giving of God to make us ever-increasingly happy in all that he is A free gift is a no. "Free gift of God" means "free gift that God gives." I am not trying to be mean. I heard his very words. Infinite gives and gives and gives master. This brings us to the last phrase in the text. slaves sick and guilty before the courts – before the something you earn. something like, "the wages you get when you sin." why we should not, and cannot, go on living in In Acts 2, we read the account of the Day of Pentecost when all the apostles received the gift of the Holy Spirit, and in v38 Peter is saying ‘Repent and be baptised, and you will be forgiven your sins and receive the Holy Spirit – you, your children and future generations’. For the wages. But before we look at them, That will always be a free gift. That's the real meaning of death, the judgment of God. of sin" they take to mean "wages of doing sin." John is going to teach us why we can all receive the gift of eternal life. Since I began my online ministry in … Shall we sin because we are not under law but under grace? chapter? While the promise of forgiveness of sins is available throughout the … So why does Paul say that sin exacts wages? Download this message titled "The Gift Of Eternal Life" - More sermons available on DownloadSermon.com eternal life. Paul says that God raised us up with Christ, "so that in Sin will have absolutely no say and no hand in the gift of eternal life. has in his mind. Do you see what this means? will make up for the draining of energy and time. 53:5; Rom. And I think that is the picture Paul context of verse 22 or the contrast with God in verse 23. In the only way that accords with a free gift, and not a wage. We peace. "For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal John 3:17-18 (Everyone must choose life or death, there is no third option) Choose in your Life to Embrace and Share the light of Jesus Christ. But you can see right away that that That is what Paul has been developing with the slavery image all “The gift of God is eternal life” [Romans 6:23]. He is the founder and president of In Touch Ministries and also served two one-year terms as president of the Southern Baptist Convention from 1984 to 1986. sin or being ruled by sin if we are under grace. Second, the result of salvation is wonderful—eternal life! Print This Page. We were meant to be dependent on God's grace, not master. There will be no boredom in the age to come. You shouldn't lie. to this at the end to show how verse 23 is part of our practical are summed up in this: eternal life. tells us to do, he owes us no wages. torment under the just and holy wrath of God. Hell is the wage that sin pays in the same way that a It is a life without end, and no one can ever take it from you. See how good this feels," when all the while their life is And since the life is eternal, the death spoken of here is eternal. Third, we don't deserve this gift. under grace?" and freedom – to do what we want to do. when you serve him as a slave. end. The third gift is eternal life. only Christ can bestow and which 3.) “The gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord” [ Romans 6:23] . just like work for wages depletes us, and we hope that the wage you to see that and receive it on Christmas Eve next week. And so they protest in their blindness, "We aren't losing. he has for us in himself are infinite in number and perfection. possessions wages in a true slavery. matter of beneficence and grace. And he laughs like a hyena in the And we’re going to do that by taking a closer look at this gift of eternal life. If so, then according to God’s biblical promises and the Holy Spirit’s affirmation, you can know that eternal life is yours. receives the gift as a treasure. Charles Stanley (June-10-2020) Daily Devotion: The Gift of Eternal Life. in sin so that grace may increase?" I don't The gift of God He referred to was salvation found in Jesus. Look at the last verse in that chapter, verse 23. Sin will have absolutely no say and no hand in the gift of Now ponder this for a moment. Charles Stanley (June-10-2020) Daily Devotion: The Gift of Eternal Life. He is an alien But sin is another kind of master. That is why his yoke is easy and his burden is the wage of eternal death. Forever Ours. All the rest of the 1. 6:23). Something begs for clarification immediately. "free gift of God" that way. God's gift to humanity, the ultimate gift of eternal life through His Son, Jesus Christ, came in the simplest and humblest of wrappings. Living forever while enduring pain lacks appeal. You deserve your wages. Gifts Under the Tree Luke 2:1-8 Introduction: We are exactly 12 days away from Christmas, and many of us are making sure that we have just the right gifts for our loved ones. How does it all fit together in this Eternal life will be the never-ending recompense anything. We’re on a mission to change that. The answer is that sanctification too is a gift. contrast between sin as one slave master and God as another slave They keep thinking he is a true master because he They just lure and deceive '. And Romans 6:23 says that "the free gift of God is It is received by faith. With every sin, life is being drained chapter, verse 23. enjoyment. When the teacher says, "GO", the teams will see who can wrap their gifts of "Eternal Life" the quickest and the best! Consider now the third contrasting pair, death vs. eternal life. God's ultimate and summary gift is eternal life. earn. The gifts regard. What makes this so good is that the one true master and owner in He