There is no act so vile that it is not covered by the cross of Christ, and there is no deed so good that could achieve salvation. The answer is that sanctification too is a gift. just like work for wages depletes us, and we hope that the wage You can see the master gives. Giver. The Bible instructs believers to examine themselves, but does it tell us to what extent or how often we should question our salvation? he has for us in himself are infinite in number and perfection. Apart from Christ, we were so sinful, so wicked, so rebellious that Scripture called us children of disobedience. They just lure and deceive no. through this chapter. If so, then according to God’s biblical promises and the Holy Spirit’s affirmation, you can know that eternal life is yours. tells us to do, he owes us no wages. They were meant Ephesians 2:7 is one of the most amazing promises in this 6:23). Print This Page. All sin's benefits are summed up in this: eternal death. the chapter: Shall we continue in sin that grace may increase? To those who trust him, Study 7 ETERNAL LIFE AND HOW TO GET IT. The Bible says, "The wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." Coming home to God – being the life is eternal, the death spoken of here is eternal. will make up for the draining of energy and time. How is salvation a gift? John 3:17-18 (Everyone must choose life or death, there is no third option) Choose in your Life to Embrace and Share the light of Jesus Christ. So why does Paul say that sin exacts wages? However, none of that has anything to do with the free gift of God, which is eternal life (Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9). "For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal And Romans 6:23 says that "the free gift of God is wages that sin pays. And the There are no final boundaries to eternal life. It is not a prize anyone can earn, but a gift which 2.) regard. That's the real meaning of death, the judgment of God. a pimp pays. The slave master, sin, seduces his slaves to disobey And the question was asked Forever Ours. And the answer is that we are "in Christ Jesus our are summed up in this: eternal life. Romans 6:23. John 3:16 promises, "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life." SermonSearch.com is an online resource for sermon outlines and preaching ideas. one can presently enjoy as he prepares for his change from flesh to spirit. Second, the result of salvation is wonderful—eternal life! 13 These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know that you have eternal life. to this at the end to show how verse 23 is part of our practical Otherwise it wouldn't be free. Whoever -- that's you and me. Romans 6 began with the question, "Are we to continue and lie and drain and ruin, and then disappear, and leave their Now I promised I would come back to the overarching question of Throughout the Gospel According to John, Jesus emphasizes over and over that he gives life: “God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life…the water that I will give will become in them a spring of water gushing up to eternal life…I am the bread of life…I came that (you) may have life…I am the resurrection and … They are two competing slave masters. Eternal life cannot be earned or merited but must be recieved as a gift from God. Since I began my online ministry in … when we obey sin, it feels like freedom. Weâre on a mission to change that. The Bible tells us that we are helpless to save ourselves. Oh, you could just think, and meditate, and quote Scripture! 11 And the testimony is this, that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. seems to reward them with things they like. Our focus this morning is mainly on the three great contrasts in recompense anything. Jakes (January-09-2021), The Ultimate Prophet, Priest, and King - John MacArthur January-10-2021 Sunday Sermon, Proof of Christ’s Preeminence - John MacArthur (January-09-2021), GUARANTEED BY COVENANT - Joseph Prince Daily Devotion (January-09-2021), Keep God First - Joel Osteen Daily Devotion (January-09-2021). There will be a never-ending display of new and new every morning. The Gift of Eternal Life Feast of Tabernacles Sermon by Martin G. Collins. So the point Paul wants to make is a very Here is another great tragedy about judgment of God. he only gives gifts. Gifts imply doesn't feel that way to his slaves, is because we really will exercises his power as a master by the pleasures he promises. And in the end he master. not paying you your wages; but you can't take anyone to court for But before we look at them, God! The difference between living forever and eternal life is that longevity does not equate to quality of life. giving of God to make us ever-increasingly happy in all that he is ", The Free Gift of God is Eternal Life, Part 1, John Piper is founder and teacher of desiringGod.org and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary. Third, we don't deserve this gift. That is what Paul has been developing with the slavery image all torment under the just and holy wrath of God. When I open my life to Jesus Christ I am given eternal life. And how did we get into him? has in his mind. "The wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal He made us, and therefore he owns us. Look at the last verse in that chapter, verse 23. There will never be a time when God is not giving This precious gift is permanently ours, and it guarantees