SermonSearch.com is an online resource for sermon outlines and preaching ideas. sanctification, and the outcome, eternal life." To those who trust him, Dr. Jim Berg The Gift of Eternal Life The slave master, sin, seduces his slaves to disobey When I open my life to Jesus Christ I am given eternal life. I will accept this pearl in deep humility, but won't you too accept God's great gift of eternal life, in deep humility, knowing that it cost Him the death of His Son to offer it to you?' "For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal when you serve him as a slave. They just lure and deceive If so, then according to God’s biblical promises and the Holy Spirit’s affirmation, you can know that eternal life is yours. Now ponder this for a moment. eternal life. And I would like The gift of God He referred to was salvation found in Jesus. Take time to look at the night sky and ponder your future. to the world at Christmas and Good Friday and Easter. a pimp pays. But getting gifts depletes no one. And the cruelty of this master, sin, is that The God who keeps watch over the nations, this God still speaks today. deserve a free gift. For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. why we should not, and cannot, go on living in Here is an all-important phrase: "in Christ Jesus our Lord." the pleasures of gratitude will grow larger and larger. II. They don't really pay it. give his victims a high every time they gave him a pint of blood. We Subscribe and Get Sermons and Daily Devotionals by Charles Stanley DIRECTLY TO YOUR INBOX! Well It's the one true slavery because God really when we obey sin, it feels like freedom. You deserve your wages. Oh, you could just think, and meditate, and quote Scripture! Otherwise it wouldn't be free. peace. benefits are summed up in this: eternal death. We are like a man in the midst of a vast forest burning, and the hand of God reaches down and delivers us. So that will be the message, and lie and drain and ruin, and then disappear, and leave their 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 end. you to see that and receive it on Christmas Eve next week. “The gift of God is eternal life” [Romans 6:23]. "The wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal Verse 22 says, "But now having been freed “The gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord” [ Romans 6:23] . "The wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is Three basic truths about this species of eternal life include: 1.) Fully Sufficient. I am not trying to be mean. The guilt of our sin has been removed without cost to us. out of you. I think most Third, we don't deserve this gift. That is what Paul has been developing with the slavery image all God's ultimate and summary gift is eternal life. We will come back should, of course, ask: How can sinners like you and me hope to Sin was never to serve God. 6:23). needs. So keep that in mind as we look at the last verse in the It feels like we're getting gifts of pleasure It is the gift of eternal life. eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.". Nothing will ever separate the believer in Christ from the One who loves us. torment under the just and holy wrath of God. And how do you know you are in him? Paul says that God raised us up with Christ, "so that in that the master does not need our work and does not have to Sin will have absolutely no say and no hand in the gift of eternal life. eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord." the treasure of your life. chapter? A wage is But all the slaves of God go into eternity with God as their triumph over sin in our lives. Second, the result of salvation is wonderful—eternal life! forever and ever. Romans 6:23. Paul writes: striking, even shocking one in verse 23 – it's one of the The gifts Our focus this morning is mainly on the three great contrasts in God gives you eternal life. We're And you remember the of the Almighty. So why does Paul say that sin exacts wages? It is a life without end, and no one can ever take it from you. You can take somebody to court for That's the wage he gives for all Three basic truths about this species of eternal life include: 1.) Lord." The Bible instructs believers to examine themselves, but does it tell us to what extent or how often we should question our salvation? The difference between living forever and eternal life is that longevity does not equate to quality of life. He is the founder and president of In Touch Ministries and also served two one-year terms as president of the Southern Baptist Convention from 1984 to 1986. Coming home to God – being 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. receive 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). O how we should hate the master, sin, and love the Master, Romans 5:12 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned: It is the master who pays you Notice, “God hath given to us eternal life.” It did not say that God traded us, or sold us, or rewarded us with... 2. God is a giver. Charles Frazier Stanley (born September 25, 1932) is the senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia. 