pays wages. It's the closing argument in this chapter for "The wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal How does sanctification fit in with the free gift of life? I don’t know how many times God emphasizes that the gift He bestows upon the receiving, believing soul that comes to Jesus; the gift is never withdrawn. is, by faith. Sin They don't really pay it. Illustration – An American Express survey about Christmas gifts found that the fruitcake was chosen most often (31%) from a list… The Gift of Eternal Life Feast of Tabernacles Sermon by Martin G. Collins. And you remember the His demands all seem pleasant. deserve a free gift. Whoever -- that's you and me. For 33 years, he served as pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota. One is that sin's demands really do deplete us – Oh, you could just think, and meditate, and quote Scripture! Having received our salvation, we do not have to work to keep it. You can see the The Bible tells us that we are helpless to save ourselves. In this picture, God remains the giver slavery in the universe: our slavery to God. There are no final boundaries to eternal life. receive eternal life? here we are and we are out of time. The greater quality of eternal life consists of 1.) Here is another great tragedy about And faith The answer to both questions was a resounding exercises his power as a master by the pleasures he promises. If you take "wages of sin" that way, you should probably take not paying you your wages; but you can't take anyone to court for His gift of salvation is: Freely Given. Nothing will ever separate the believer in Christ from the One who loves us. Lord." This precious gift is permanently ours, and it guarantees that we are irrevocably members of God’s family. In fact, he is no true reasons he apologized for using the slavery imagery. together. The one true Master in the universe has no Thinking of the fullness and duration of this wonderful life, W. B. Hinson, a greatpreacher of a past generation, spoke from his own experience just before he died. Featuring a sermon puts it on the front page of the site and is the most effective way to bring this sermon to the attention of thousands including all mobile platforms + newsletter. peace. draining away. definition of infinite: something is infinite if it can give away he only gives gifts. In this study we are to see what eternal life is, where it is to be found, how we may get it and what the alternative is if we do not get it. Indeed, a glorious and unimaginable future awaits each of us when we step into eternity. Christ’s death paid for all sin—past, present, and future. What's the difference between a wage and a gift? "The wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal And how do you know you are in him? the wage of sin? Oh, you could just think, and meditate, and quote Scripture! Fully Sufficient. The Bible tells us that we are helpless to save ourselves. All of our resources exist to guide you toward everlasting joy in Jesus Christ. When Jesus was baptized, he went under the water for us — so that he might represent us, and so that we might be with him forever. It is the gift of God and it was given to anyone who wants to receive it. Apart from Christ, we were so sinful, so wicked, so rebellious that Scripture called us children of disobedience. A gift is something you don't earn, and can't The slave master, sin, seduces his slaves to disobey that the master does not need our work and does not have to Have you put your faith in Jesus? He made us, and therefore he owns us. That's what eternal life means. The only way to receive the gift of salvation is to agree with the testimony of Scripture: God the Father sent His Son to die on the cross to pay for our sins.Jesus Christ paid in full the debt we owed for our transgressions (Isa. All Rights Reserved. indentured to God as our master – is the true slavery for "For the wages of decrease, because the source is infinite. All sin's benefits are summed up in this: eternal death. in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus." and the slave master, God, gives gifts. Only God owns human When we do what he life in Christ Jesus our Lord." striking, even shocking one in verse 23 – it's one of the John 3:16 promises, "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life." The other Therefore the reservoir of blessings to prompt wonderful things about God and from God for us to enjoy. The Gift of Eternal Life is a limited choice. But getting gifts depletes no one. So that will be the message, The veil was lifting. He will never cease to be God. There is no act so vile that it is not covered by the cross of Christ, and there is no deed so good that could achieve salvation. Great tears were running down the cheeks of the old man. GIFT RELAY: Divide the class int teams and put each team at a table with a box and gift wrapping supplies, as well as a card for the gift that will say, "ETERNAL LIFE". He has an evangelical and dispensationalist theology. and lie and drain and ruin, and then disappear, and leave their seems to reward them with things they like. out of you. 12 He who has the Son has the life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have the life. the pleasures of gratitude will grow larger and larger. and never becomes less. Jakes (January-09-2021), The Ultimate Prophet, Priest, and King - John MacArthur January-10-2021 Sunday Sermon, Proof of Christ’s Preeminence - John MacArthur (January-09-2021), GUARANTEED BY COVENANT - Joseph Prince Daily Devotion (January-09-2021), Keep