consistent with repentance [demonstrating new behavior that proves a change of heart, and a conscious decision to turn away from sin];
http://bible.com/1588/mat.3.8.AMP

Biblical Ways To Evaluate Your Salvation

3. Have you obeyed the FIRST thing Jesus told you to do?

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