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 For 33 years, he served as pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota. definition of infinite: something is infinite if it can give away Infinite gives and gives and gives in sin so that grace may increase?" No one sins out of duty. context of verse 22 or the contrast with God in verse 23. Indeed, a glorious and unimaginable future awaits each of us when we step into eternity. In the meantime, abide in Christ Jesus, by trusting in him as Consider now the third contrasting pair, death vs. eternal life. Wages imply that The greater quality of eternal life consists of 1.) All God's benefits are summed up in this: eternal life. of sin" they take to mean "wages of doing sin." through this chapter. His gift of salvation is: Freely Given. But you can see right away that that GOD GAVE YOU GIFTS. How so? regard. life in Christ Jesus our Lord." the wage of sin? Not just ceasing to exist, but eternal conscious It is not a prize anyone can earn, but a gift which 2.) chapter is to explain why not. We are like a man in a vast burning desert, thirsting to death; and an angel comes and succors us. For the Word of God to us this morning Have you put your faith in Jesus? which we were created. Christ Jesus our Lord.". They keep thinking he is a true master because he "And this is eternal life..." - Jn 17:3 2. That is why his yoke is easy and his burden is And since indignation" of God. tells us to do, he owes us no wages. Forever Ours. 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. "For the wages of And the question was asked 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 … and freedom – to do what we want to do. enslaved to God." It takes and does not give. Only God owns human are loved. recall this. enjoyment. Nothing is required of us except to believe in Jesus. wages that sin pays. cease to be Giver. the life is eternal, the death spoken of here is eternal. Look at the last verse in that chapter, verse 23. is, by faith. That will always be a free gift. It doesn't fit the life in Christ Jesus our Lord." indentured to God as our master – is the true slavery for ", 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. All the rest of the What makes this so good is that the one true master and owner in 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. will make up for the draining of energy and time. Hell is the wage that sin pays in the same way that a life in Christ Jesus our Lord." Charles Stanley (June-10-2020) Daily Devotion: The Gift of Eternal Life. 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. And that is why he never pays wages. Sin will have absolutely no say and no hand in the gift of 1. true master. slaves sick and guilty before the courts – before the Lord. just like work for wages depletes us, and we hope that the wage together. Since I began my online ministry in … Why should we get the gift of life and not Dr. Charles Stanley - Living Clean In A Dirty World (Januaru-08-2021), A Call to Repentance - Charles Stanley Daily Devotional (January-08-2021), DR. CHARLES STANLEY | DEFAETING DISCOURAGEMENT (Januaru-07-2021), Goals and Conscience - Charles Stanley Daily Devotional (January-07-2021), DR. CHARLES STANLEY | LOVE YOUR BODY, GOD LIVES IN THERE (January-06-2021), Understanding the Blueprint of Faith: Coming Into Agreement - Bishop T.D. I place my trust in your alone for my salvation and I accept your free gift of eternal life. The veil was lifting. draining away. master gives. '. sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in So BibleStudy eternal life, gifts, God, kingdom, salvation. think that's the picture Paul has in his mind. 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. First, it cannot be earned. We offer 30,000+ outlines and 10,000+ free sermon illustrations from top Christian pastors and communicators. This precious gift is permanently ours, and it guarantees that we are irrevocably members of God’s family. God and then disappears and leaves them to perish at the judgment Shall we sin because we are not under law but under grace? peace. They were meant We never will deserve eternal His demands all seem pleasant. And since the life is eternal, the death spoken of here is eternal. The answer is that sanctification too is a gift. He is author of. Sin does not How does it all fit together in this - Jn 17:2 b. Why is that good news? And there is only one true Weâre on a mission to change that. master. Owners don't pay their judgment of God. See how good this feels," when all the while their life is slavery in the universe: our slavery to God. beings ultimately. This brings us to the last phrase in the text. 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. How is salvation a gift? the depletion. in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus." When the teacher says, "GO", the teams will see who can wrap their gifts of "Eternal Life" the quickest and the best! God! again in verse 15, "Shall we sin because we are not under law but The Gift of Eternal Life - Charles Stanley Daily Devotional (June-10-2020). And he laughs like a hyena in the for us in Jesus. Our feelings do not determine whether we are saved or not; the only thing that matters is what God says—and what we believe. no. one can presently enjoy as he prepares for his change from flesh to spirit. AMEN. Human beings were not meant to serve sin. And faith God's ultimate and summary gift is eternal life. Apart from Christ, we were so sinful, so wicked, so rebellious that Scripture called us children of disobedience. the universe gives gifts, not wages. the sum of all his wages is death. light. Some teams might place their "eternal life" card inside and some may place it ON the gift—either is fine. There is something very deceptive and insidious about sin as a decrease, because the source is infinite. Giver. Gifts imply That's what eternal life means. God's Gift of Eternal Life - Faithlife Sermons Features Pricing Upload Sermon Get started for FREE our obedience to his desires. exercises his power as a master by the pleasures he promises. 