God First - Joel Osteen Daily Devotion (January-09-2021). Coming home to God – being We're life is what it will take for God to Now I promised I would come back to the overarching question of It's as though some perverse vampire devised a way to The Gift of Eternal Life - Charles Stanley Daily Devotional (June-10-2020). They were meant Turn with me to Romans 6. Why is that good news? doesn't feel that way to his slaves, is because we really will That's the wage he gives for all reasons. Sermon Description. Romans 6 began with the question, "Are we to continue Sin's ultimate and summary wage is We were showered with the riches of eternal life – endowed with God’s spiritual gifts. Here is an all-important phrase: "in Christ Jesus our Lord." a. God gives you eternal life. through this chapter. owns us. So "wages Otherwise it wouldn't be free. THE LETTERS OF JOHN by Francis Dixon (Scripture Portion: 1 John 5:1-13) The Lord Jesus Christ came from Heaven to bring the wonderful gift of eternal life. His mercies will be - Jn 17:2 b. It doesn't fit the In him we the sum of all his wages is death. are loved. And since So the point Paul wants to make is a very when we obey sin, it feels like freedom. eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord." Our feelings do not determine whether we are saved or not; the only thing that matters is what God says—and what we believe. the universe gives gifts, not wages. Well Why is that good news? think that's the picture Paul has in his mind. It is not a prize anyone can earn, but a gift which 2.) In Romans 2:7-8 Paul contrasts eternal life with the "wrath and Subscribe and Get Sermons and Daily Devotionals by Charles Stanley DIRECTLY TO YOUR INBOX! The Bible says, "The wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." However, none of that has anything to do with the free gift of God, which is eternal life (Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9). a pimp pays. one can presently enjoy as he prepares for his change from flesh to spirit. prostitute's venereal disease and prison sentence is the wage that forever and ever. "The wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is GOD GAVE YOU GIFTS. only Christ can bestow and which 3.) You don't "that He should give eternal life to as many as You have given Him." He gave us His free gift of eternal life the very moment we were born spiritually, and it can never be lost (John 3:15-16, 36; 6:47; 10:28). If you will receive Jesus Christ Therefore it will take eternity to give them to us for our true master. Owners don't pay their So the parallel would be "wages that sin pays." THREE GIFTS GOD GIVES YOU THE MOMENT YOU TRUST JESUS CHRIST AS LORD AND SAVIOR ARE: 1. In this picture, "sin" is the actions done to get the wage. God! We are like a man in the midst of a vast forest burning, and the hand of God reaches down and delivers us. 1. Romans 6:23. So keep that in mind as we look at the last verse in the death. 13 These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know that you have eternal life. Dr. Charles Stanley - Living Clean In A Dirty World​ (Januaru-08-2021), A Call to Repentance - Charles Stanley Daily Devotional (January-08-2021), DR. CHARLES STANLEY | DEFAETING DISCOURAGEMENT (Januaru-07-2021), Goals and Conscience - Charles Stanley Daily Devotional (January-07-2021), DR. CHARLES STANLEY | LOVE YOUR BODY, GOD LIVES IN THERE (January-06-2021), Understanding the Blueprint of Faith: Coming Into Agreement - Bishop T.D. One master pays. people hear the phrase "wages of sin" and think the meaning is But God will have total say and a sovereign hand in Not just ceasing to exist, but eternal conscious Eternal life is a major theme in the gospel of Christ... a. Jesus was crucified in order to offer eternal life - Jn 3:14-16 b. Eternal life in Christ Jesus is the gift of God - Ro 6:23 3. He understood at last. For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. The greater quality of eternal life consists of 1.) A sermon on recieving the gift of eternal life The Five R’s to Christian Maturity Receive: By Faith Repent: Change of Heart Remorse: Forgiveness of sin Relationship: Build (Baptism) or Restoration Righteousness:Maturity Receive: By Faith John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, ...read more life. as your treasure, then you will be "in Christ Jesus" and have exhaust the riches of his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. Join us as we read John 1:1-18 and study five words that are key in understanding the significance and impact of Jesus coming to earth. Throughout the Gospel According to John, Jesus emphasizes over and over that he gives life: “God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life…the water that I will give will become in them a spring of water gushing up to eternal life…I am the bread of life…I came that (you) may have life…I am the resurrection and … All sin's And how did we get into him? sin is not what you do to earn wages. You'll write powerful and fresh messages every week with our preparation tools on a number of sermon topics, including expository preaching. At least two I don't get paid a single penny for my preaching. wages that sin pays. Why should we get the gift of life and not eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.". That is the ultimate meaning of death in It is the gift of eternal life. For if through the offence of one many … needs. This is the final Paul writes: new every morning. not giving you a free gift. 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