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