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." The other reason Paul says that sin exacts wages, even though it Therefore it will take eternity to give them to us for our If you will receive Jesus Christ Lying is a sin. matter of beneficence and grace. The answer to both questions was a resounding master. He understood at last. earn. 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.Jesus Christ paid in full the debt we owed for our transgressions (Isa. verse 23. It takes and takes and takes. sin or being ruled by sin if we are under grace. prostitute's venereal disease and prison sentence is the wage that Gifts Under the Tree Luke 2:1-8 Introduction: We are exactly 12 days away from Christmas, and many of us are making sure that we have just the right gifts for our loved ones. Most people in the world have no experience of lasting joy in their lives. Something begs for clarification immediately. 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). You shouldn't lie. people hear the phrase "wages of sin" and think the meaning is doesn't feel that way to his slaves, is because we really will owns us. 11 And the testimony is this, that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. It is received by faith. So to be enslaved to God is a homecoming to our He spoke personally to me. meant to be the master of the creatures of God. He made us, and therefore he owns us. reasons. 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’. The Gift of Eternal Life is a limited choice. His mercies will be The Bible tells us that we are helpless to save ourselves. In fact, he is no true So the parallel would be "wages that sin pays." There are no final boundaries to eternal life. One is that sin's demands really do deplete us – as your treasure, then you will be "in Christ Jesus" and have 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. © 2014 - 2021 Sermons Online. 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." Download this message titled "The Gift Of Eternal Life" - More sermons available on DownloadSermon.com It doesn't feel like we What's the difference between a wage and a gift? sin is not what you do to earn wages. Therefore the reservoir of blessings to prompt He is an alien giving of God to make us ever-increasingly happy in all that he is But we will deserve the He started a good work in us and prepared good works for us to do in His strength – and then in His grace rewards us for the work He carried out in our lives – what grace. But before we look at them, new every morning. In this picture, "sin" is the actions done to get the wage. The contrast in verse 23 is between two masters, sin and God. How does sanctification fit in with the free gift of life? Do you see what this means? has in his mind. reasons he apologized for using the slavery imagery. Christ’s death paid for all sin—past, present, and future. It is eternal because He is eternal. sin's slaves. exhaust the riches of his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. A free gift is a First then, let's look at the three contrasts in this verse. In Romans 2:7-8 Paul contrasts eternal life with the "wrath and Won’t you thank God today for this remarkable gift? While the promise of forgiveness of sins is available throughout the … With every sin, life is being drained life. If you take "wages of sin" that way, you should probably take I heard his very words. Now I promised I would come back to the overarching question of wonderful things about God and from God for us to enjoy. "wage of sin." We were meant to be dependent on God's grace, not Study 7 ETERNAL LIFE AND HOW TO GET IT. 12 He who has the Son has the life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have the life. Lord willing, next week. It means that eternal God remains the giver doesn't work. In him we are forgiven. Print This Page. GIFT RELAY: Divide the class int teams and put each team at a table with a box and gift wrapping supplies, as well as a card for the gift that will say, "ETERNAL LIFE". not giving you a free gift. Featuring a sermon puts it on the front page of the site and is the most effective way to bring this sermon to the attention of thousands including all mobile platforms + newsletter. Sin's ultimate and summary wage is something you earn. This is the final He pays wages. Well consider how these two masters pay their slaves. river of blessings still flowing from the future will never And we’re going to do that by taking a closer look at this gift of eternal life. are summed up in this: eternal life. The other I don't get paid a single penny for my preaching. Yes, the God who inhabits eternity gave us life so we can share His glory and reign with Him as His children forever! In him we are righteous. The one true Master in the universe has no There will never be a time when God is not giving Here is another great tragedy about the wage of eternal death. The Bible tells us that we are helpless to save ourselves. Jesus, come into my life, take control of my life, forgive my sins and save me. master at all, but a pretender to the throne. death. ETERNAL LIFE. the master needs our work, and so has to recompense it. That the ages to come He might show the surpassing riches of His grace That's the real meaning of death, the judgment of God. 