Sermons on Salvation

Sermons on Salvation

Song of Songs 3:1-5

In the Song of Songs 3:1-5 the Shulamite searches desperately for her beloved and finds him.  When she finds him she will not let him go though she knows that love must wait for its proper time.  As the Shulamite searches for her beloved, the one her soul loves, so ought the Christian search for Christ, the one his soul loves.

Song of Songs 2:8-17

In the Song of Songs 2:8-17 the Shulamite describes the call of her beloved.  Her desire is to be with him and thus she responds by declaring her exclusive love for him.  This passage shows the need for men to pursue women in relationships, but even more, it shows God’s pursuit of His people and their need to respond to Him in love.  God calls you by the preaching of the gospel.  Turn and be saved.

Deuteronomy 23:1-18

Deuteronomy 23:1-18 shows that anyone who comes into the presence of God must be holy.  These laws restricting access to God and regulating holiness and purity remained in place until the coming of Christ who has so thoroughly cleansed his people that they now have perfect access into his presence.

Matthew 7:24-29

In Matthew 7:24-29, Jesus describes two kinds of people, the wise person and the foolish person. Both hear the Word of God, but only one is wise. What is the difference?  The wise person not only hears the Word of God, but also puts it into practice. Hearing the Word does not make one a Christian. The true Christian is a “doer” of the Word, not a hearer only.  Only the doers of the Word will be saved on the…

Matthew 7:13-14

In Matthew 7:13-14 Christ begins his concluding exhortations for the Sermon on the Mount.  He exhorts his listeners to enter by the narrow gate. In doing this Christ puts two options before everyone: life and death.  There is a broad way that leads to death and a narrow way that leads to life.  How do you enter the narrow gate? Faith in Christ. How do you walk on the narrow way?  Walking in obedience to Christ.

Matthew 7:1-6

“Judge not, lest you be judged.” This verse from Matthew 7 is probably the most misquoted and applied verse in the Bible.  Typically it is used to denounce Christians for pointing out sin in the world.  This, however, is required in the gospel.  What does the verse mean? Fundamentally it means that one ought not to judge with a measure that one is not willing to see applied to oneself. Ultimately this measure is to be the Word of God,…

Deuteronomy 15:19-23

In Deuteronomy 15:19-23 Moses gives the law concerning offering the firstborn of an Israelite’s clean animals to God, emphasizing that the animals used in sacrifice must also be without blemish.  This law builds on the theology of the Passover and Exodus where God redeemed His people so as to spare the firstborn of Israel through the blood of a lamb.  This law was meant to be a reminder of what it takes to make an atonement whereby the people of…