Sermons on The Gospel
But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name (John 1:12 NKJV). Salvation is a free gift to all who believe and receive.
Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy–meditate on these things (Philippians 4:8 NKJV). Christians should think right thoughts, and those thoughts should lead to right action.
For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform our lowly body that it may be conformed to His glorious body, according to the working by which He is able even to subdue all things to Himself. (Philippians 3:20-21 NKJV) The Christian’s home is not of this world, nor is the Christian’s prize. We are citizens of heaven, waiting for the Savior of heaven to come for us.
But what things were gain to me, these I have counted loss for Christ (Philippians 3:7 NKJV). Knowing and trusting Christ is the only thing that matters.
This sermon was originally preached by Billy Graham in London, March 27, 1954. It was preached at FBC for Old Fashioned Sunday, 2019.
Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling; for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure (Philippians 2:12-13 NKJV). If God has worked IN us to save us, it will be seen in what comes OUT of us.
What then? Only that in every way, whether in pretense or in truth, Christ is preached; and in this I rejoice, yes, and will rejoice (Philippians 1:18 NKJV). Living with the gospel… the preaching of the gospel… at the center of our lives, brings joy.
Paul’s introductory thoughts to his letter to the Philippians.
For the Son of Man has come to save that which was lost (Matthew 18:11 NKJV). Apart from Jesus all are lost, but Jesus came that none need remain lost.
My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me (John 10:27 NKJV). Following Christ does not make one a Christian, but following Christ demonstrates one IS a Christian.