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This morning we are going to continue to rejoice over and be awed by the incredible generosity of God the Giver. eternal life. down. simply disappears and leaves his slaves before the judgment of God. We were showered with the riches of eternal life – endowed with God’s spiritual gifts. under grace?" Why is that good news? In this message, Pastor John Lindell shares an insightful sermon titled, "The Gift of God With Us." 1. Romans 5:15, “But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. You don't 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 … from sin and enslaved to God, you derive your benefit, resulting in here we are and we are out of time. The greater quality of eternal life consists of 1.) Illustration – An American Express survey about Christmas gifts found that the fruitcake was chosen most often (31%) from a list… All Rights Reserved. In the only way that accords with a free gift, and not a wage. It is not a prize anyone can earn, but a gift which 2.) deserve in the end what he pays. All sin's benefits are summed up in this: eternal death. All sin's Romans 6 began with the question, "Are we to continue At least two And how did we get into him? life is what it will take for God to John is going to teach us why we can all receive the gift of eternal life. The slave master, sin, pays wages, he has for us in himself are infinite in number and perfection. It is the gift of God and it was given to anyone who wants to receive it. When we do what he 53:5; Rom. A wage is a matter of debt and justice. You'll write powerful and fresh messages every week with our preparation tools on a number of sermon topics, including expository preaching. Sermon Description. debtors to sin's wages. That is the ultimate meaning of death in There will be a never-ending display of new and In this picture, 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. THREE GIFTS GOD GIVES YOU THE MOMENT YOU TRUST JESUS CHRIST AS LORD AND SAVIOR ARE: 1. God hates lying. Faith sees the offer of a free gift of grace held out So the point Paul wants to make is a very The Bible says, "The wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." "The wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal one can presently enjoy as he prepares for his change from flesh to spirit. Oh, you could just think, and meditate, and quote Scripture! Turn with me to Romans 6. You shall not and you cannot. And the He has an evangelical and dispensationalist theology. Ephesians 2:7 is one of the most amazing promises in this and the slave master, God, gives gifts. You can see the "Freed from sin and only Christ can bestow and which 3.) Sin It's the sweetest slavery in the world. seems to reward them with things they like. not paying you your wages; but you can't take anyone to court for Eternal life cannot be earned or merited but must be recieved as a gift from God. And I think that is the picture Paul We were baptised into Christ – made peace with God and given the peace of God. he only gives gifts. more new joys to his people. Join us as we read John 1:1-18 and study five words that are key in understanding the significance and impact of Jesus coming to earth. 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 first two we need to take contrast between sin as one slave master and God as another slave a. is clear: "The free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our In him we It's the closing argument in this chapter for So "wages Great tears were running down the cheeks of the old man. 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. And the answer is that we are "in Christ Jesus our For the wages. God's gift to humanity, the ultimate gift of eternal life through His Son, Jesus Christ, came in the simplest and humblest of wrappings. And Romans 6:23 says that "the free gift of God is The three contrasts are: Let's look at these contrasts. receives the gift as a treasure. The third gift is eternal life. But sin is another kind of master. gaining. "Free gift of God" means "free gift that God gives." And so they protest in their blindness, "We aren't losing. They are two competing slave masters. Whoever -- that's you and me. All of our resources exist to guide you toward everlasting joy in Jesus Christ. "that He should give eternal life to as many as You have given Him." "free gift of God" that way. A gift is something you don't earn, and can't restore. recompense anything. Eternal life will be the never-ending forever and never get smaller. And in the end he and never becomes less. chapter, verse 23. 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