The Contenders

Nov 7, 2021    Ritchie Johnson
Slides:
Slide 1: Our position in Christ:
Called – invited to a banquet
Beloved – loved without condition
Kept – carefully taken care of

Slide 2: There is only one way to salvation.

Slide 3: Ephesians 4:4 [There is] one body and one Spirit, just as also you were called in one hope of your calling; 5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6 one God and Father of all who is over all and through all and in all.

John 14:6 Jesus said to him, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.

Slide 4: Make no mistake; we’re in a fight.

Slide 5: Luke 13:24 "Strive to enter through the narrow door; for many, I tell you, will seek to enter and will not be able.

1 Corinthians 9:25 Everyone who competes in the games exercises self-control in all things. They then [do it] to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable.

1 Timothy 6:12 Fight the good fight of faith; take hold of the eternal life to which you were called, and you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.

2 Timothy 4:7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith;

Slide 6: Our enemy:
They are secretly among us.
They use “cheap” grace as license.
They confess Jesus but deny His Lordship.
May be us.

Slide 7: Romans 5:6 For while we were still helpless, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. 7 For one will hardly die for a righteous man; though perhaps for the good man someone would dare even to die. 8 But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. 9 Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from the wrath [of God] through Him.

Slide 8: Conclusions:
Work out your salvation with fear and trembling.
Ask if Jesus is Master.
Repent of any unclean behavior or doctrine.
Contend for the faith.