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Romans 1:16

THE GOSPEL IS THE POWER OF GOD UNTO SALVATION

Life B-P Church Gospel Service, 30 Apr 2017

Text: Romans 1:16

Rev Philip Heng

INTRODUCTION

The Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ is the most important message in the world. It meets man’s most urgent need which man is incapable of providing for. This is the problem of sin. How to deal with sin in our lives — The practice, the power, the penalty and the presence of sins in our lives. 

As a preacher of the Gospel and servant of God, I am dealing with the most important product in the world – the human soul which is God-generated, which is immortal and capable of going to Heaven or to Hell and the Lake of Fire, capable of the most exquisite grace – of eternal bliss and fellowship in Heaven with the Blessed Triune God throughout all eternity, or the most abysmal suffering in the Lake of Fire with Satan throughout all eternity. 

 Matthew 16:26 For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?

 

The consequences of life are at both extremes – either with God, the holy angels, the saints of all the ages, with our Christian family and loved ones, and friends forever, or being separated from God and loved ones throughout eternity. 

 John 3:18 He that believeth on Him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the Name of the only Begotten Son of God.

 John 3:36 He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.

 

The choice is ours. 

That’s how serious the Gospel is. It is either the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth, or it is the pronouncement of God unto condemnation to everyone that rejects the Gospel. We will either live forever with God or we will be lost forever, separated from God and everything blessed. The choice is yours and mine to make. So, think carefully. Consider carefully. 

1. God’s Plan for man’s salvation (Eph 1:3-14)

(Chart 1  -  God’s Unchangeable Plan)

a. God has blessed us v.3

b. God has chosen us v.4

c. God has predestinated us v.5

d. God has accepted us v.6

e. God has sealed us v.13 

God wanted to populate Heaven with people vs.10-11. 

2. God’s Program for our salvation (Rom 8:29-30)

(Chart 2 – Salvation Is Of The Lord)

a. God foreknew us v.29

b. God predestinated v.29

c. God called v.30

d. God justified v.30

e. God glorified v.30

 

3. God’s Provision for our salvation (2 Cor 5:17; Rom 8:34)

(Chart 3 – Only 2 Roads – Only 2 Destinations)

a. Is in Christ v17

b. Christ died to pay for our sins (Rom 8:34)

c. Christ rose again from the dead v.34

d. Christ is interceding for us v.34

e. Christ wants to transform us (1 Pet 2:24)

 

4. God’s Prohibition from Heaven (1 Cor 6:9-10; Gal 5:19-21; Rev 21:8;27)

(Chart 4 – Life After Death)

a. Fornicators v.9

b. Idolaters

c. Adulterers

d. Effeminate

e. Abusers of themselves with mankind

f. Thieves

g. Covetous

h. Drunkards

i. Revilers

j. Extortioners

k. Witchcraft (Gal 5:19-21)

l. Hatred

m. Envyings

n. Murder

o. Revellings

p. Fearful (Rev 21:8)

q. Unbelieving

r. Abominable

s. Whoremongers

t. Sorcerers

u. All liars 

v. Anything that defileth or worketh abomination (Rev 21:27)

 

5. God’s Message of Salvation Presented

(Chart 5 – Gospel Message Simplified)

6. God’s Procedure of Salvation

(Chart 6 – Steps To Salvation)

a. Hear (John 5:24)

b. Believe (John 5:24)

c. Confess (1 John 1:9)

d. Repent (Luke 13:3,5)

e. Receive (John 1:12)

 

7. God’s Purpose for our salvation

a. God wants to transform us (2 Cor 5:17)

b. God wants us to worship Him (Rev 4:10-11; Rev 5:12-14)

c. We are to deny ungodliness and worldly lusts (Titus 2:12)

d. We are to live Soberly, Righteously, Godly in this present world (Titus 2:12)

e. Looking for the Blessed Hope and glorious Appearing of the Great Go and our Saviour Jesus Christ v.13

f. God wants to redeem us from all iniquity and purify to Himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works v.14

 

 

8. God’s Power for our salvation

a. Through the Gospel (Rom 1:16)

b. Through the Blood of the Lamb – a great gathering in Heaven (Rev 7:9) – of all nations, kindreds, people, tongues before the Lamb, clothed with white robes and palms in their hands (Rev 7:14; 5:9)

c. They who call on the Lord Jesus (Rom 10:13-14)

 

9. God’s Power of salvation exemplified — Stories of conversion

a. Boys Brigade — Harry Tan Ho Swee, Stephen Kwan Kong Weng

b. Sunday School students – Michael Tan, Hia Chek Phang, Daniel Chua

c. USA — drunkards in New York, Chicago, Columbia, South Carolina

d. Children from broken families – Otto, Lenny

e. Chinese in Chicago – William Eng

f. Coloured kids in Columbia

g. Church kids

h. Gangsters, prisoners, spirit-mediums

i. Students – Primary School, Secondary School, University, nurses in training, teachers in training, Cops for Christ, Christians in Bank

j. Youth in trouble

k. Demon oppressed, demon obsessed, demon-possessed

l. Drug addicts, gamblers, distressed

m. Boh Chit Pang’s mother.

n. Loh Niap Kek

o. Chew Fook Wah

p. Evangeline Sim

q. Lee Kway Kow

 

10.  Summary

The Gospel Is The Power Of God Unto Salvation

(Chart 7 – The Worth Of A Man’s Soul)

a. God’s Power of salvation is available to you. 

b. The choice is yours. 

c. Why not receive Christ today?

 

Vision & Mission

 

To build a united church family that is committed to making disciples through Salvation, Sanctification and Service, to the glory of God.

Verse for the Week

December 3 & 10 - Holy Living

Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness, 2 Peter 3:11