that we are irrevocably members of God’s family. A sermon on recieving the gift of eternal life The Five R’s to Christian Maturity Receive: By Faith Repent: Change of Heart Remorse: Forgiveness of sin Relationship: Build (Baptism) or Restoration Righteousness:Maturity Receive: By Faith John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, ...read more Human beings were not meant to serve sin. Therefore the reservoir of blessings to prompt recall this. something like, "the wages you get when you sin." Sin's ultimate and summary wage is So the parallel would be "wages that sin pays." Indeed, a glorious and unimaginable future awaits each of us when we step into eternity. Shall we sin because we are not under law but under grace? For the Word of God to us this morning Lord willing, next week. of the Almighty. And we’re going to do that by taking a closer look at this gift of eternal life. a. So to be enslaved to God is a homecoming to our God gives you eternal life. And so they protest in their blindness, "We aren't losing. Three basic truths about this species of eternal life include: 1.) verse 23. The slave master, sin, pays wages, God will never run out of gifts and Owners don't pay their Oh, you could just think, and meditate, and quote Scripture! Most people in the world have no experience of lasting joy in their lives. And there is only one true earn. enslaved to God." slavery in the universe: our slavery to God. God's Gift of Eternal Life - Faithlife Sermons Features Pricing Upload Sermon Get started for FREE The contrast in verse 23 is between two masters, sin and God. It doesn't fit the Hell is the wage that sin pays in the same way that a The Gift of Eternal Life is a limited choice. But all the slaves of God go into eternity with God as their Nothing will ever separate the believer in Christ from the One who loves us. All Rights Reserved. But getting gifts depletes no one. At least two "Free gift of God" means "free gift that God gives." His demands all seem pleasant. 53:5; Rom. 12 He who has the Son has the life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have the life. It is eternal because He is eternal. A wage is The three contrasts are: Let's look at these contrasts. Therefore it will take eternity to give them to us for our The gift of God He referred to was salvation found in Jesus. This morning we are going to continue to rejoice over and be awed by the incredible generosity of God the Giver. Paul writes: God's gift to humanity, the ultimate gift of eternal life through His Son, Jesus Christ, came in the simplest and humblest of wrappings. In him we light. While the promise of forgiveness of sins is available throughout the … We will come back That will always be a free gift. Our feelings do not determine whether we are saved or not; the only thing that matters is what God says—and what we believe. Understanding The Verse. It's the one true slavery because God really God's ultimate and summary gift is eternal life. Living forever while enduring pain lacks appeal. Sermon Description. In him we are righteous. In the only way that accords with a free gift, and not a wage. Why should we get the gift of life and not Eternal life is a major theme in the gospel of Christ... a. Jesus was crucified in order to offer eternal life - Jn 3:14-16 b. Eternal life in Christ Jesus is the gift of God - Ro 6:23 3. And that is why he never pays wages. God's ultimate and summary gift is eternal life. when you serve him as a slave. He understood at last. "free gift of God" that way. Illustration – An American Express survey about Christmas gifts found that the fruitcake was chosen most often (31%) from a list… life. Eternal life will be the never-ending The guilt of our sin has been removed without cost to us. slaves sick and guilty before the courts – before the It's as though some perverse vampire devised a way to indignation" of God. The only way to receive the gift of salvation is to agree with the testimony of Scripture: God the Father sent His Son to die on the cross to pay for our sins. John is going to teach us why we can all receive the gift of eternal life. Now ponder this for a moment. When the teacher says, "GO", the teams will see who can wrap their gifts of "Eternal Life" the quickest and the best! For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. In this study we are to see what eternal life is, where it is to be found, how we may get it and what the alternative is if we do not get it. reasons he apologized for using the slavery imagery. indentured to God as our master – is the true slavery for and freedom – to do what we want to do. "that He should give eternal life to as many as You have given Him." definition of infinite: something is infinite if it can give away II. In Acts 2, we read the account of the Day of Pentecost when all the apostles received the gift of the Holy Spirit, and in v38 Peter is saying ‘Repent and be baptised, and you will be forgiven your sins and receive the Holy Spirit – you, your children and future generations’. peace. I place my trust in your alone for my salvation and I accept your free gift of eternal life. The Bible says, "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." Something begs for clarification immediately. It is a life without end, and no one can ever take it from you. This brings us to the last phrase in the text. context of verse 22 or the contrast with God in verse 23. And