By Garry Knighton
Church of Christ/North - Shreveport, La.
SAVED BY A HOLY CALLING
II Timothy 1:8-10
READ: II Timothy 1:8-10
Who Saved us? JESUS.
Called us with a Holy Calling:
II Thess. 2:14 - Gospel.
James 1:18 - Word.
I Peter 1:23 - Word.
NOTE: No small still voices.
Not according to our works.
But according to God's:
Given in Jesus before time began.
Today, let's discover the facts behind this Holy Calling.
APPEARING OF OUR SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST.
Speaks of the INCARNATION.
Jesus was/is eternal.
Jesus came to our realm.
How does the APPEARING (Incarnation) relate to the Holy Calling?
Jesus became man - knows how WE feel; live.
Sacrifice - (Heb. 10:5) - a body.
Representative of Deity on earth.... John 1:18.
Made Jesus a historical fact -- not a myth.
WHO ABOLISHED DEATH.
Made physical death of no effect.
I Cor. 15:55-57.
Abolished CONDEMNATION (death penalty) for sin.
BROUGHT LIFE AND IMMORTALITY TO LIGHT.
John 1:4.... eternal life.
II Cor. 5:17.
And Immortality to light.
The resurrection was a concept in times past -- not an easily proved fact. (without available revelation).
I Cor. 15:53.
I Cor. 15:20.
I Thess. 4:13-17.
Rom. 8:11, 23.
THROUGH THE GOSPEL.
Redemption is through the gospel.
I Cor. 15:1-4.
The gospel -- only avenue to salvation.
We are saved by a Holy Calling... The gospel of Jesus Christ who appeared, abolished death, and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel.
Have YOU heeded the Holy Calling.
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