Sermons on Perseverance of the Saints
It's the cavalier Christians who need to be worried about their standing.
There is a rest open to you today. The door is not shut. The time is not past.
It is possible that we who believe we are chosen might slide into a slow process of hardening and fall away from Christ.
The surety of believers lies not in the absence of conditions but in the promises of power.
God ordains our darkness and keeps us through it.
One of the ways God causes us to persevere in faith and be saved is by warning us that we could make shipwreck of our faith and be lost.
The coach of Scripture and the floor of Christ conspire to keep the saints from breaking our necks again and again.
Radical Christianity, real Christianity, makes a difference.
There is a design in your distresses as a Christian. God wills them, and he does so for your good.
Eternal life hangs on the way we run and the way we fight.
The way you run your race and fight your fight will make the difference between sharing in the promises of the gospel or being disqualified.
You can know that you know Christ if you obey his commands.
Faith is what really matters in Christian behavior, not just whether you accomplish certain things or abstain from others.
If we stay with Jesus, we win, and if we oppose him, we lose.
Our security is not in making heaven unconditional. Our security is in God's infallible commitment to fulfill the conditions of heaven.
The means by which God intends to guard us for salvation is Christian community.
We need to see how the reality of imperfection turns up in the saints of Scripture and how they handled it.
God's kindness is what we fly to, and his severity is what we flee from.