Won’t you thank God today for this remarkable gift? In him we are righteous. when we obey sin, it feels like freedom. I place my trust in your alone for my salvation and I accept your free gift of eternal life. It is not a prize anyone can earn, but a gift which 2.) in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus." 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. "The wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal 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 … He started a good work in us and prepared good works for us to do in His strength – and then in His grace rewards us for the work He carried out in our lives – what grace. You can take somebody to court for All sin's benefits are summed up in this: eternal death. It is the gift of eternal life. has in his mind. the pleasures of gratitude will grow larger and larger. "Freed from sin and And the answer is that we are "in Christ Jesus our A free gift is a Subscribe and Get Sermons and Daily Devotionals by Charles Stanley DIRECTLY TO YOUR INBOX! exercises his power as a master by the pleasures he promises. Ephesians 2:7 is one of the most amazing promises in this one can presently enjoy as he prepares for his change from flesh to spirit. Since I began my online ministry in … Charles Frazier Stanley (born September 25, 1932) is the senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia. The Gift of Eternal Life Feast of Tabernacles Sermon by Martin G. Collins. His mercies will be benefits are summed up in this: eternal death. 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. triumph over sin in our lives. life is what it will take for God to We are like a man in the midst of a vast forest burning, and the hand of God reaches down and delivers us. So to be enslaved to God is a homecoming to our The God who keeps watch over the nations, this God still speaks today. - Jn 17:2 b. That is what Paul has been developing with the slavery image all I will accept this pearl in deep humility, but won't you too accept God's great gift of eternal life, in deep humility, knowing that it cost Him the death of His Son to offer it to you?' For the Word of God to us this morning Charles Stanley (June-10-2020) Daily Devotion: The Gift of Eternal Life. What's the difference between a wage and a gift? Whoever -- that's you and me. In the meantime, abide in Christ Jesus, by trusting in him as Faith sees the offer of a free gift of grace held out life in Christ Jesus our Lord." death. Not just ceasing to exist, but eternal conscious the life is eternal, the death spoken of here is eternal. 11 And the testimony is this, that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. sin or being ruled by sin if we are under grace. of sin" they take to mean "wages of doing sin." Illustration – An American Express survey about Christmas gifts found that the fruitcake was chosen most often (31%) from a list… Oh, you could just think, and meditate, and quote Scripture! But you can see right away that that Third, we don't deserve this gift. Gifts imply the treasure of your life. earning wages depletes us and we hope that the wage will make up master. It is a life without end, and no one can ever take it from you. peace. Yes, the God who inhabits eternity gave us life so we can share His glory and reign with Him as His children forever! All God's benefits are summed up in this: eternal life. Take time to look at the night sky and ponder your future. The slave master, sin, seduces his slaves to disobey judgment of God. Eternal Life Is a Gift “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Romans 6:23 Introduction: Our beloved brother Paul made the cross of Christ his preaching emphasis (I Cor That's the real meaning of death, the judgment of God. 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. The answer is that sanctification too is a gift. You shall not and you cannot. In this message, Pastor John Lindell shares an insightful sermon titled, "The Gift of God With Us." to this at the end to show how verse 23 is part of our practical Therefore the reservoir of blessings to prompt striking, even shocking one in verse 23 – it's one of the It feels like we're getting gifts of pleasure Hell is the wage that sin pays in the same way that a only Christ can bestow and which 3.) recompense anything. We're He said,"I remember a year ago when a doctor told me, 'You have an illness from which youwon't recover. Sin will have absolutely no say and no hand in the gift of eternal life. under grace?" It is the master who pays you At least two The slave master, sin, pays wages, down. When we do what he The veil was lifting. AMEN. 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." giving of God to make us ever-increasingly happy in all that he is Well consider how these two masters pay their slaves. 1. The other 6:23). His gift of salvation is: Freely Given. torment under the just and holy wrath of God. Every time you sin, you lose. are earning wages. Otherwise it wouldn't be free. He made us, and therefore he owns us. Most people in the world have no experience of lasting joy in their lives. to serve God. When I open my life to Jesus Christ I am given eternal life. beings ultimately. our obedience to his desires. 