Sermon About Salvation: Do not neglect

 Sermon About Salvation: Do not neglect

Those  Who Neglecet Salavation

Men may neglect salvation from sins or they may show lack of concern about their eternal salvation

Salvation is so important that it dare not be neglected
  • “Neglect” indicates a lack of sufficient attention
  • “Neglect” is not rebellion, but indifference
Therefore we must give the more earnest heed to the things we have heard, lest we drift away.

For if the word spoken through angels proved steadfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just reward, how shall we escape if we neglect so great a salvation, which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed to us by those who heard Him

Hebrews 2
  • Observational Facts
  • Salvation can be neglected
  • Salvation is an individual’s responsibility
  • If salvation is neglected, we cannot escape Heaven’s penalty
What Are The Dangers Of Neglect?
  • The danger of being hardened by sin (Heb. 3:12-13)
  • The danger of the judgment day (Heb. 9:27)
  • The danger of the wrath of God (Heb. 10:26-31)

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I. Our Salvation Through Jesus Christ (2 Peter 1:11)

Our journey begins with the recognition that our salvation is entirely grounded in the person and work of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. As 2 Peter 1:11 reminds us, He is the one who has made our salvation possible. It's crucial to understand that our salvation is not achieved through our own efforts, but it's a gift of grace that Jesus offers to us.

Salvation Involves being “raised up together with Christ” (Eph. 2:6-7)

Explained As Salvation By Grace Through Faith (Eph. 2:4-10)

Begins with the great love of God (v. 4). Grace & mercy are founded upon the great love God has for all (Jn. 3:16; Rom. 5:6). This love is not because of who we are, but who God is (1 Jn. 4:8-10). Involves the “rich mercy” of God (v. 4)

II. Salvation from Sin and the Soul's Destination (Ezekiel 18:20, Proverbs 8:36, Romans 6:23)

The second dimension of our exploration delves into the significance of salvation for our souls. Sin, with its dire consequences, directly affects the destination of our souls. Ezekiel 18:20, Proverbs 8:36, and Romans 6:23 emphasize the link between sin and the eternal outcome of our souls. Salvation not only provides forgiveness but also ensures a new destiny for those who believe.

“Mercy” is defined by Vine as “the outward manifestation of pity”. Available to all (cf. 1 Tim. 2:3-4; 2 Peter 3:9). Involves being “quickened … together” with Christ (Eph. 2:5)
Those who were dead are made alive (Eph. 2:1). The “with Christ” aspect is fully explained in Colossians 2:11-13

III. Jesus' Purpose: Delivering the Gospel for Soul Salvation (Acts 10:34-43)

The third facet of our journey highlights Jesus' purpose in delivering the gospel for the salvation of souls. Acts 10:34-43 showcases the heart of the gospel message—Jesus' life, death, and resurrection, all aimed at reconciling us with God and securing the salvation of our souls. This gospel proclamation continues to resonate through generations, calling all to repentance and faith.

IV. Salvation and the Inseparable Call to Obedience (Philippians 2:12)

The fourth perspective underscores the inseparable nature of salvation and obedience. Philippians 2:12 reminds us that salvation cannot be separated from obedience. As recipients of God's grace, we are called to respond with a life of obedience to His Word. Obedience is not a means of earning salvation, but a heartfelt response to the transformative power of God's grace in our lives.

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V. Salvation: A Goal for the Soul (Hebrews 10:39)

Our journey begins with understanding salvation as a goal for the soul. Hebrews 10:39 urges us to believe to the saving of our souls. This emphasizes the depth and significance of salvation as a goal to be pursued, a treasure to be cherished, and a transformative journey that leads us toward eternal life in Christ.

VI. Salvation: Available to All (1 Timothy 2:4, Acts 17:30, 2 Peter 3:9)

The second dimension of our exploration focuses on the inclusivity of salvation. It is not a limited offer but a universal invitation. 1 Timothy 2:4, Acts 17:30, and 2 Peter 3:9 emphasize that salvation is possible for all. God's desire is that none should perish but that all should come to repentance. This underscores the incredible love and grace extended to every human soul.

VII. Salvation: A Promise of Eternal Hope (1 Peter 1:3-5)

The third facet of our journey unveils the promise of eternal salvation. In 1 Peter 1:3-5, we discover that our salvation is not transient but secured by the resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is an inheritance imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for us. This promise brings a hope that transcends the challenges of this world and anchors us in the eternal.

We should refer back to Ephesians 1:20. Speaks of a position in a spiritual realm. We enjoy specialized blessings now (Eph. 1:3)
Even more “in that which is to come” (Eph. 1:21). Involves “faith” and not meritorious works (vv. 8-9)

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As we conclude, let us embrace the full scope of salvation—a journey that encompasses the work of Christ, the rescue of our souls from sin's grip, the proclamation of the gospel, and the call to obedient living. Salvation is not just a one-time event; it's a continuous transformation that shapes our thoughts, desires, and actions.
  • Salvation is first and foremost “by grace”
  • Salvation is “the gift of God”
  • Salvation is “according to His mercy He saved us...” (Titus 3:5)
  • Salvation is not without obedience (Heb. 5:9)
  • Salvation is not an “entitlement”
  • Salvation is by grace through faith which includes “an appeal to God for a good conscience” (1 Peter 3:21, NASB, ESV)
May we never take for granted the incredible gift of salvation that Jesus has secured for us. Let our lives reflect gratitude for this salvation by living in obedience to our loving Father. Through salvation, our souls find redemption, purpose, and eternal hope. May we share this transformative message with the world, inviting them to experience the life-changing power of Jesus Christ

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