Friday, September 16, 2016


Jon Bekemeyer

Scripture Reading: Romans 13:11

Preaching in a small church in Georgia, at one point in  my sermon I yelled, "Wake up!" The old farmer in the back,  eyes heavy from much labor, thought my exclamation was  intended especially for him; but it was intended for us all.  "Now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our  salvation nearer than when we believed."

To understand this verse, we need to mention the three  types of salvation in the epistles of Paul.

First, there is salvation from the penalty of sin. In  Ephesians 2:8 we read, "For by grace are ye saved through  faith." This salvation is realized the moment one believes the  Gospel and trusts the Lord Jesus Christ as Savior (Romans  5:1). This salvation is a one time, once for all deliverance.

Second, there is salvation from the practice of sin. Paul  wrote to the saints at Corinth, "Godly sorrow worketh  repentance to salvation" (II Corinthians 7: 10). These justified  believers had been carnal. Their repentance led to a salvation  from many carnal practices.

Third, there is salvation from the presence of sin. We live  in a world that hates God and loves sin. Also, we have within  us the old man which tempts us; but the Lord will take us out  of this world and "change our vile body." This salvation is  nearer than when we believed.

  How God Saves Men

Believing Christ DIED, that’s HISTORY.
Believing Christ DIED for YOU SINS and Rose again that’s SALVATION.

 Read Acts 16L31 Romans 1:16, and 1. Corinthians 15:1-4

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