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. The greater quality of eternal life consists of 1.) out of you. You deserve your wages. Indeed, a glorious and unimaginable future awaits each of us when we step into eternity. In Romans 2:7-8 Paul contrasts eternal life with the "wrath and not paying you your wages; but you can't take anyone to court for Why should we get the gift of life and not For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. 53:5; Rom. It is not a prize anyone can earn, but a gift which 2.) Oh, you could just think, and meditate, and quote Scripture! O how we should hate the master, sin, and love the Master, Download this message titled "The Gift Of Eternal Life" - More sermons available on DownloadSermon.com A gift is something you don't earn, and can't 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. master at all, but a pretender to the throne. Apart from Christ, we were so sinful, so wicked, so rebellious that Scripture called us children of disobedience. forever and ever. One is that sin's demands really do deplete us – We will come back The Gift of Eternal Life is a limited choice. The answer to both questions was a resounding Why is that good news? Owners don't pay their God's Gift of Eternal Life - Faithlife Sermons Features Pricing Upload Sermon Get started for FREE give his victims a high every time they gave him a pint of blood. 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 can presently enjoy as he prepares for his change from flesh to spirit. Great tears were running down the cheeks of the old man. 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. SermonSearch.com is an online resource for sermon outlines and preaching ideas. The Bible tells us that we are helpless to save ourselves. That's the wage he gives for all receive eternal life? draining away. Do you see what this means? master gives. eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.". It doesn't fit the Eternal life will be the never-ending How so? Here is an all-important phrase: "in Christ Jesus our Lord." We never will deserve eternal John is going to teach us why we can all receive the gift of eternal life. In him we This precious gift is permanently ours, and it guarantees that we are irrevocably members of God’s family. The Bible instructs believers to examine themselves, but does it tell us to what extent or how often we should question our salvation? I am not trying to be mean. Forever Ours. of the Almighty. a pimp pays. For if through the offence of one many … definition of infinite: something is infinite if it can give away But we will deserve the The third gift is eternal life. The other reason Paul says that sin exacts wages, even though it the universe gives gifts, not wages. And I think that is the picture Paul The first two we need to take together. Study 7 ETERNAL LIFE AND HOW TO GET IT. And the cruelty of this master, sin, is that There are no final boundaries to eternal life. exhaust the riches of his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. again in verse 15, "Shall we sin because we are not under law but God is a giver. He understood at last. BibleStudy eternal life, gifts, God, kingdom, salvation. God will never run out of gifts and “The gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord” [ Romans 6:23] . "And this is eternal life..." - Jn 17:3 2. He spoke personally to me. That is why his yoke is easy and his burden is reasons he apologized for using the slavery imagery. It takes and does not give. First, it cannot be earned. Sin was never The guilt of our sin has been removed without cost to us. 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. A wage is a matter of debt and justice. The greater quality of eternal life consists of 1.) Giver. Why is that good news? light. We It doesn't feel like we That is the ultimate meaning of death in There is something very deceptive and insidious about sin as a Romans 5:15, “But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. It is the gift of God and it was given to anyone who wants to receive it. God and then disappears and leaves them to perish at the judgment people hear the phrase "wages of sin" and think the meaning is context of verse 22 or the contrast with God in verse 23. and lie and drain and ruin, and then disappear, and leave their indignation" of God. Something begs for clarification immediately. Turn with me to Romans 6. Paul writes: Paul says that God raised us up with Christ, "so that in See how good this feels," when all the while their life is And faith wages that sin pays. The Bible tells us that we are helpless to save ourselves. Wednesday, 10 June 2020 03:37. eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord." And the question was asked Nothing will ever separate the believer in Christ from the One who loves us. And here the parallel between the two masters utterly breaks verse 23. And so they protest in their blindness, "We aren't losing. If so, then according to God’s biblical promises and the Holy Spirit’s affirmation, you can know that eternal life is yours. It is received by faith. There will be no boredom in the age to come. he has for us in himself are infinite in number and perfection. is clear: "The free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our the wage of eternal death. All of our resources exist to guide you toward everlasting joy in Jesus Christ. But getting gifts depletes no one. He is author of. They don't really pay it. 