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Sermon About Salvation: Do not neglect

 Sermon About Salvation: Do not neglect

Those  Who Neglecet Salavation

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
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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)

The Helmet of Salvation
Paul uses the same language found in Isaiah 59:17
Paul says the same thing in 1 Thess. 5:8
The Helmet of Salvation
Past salvation protects from the fatal blow of sin (Lk. 1:77; Acts 4:12)
Present salvation protects from the fatal blow of worldliness (2 Cor. 7:10; Phil. 2:12; 1 Pet. 2:2)
Future (hope) salvation protects from fatal blow of apostasy (1 Thess. 5:8-9; 2 Tim. 2:10; Heb. 9:28; 1 Pet. 1:5, 9)

“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

Salvation in Peter’s Sermon (vv. 14-36)

A. Explanation of the events (vv. 14-21)
B. Jesus is raised from the dead (vv. 22-36)
1. The one you crucified is raised (vv. 22-24)
2. David prophesied of this (vv. 25-31)
3. He is now exalted as both Lord & Christ (vv. 32-26)
What they heard:
Conviction of sin
Evidence of Res. of Christ

Response Of The Multitude (vv. 37-41)
IV. The Disciples Continued In The Apostles Doctrine (vv. 42-47)
Acts 2
“The Beginning”
A. They asked what to do (vv. 37-40)
a. Repent & be baptized for rem. (vv. 38-39)
b. Save yourself (v. 40)
B. They gladly received word & obeyed (v. 41)
What they were told:
Sermon About Salvation: Do not neglect

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

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)
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)

 
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