Sermons on Salvation

Real Freedom

Sermon text: John 8:31-36 We talk about freedom a lot. But man’s idea of freedom pales in comparison with the true freedom that comes through faith in Jesus Christ. Humanity is in the throes of slavery to sin. Unfortunately, people cannot see this reality apart from the truth of God’s word.

Laser Focused

Sermon text: Luke 9:51 Jesus was not caught by surprise when He was arrested in Jerusalem the week after He entered the city so triumphantly. He knew why He was arrested and what the punishment would be. He had told His disciples repeatedly that He would be killed in Jerusalem. He also told them He’d rise again. But for all that He knew He would go through, He was totally focused on completing His mission.

Good News

Sermon text: John 3:16-21 The third chapter of John’s gospel centers on a nighttime conversation between Jesus and the Pharisee Nicodemus. This passage ends with one of the strongest gospel presentations in all of Scripture. There is debate as to whether Jesus said these words or they were written by John. Regardless, they are given to us by God. In these six verses we see the great love of God, the singular sacrifice of Jesus, and the two possible responses…

Peace on Earth

Sermon text: Luke 2:14 When they appeared to the shepherds the night of Jesus’ birth, the angels glorified God. They declared, “And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!” People in the western world have gravitated to these words for years at Christmas. But what were the angels really saying that night in Bethlehem? To be sure, it has much more importance than just good feelings.

Straight Talk From Jesus

Sermon text: John 10:22-30 Jesus was challenged again during the Hanukkah celebration the winter before His crucifixion. The Jewish people at the temple wanted Him to tell them plainly if He was the Messiah. He had given them abundant confirmation of this in many ways. He had taught them with authority. He had performed many, many miracles. Yet they were not convinced. Their lack of faith stood in the way of them seeing Jesus for who He was. They also…

A Scary Story

Sermon text: Luke 16:19-31 Near the end of His earthly ministry Jesus taught the parable of Lazarus and the rich man. This story challenged the greed of the religious leaders of Jesus’ day. But its timely truths reach all the way to our own time and culture. This parable is a beautiful illustration of the oft-repeated biblical principle of the first being last and the last, first. It also teaches us that our eternal destination is set once this life…

Don’t Think So, Know So

Sermon text: 2 Timothy 1:12 Paul was absolutely certain about his faith in Jesus Christ. Not only that, he had no question about the fact that Jesus would keep all that Paul had entrusted to Him. This included not just Paul’s own salvation, but that of everyone he had led to Christ. You and I and anyone who puts their trust in Jesus as Savior and Lord can have the same level of certainty.

The Greatest Servant

Sermon text: John 13:12-17 All four gospels recount Jesus’ time with the disciples the night before His crucifixion. But only John records Jesus washing the disciples’ feet while they were in the upper room. It was an unheard of act for a Jewish man, especially one with Jesus’ credentials. Yet He humbled Himself to wash the feet of His followers. In so doing, Jesus taught a valuable lesson about servanthood.

Fully Functional Faith

Sermon text: Philippians 2:12-13 While salvation occurs at a point in time, it is not only a once and done event. After you’re saved, you should continue to grow and develop as a Christian. This is what the apostle Paul meant when he wrote, “work out your own salvation.” A believer’s testimony is much more than recounting the day they accepted Christ. What is God doing in your life right now?

No Matter What

Drew Padilla describes his salvation experience. The persistent efforts of one Christian led Drew to surrender his life to Jesus Christ. Drew also presents a challenge to tell someone about Jesus.