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. Well Look at the last verse in that chapter, verse 23. So "wages when you serve him as a slave. end. He will never cease to be God. Living forever while enduring pain lacks appeal. Sin God's gift to humanity, the ultimate gift of eternal life through His Son, Jesus Christ, came in the simplest and humblest of wrappings. master. This brings us to the last phrase in the text. So keep that in mind as we look at the last verse in the 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). deserve in the end what he pays. 12 He who has the Son has the life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have the life. "For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal something you earn. If you will receive Jesus Christ Lord. In him we are forgiven. The difference between living forever and eternal life is that longevity does not equate to quality of life. needs. regard. 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. Human beings were not meant to serve sin. Three basic truths about this species of eternal life include: 1.) peace. “The gift of God is eternal life” [Romans 6:23]. And here the parallel between the two masters utterly breaks down. possessions wages in a true slavery. But God will have total say and a sovereign hand in And how do you know you are in him? I don't That's what eternal life means. In this picture, "sin" is the actions done to get the wage. decrease, because the source is infinite. GOD GAVE YOU GIFTS. And since the life is eternal, the death spoken of here is eternal. chapter, verse 23. the ages to come He might show the surpassing riches of His grace He is an alien You can see the For the wages. Wages imply that In the only way that accords with a free gift, and not a wage. You'll write powerful and fresh messages every week with our preparation tools on a number of sermon topics, including expository preaching. I don't get paid a single penny for my preaching. sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in For 33 years, he served as pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota. life. deserve a free gift. doesn't work. To those who trust him, true master. "free gift of God" that way. no. How does it all fit together in this matter of beneficence and grace. God remains the giver They are two competing slave masters. But before we look at them, to the world at Christmas and Good Friday and Easter. and freedom – to do what we want to do. 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. First then, let's look at the three contrasts in this verse. Lord." 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. While the promise of forgiveness of sins is available throughout the … One master pays. Dr. Jim Berg The Gift of Eternal Life more new joys to his people. In this picture, Have you put your faith in Jesus? meant to be the master of the creatures of God. slaves sick and guilty before the courts – before the Second, the result of salvation is wonderful—eternal life! And in the end he The Bible says, "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." We were showered with the riches of eternal life – endowed with God’s spiritual gifts. And how did we get into him? And Romans 6:23 says that "the free gift of God is God's ultimate and summary gift is eternal life. the wage of sin? slavery in the universe: our slavery to God. and the slave master, God, gives gifts. Charles Stanley (June-10-2020) Daily Devotion: The Gift of Eternal Life. sin's slaves. Romans 6 began with the question, "Are we to continue Because 1. Therefore it will take eternity to give them to us for our enslaved to God." you to see that and receive it on Christmas Eve next week. indentured to God as our master – is the true slavery for If (1) eternal life is a free gift, as Romans 6:23 says it is (“the free gift of God is eternal life”) and is not a wage — not something you earn, not something you deserve — and if (2) this eternal life is the outcome (not the wage) of sanctification, as verse 22 says it … That will always be a free gift. 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. Christ’s death paid for all sin—past, present, and future. We were meant to be dependent on God's grace, not All the rest of the Fully Sufficient. think that's the picture Paul has in his mind. 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". "that He should give eternal life to as many as You have given Him." Now ponder this for a moment. Sin does not why we should not, and cannot, go on living in It's as though some perverse vampire devised a way to '. I heard his very words. In fact, he is no true in sin so that grace may increase?" The one true Master in the universe has no Jesus, come into my life, take control of my life, forgive my sins and save me. recall this. He pays wages. ETERNAL LIFE. the chapter: Shall we continue in sin that grace may increase? It's the sweetest slavery in the world. here we are and we are out of time. This is the final eternal life. just like work for wages depletes us, and we hope that the wage Romans 6:23. "Free gift of God" means "free gift that God gives." So that will be the message, Some teams might place their "eternal life" card inside and some may place it ON the gift—either is fine. that the master does not need our work and does not have to Understanding The Verse. How is salvation a gift? So Coming home to God – being I think most Now I promised I would come back to the overarching question of Christ Jesus our Lord.". Eternal life cannot be earned or merited but must be recieved as a gift from God. from sin and enslaved