Sunday Morning:† September 11, 2005
Text:† Romans 5:12-15† 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:† 13† (For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law.† 14† Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam's transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come.† 15† But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many.
Jude 1:3† Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.
BELIEVE TO BE SAVED
Acts 16:30-31† And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved?† 31† And they said, Believe [aorist active imperative, (not present active imperative)] on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.
AGELASTING LIFE A REWARD
Romans 2:6-9† Who will render [reward, pay] to every man according to his deeds [works]:†
FOR GOOD WORKS
7† To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek [present active participle] for glory and honour and immortality [incorruption], eternal [agelasting] life:†
REWARD FOR DISOBEDIENCE
8 But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath,†
FURTHER JUDGMENT OF THE SOUL
9† Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth [present active, practices] evil, of the (saved) Jew first, and also of the (saved) Gentile;
AGELASTING LIFE IS REAPED
Galatians 6:8-9† For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption [ruin]; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting [agelasting].†
IF WE DONíT FAINT
9† And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.
SO GREAT SALVATION
Hebrews 2:2-3† For if the word spoken by angels was stedfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompense of reward;† 3† How shall we escape (the just reward of judgment), if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him;†
JESUS AT THE FIRST PREACHED
Mark 1:14-15† Now after that John was put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the
gospel of the kingdom of God,†
15† And saying, The time is fulfilled,
and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent [present active imperative]
ye, and believe [present active imperative,
(not aorist active imperative)] the gospel. (preached to save
SALVATION FOR THE SAVED IN CHRIST
2 Timothy 2:10† Therefore I endure all things for the elect's sakes, that they may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal [agelasting] glory.†
AT THE POINT OF FAINTING
2 Corinthians 1:8-10† For we would not, brethren, have you ignorant of our trouble which came to us in Asia, that we were pressed out of measure, above strength, insomuch that we despaired even of [the] life [present active infinitive]:†
SENTENCE OF THE DEATH
9† But we had the (judicial) sentence of [the] death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves, but in God which raiseth the dead:
SO GREAT A DEATH
10† Who delivered [aorist middle] us from so great a death, and doth deliver [present middle]: in whom we trust that he will yet deliver [future middle] us;
DEATH AND AGELASTING LIFE ARE OPPOSITES
1 John 3:14-15† We know that we have passed [to move] from [ek, out from] [the] death unto [the] life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth [present active (have not moved)] in [the] death [qanatov].†
THE ONES BELIEVING
John 5:24† Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth [present active] my word, and believeth [present active participle] on him [the Father] that sent me, hath [esteems] everlasting [agelasting] life, and shall not come into condemnation ; but is passed [perfect active, moved] from [the] death unto [the] life.
John 3:18† He that believeth [present active participle] on him is not condemned: but he that believeth [present active participle] not is condemned [perfect passive] already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
15† Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.
KINGDOM NOT GUARANTEED
2 Peter 1:10-11† Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall:†
11† For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting [agelasting] kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
BLESSED FAMILY INHERIT
Matthew 25:34† Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:
Luke 12:13† And one of the company said unto him, Master, speak to my brother, that he divide the inheritance with me.
UNJUST IN THE FAMILY DO NOT INHERIT
6:9-10† Know ye not that the unrighteous
[unjust] shall not inherit the
10† Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor
drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall
AGE-LASTING LIFE IS INHERITED
Matthew 19:28-29† And Jesus said unto them (the apostles),
Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed
[aorist, (and did not stop)] me, in the regeneration (the kingdom of
heaven) when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also
shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of
29 And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name's sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life.†