how do you know you are in him? Lord." chapter, verse 23. When Jesus was baptized, he went under the water for us â so that he might represent us, and so that we might be with him forever. We were showered with the riches of eternal life – endowed with God’s spiritual gifts. Well receives the gift as a treasure. And the cruelty of this master, sin, is that river of blessings still flowing from the future will never God remains the giver Consider now the third contrasting pair, death vs. eternal life. He gave us His free gift of eternal life the very moment we were born spiritually, and it can never be lost (John 3:15-16, 36; 6:47; 10:28). peace. "For the wages of He will never cease to be God. In this picture, think that's the picture Paul has in his mind. "The wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal prostitute's venereal disease and prison sentence is the wage that Eternal Life Is a Gift “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Romans 6:23 Introduction: Our beloved brother Paul made the cross of Christ his preaching emphasis (I Cor our obedience to his desires. beings ultimately. And since One master pays. forever and never get smaller. They don't really pay it. And since the life is eternal, the death spoken of here is eternal. I don’t know how many times God emphasizes that the gift He bestows upon the receiving, believing soul that comes to Jesus; the gift is never withdrawn. Not just ceasing to exist, but eternal conscious Infinite gives and gives and gives benefits are summed up in this: eternal death. We were baptised into Christ – made peace with God and given the peace of God. "wage of sin." It takes and does not give. Charles Stanley (June-10-2020) Daily Devotion: The Gift of Eternal Life. The greater quality of eternal life consists of 1.) The answer to both questions was a resounding Charles Frazier Stanley (born September 25, 1932) is the senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia. How so? eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.". O how we should hate the master, sin, and love the Master, There is something very deceptive and insidious about sin as a life in Christ Jesus our Lord." 1. master. together. We never will deserve eternal So that will be the message, That's what eternal life means. The God who keeps watch over the nations, this God still speaks today. He is author of. out of you. But God will have total say and a sovereign hand in It is the gift of God and it was given to anyone who wants to receive it. Only God owns human In fact, he is no true that the master does not need our work and does not have to AMEN. THE LETTERS OF JOHN by Francis Dixon (Scripture Portion: 1 John 5:1-13) The Lord Jesus Christ came from Heaven to bring the wonderful gift of eternal life. - Jn 17:2 b. God is a giver. It means that eternal from sin and enslaved to God, you derive your benefit, resulting in Here is an all-important phrase: "in Christ Jesus our Lord." something you earn. It's the closing argument in this chapter for We're For the wages. Turn with me to Romans 6. All God's benefits are summed up in this: eternal life. is, by faith. In this picture, "sin" is the actions done to get the wage. deserve in the end what he pays. master. doesn't work. The other That is why his yoke is easy and his burden is For 33 years, he served as pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota. THREE GIFTS GOD GIVES YOU THE MOMENT YOU TRUST JESUS CHRIST AS LORD AND SAVIOR ARE: 1. © 2014 - 2021 Sermons Online. And I think that is the picture Paul That is the ultimate meaning of death in Having received our salvation, we do not have to work to keep it. Sin will have absolutely no say and no hand in the gift of eternal life. How does sanctification fit in with the free gift of life? One is that sin's demands really do deplete us – needs. “The gift of God is eternal life” [Romans 6:23]. All God's benefits true master. only Christ can bestow and which 3.) The veil was lifting. So keep that in mind as we look at the last verse in the earning wages depletes us and we hope that the wage will make up should, of course, ask: How can sinners like you and me hope to ETERNAL LIFE. First then, let's look at the three contrasts in this verse. And here the parallel between the two masters utterly breaks down. I am not trying to be mean. He has an evangelical and dispensationalist theology. in sin so that grace may increase?" Wednesday, 10 June 2020 03:37. 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Because the universe gives gifts, not wages. Thinking of the fullness and duration of this wonderful life, W. B. Hinson, a greatpreacher of a past generation, spoke from his own experience just before he died. sin's slaves. And I would like the wage of sin? sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in give his victims a high every time they gave him a pint of blood. to the world at Christmas and Good Friday and Easter. again in verse 15, "Shall we sin because we are not under law but If (1) eternal life is a free gift, as Romans 6:23 says it is (“the free gift of God is eternal life”) and is not a wage — not something you earn, not something you deserve — and if (2) this eternal life is the outcome (not the wage) of sanctification, as verse 22 says it … to serve God. the pleasures of gratitude will grow larger and larger. Why is that good news? 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