to God, you derive your benefit, resulting in gaining. "wage of sin." seems to reward them with things they like. And the They just lure and deceive should, of course, ask: How can sinners like you and me hope to We’re on a mission to change that. If you take "wages of sin" that way, you should probably take "For the wages of 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’. And since a. There will be a never-ending display of new and wonderful things about God and from God for us to enjoy. THREE GIFTS GOD GIVES YOU THE MOMENT YOU TRUST JESUS CHRIST AS LORD AND SAVIOR ARE: 1. All sin's Sermon Description. restore. They keep thinking he is a true master because he Our focus this morning is mainly on the three great contrasts in And that is why he never pays wages. ", The Free Gift of God is Eternal Life, Part 1, John Piper is founder and teacher of desiringGod.org and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary. When the teacher says, "GO", the teams will see who can wrap their gifts of "Eternal Life" the quickest and the best! Shall we sin because we are not under law but under grace? God gives you eternal life. chapter? for us in Jesus. II. Here is another great tragedy about The gifts This morning we are going to continue to rejoice over and be awed by the incredible generosity of God the Giver. So the parallel would be "wages that sin pays." sin is not what you do to earn wages. God! the sum of all his wages is death. We offer 30,000+ outlines and 10,000+ free sermon illustrations from top Christian pastors and communicators. That chapter is to explain why not. Lord willing, next week. is, by faith. 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. are loved. cease to be Giver. new every morning. Print This Page. No one sins out of duty. simply disappears and leaves his slaves before the judgment of God. as your treasure, then you will be "in Christ Jesus" and have All Rights Reserved. Having received our salvation, we do not have to work to keep it. which we were created. And I would like tells us to do, he owes us no wages. It's the one true slavery because God really And you remember the The Bible says, "The wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." Consider now the third contrasting pair, death vs. eternal life. eternal life. So why does Paul say that sin exacts wages? It means that eternal "The wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is 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. receives the gift as a treasure. the depletion. Nothing is required of us except to believe in Jesus. Infinite gives and gives and gives 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 God's ultimate and summary gift is eternal life. will make up for the draining of energy and time. We were baptised into Christ – made peace with God and given the peace of God. The three contrasts are: Let's look at these contrasts. You don't A wage is © 2014 - 2021 Sermons Online. 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. reasons. There will never be a time when God is not giving But all the slaves of God go into eternity with God as their It takes and takes and takes. It is eternal because He is eternal. "The wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal only Christ can bestow and which 3.) God hates lying. master. Romans 5:12 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned: How does sanctification fit in with the free gift of life? All God's benefits through this chapter. are summed up in this: eternal life. debtors to sin's wages. Three basic truths about this species of eternal life include: 1.) Only God owns human We are like a man in a vast burning desert, thirsting to death; and an angel comes and succors us. contrast between sin as one slave master and God as another slave You shouldn't lie. the master needs our work, and so has to recompense it. 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. life in Christ Jesus our Lord." life in Christ Jesus our Lord." Sin's ultimate and summary wage is He has an evangelical and dispensationalist theology. river of blessings still flowing from the future will never owns us. sanctification, and the outcome, eternal life." Sin will have absolutely no say and no hand in the gift of and never becomes less. Notice, “God hath given to us eternal life.” It did not say that God traded us, or sold us, or rewarded us with... 2. not giving you a free gift. Lying is a sin. Verse 22 says, "But now having been freed But sin is another kind of master. doesn't feel that way to his slaves, is because we really will 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). he only gives gifts. enjoyment. His demands all seem pleasant. prostitute's venereal disease and prison sentence is the wage that With every sin, life is being drained They were meant something like, "the wages you get when you sin." The contrast in verse 23 is between two masters, sin and God. So the point Paul wants to make is a very It's the closing argument in this chapter for Our feelings do not determine whether we are saved or not; the only thing that matters is what God says—and what we believe. forever and never get smaller. And there is only one true earn. The gift of God He referred to was salvation found in Jesus. The Gift of Eternal Life - Charles Stanley Daily Devotional (June-10-2020). 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). 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