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“SING THEM OVER AGAIN TO ME; WONDERFUL WORDS OF LIFE”

24 Jan

  A BIBLICAL LOOK AT FIVE WONDERFUL FACTS!!

John 5:24

Intro.

1.  The wonders of God’s wisdom, knowledge & grace are boundless – Rom. 11:33-36.

2.  They are embodied & revealed in Jesus – Jno. 14:9-10.

3.  Jno. 5:24 – Jesus speaks of the wonders of God’s salvation. We marvel at what God has done & will do for all who believe & obey Jesus!

 

I.  WONDERFUL PRIVILEGE: HEARING THE WORD OF GOD.

A.  Our Access To God’s Word Should Cause Faith & Gratitude – 5:24; Rom. 10:17.

1.  Think of those who have never heard one gospel sermon – seen Bible.

2.  Our gratitude to God is expressed by believes & obeying it — taking advantage of our opportunities to hear it! (Acts 2:42; 10:33)

B.  Contemplate What We Have In The Word Of God:

1.  Effective word – Heb. 4:12.

2.  Incorruptible – 1 Pet. 1:23 (unlike the words of men).

3.  Gives understanding – Psa. 119:104-105.

4.  Draws us to Christ – Jno. 6:44-45.

-Our responsibility: Acts 3:22-23!

 

II.  WONDERFUL PROVIDER: GOD THE FATHER – Eph. 2:4-5.

A.  God’s Love Is Wonderful — Sent His Son (Jno. 3:16)…..

1.  As source of life to sinners – Jno. 5:26 (1:4-5; 14:6).

2.  As supreme authority over us – Jno. 5:27 (Matt. 28:18; Col. 3:17).

3.  As sacrifice for our sins – Rom. 5:8.

-2 Cor. 9:15 – Thanks be to God! Acknowledge His provisions by our faith!

 

III.  WONDERFUL POSSESSION: ETERNAL LIFE.

A.  Spiritual Life Is A Present Reality For The Christian – Jno. 5:24.

1.  “Has” – present tense (“The present tense represents a simple statement of fact or reality viewed as occurring in actual time.”) “Passed out of death….”

2.  1 Jno. 5:11-12 – Conditional: Must “have the Son” (Gal. 3:26-27; Jno. 15:4; 6:35). We can know we are saved!

3.  Christ immediately gives us spiritual life out of spiritual death.

B.  Eternal Life Is Also Our Hope For The Future – Mk. 10:28-30.

1.  Rom. 2:6-7 – We do not yet experience the glory, honor & immortality of eternal life.

2.  1 Pet. 1:3-5, 9 – There is yet a salvation to be revealed to us!

-Rom. 6:22 – Both distinctions given: This life & the “end.”

 

IV.  WONDERFUL PROMISE: NO CONDEMNATION.

A.  The Believer’s Security Is Guaranteed – Rom. 8:1.

Which believer? – (Jno. 12:42-43) Jno. 10:27-28. The one who hears & follows Jesus!

B.  The Believer’s Security Is Conditional.

1.  Jno. 10:27-28 – Stops hearing & following – falls away! (Heb. 3:12-13)

2.  Jno. 5:24 – Stops hearing & believing – Places oneself under condemnation!

3.  Faith can be wrecked & overthrown – 1 Tim. 1:19-20; 2 Tim. 2:17-18.

-Keep the faith & have this wonderful promise! 2 Tim. 4:7-8

V.  WONDERFUL PASSAGE: FROM DEATH INTO LIFE.

A.  He Who Hears & Believes Receives Spiritual Life – Jno. 5:24, 25.

1.  Man is dead in sin until regenerated by God – Eph. 2:1, 5.

2.  Regeneration occurs in water baptism – Rom. 6:4.

a.  Bury dead people – Those dead IN sin are baptized.

b.  Raised alive in Christ — dead TO sin!

c.  “Washing of regeneration” – Titus 3:5

B.  If We Reject God’s Word & Faith In God We Remain Dead In Sin — Lost!

Conclusion

1.  Verily, verily (most assuredly) – These truths are firm & secure!

2.  We can confidently live in God’s love when we do what Jesus says!

3.  WONDERFUL:

Privilege: Hearing the word of God

  Provider: God the Father

Possession: Eternal life

Promise: No condemnation

Passage: Death into life

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Posted by on January 24, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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One response to ““SING THEM OVER AGAIN TO ME; WONDERFUL WORDS OF LIFE”

  1. Eugene Adkins

    January 24, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    I love the points under part 1 letter B.

     

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