Never Getting Over Being Saved
2 Peter 1:9
1. A PAST FORGIVENESS
A) A Past Conduct of Life
B) A Past Change of Life
2. A PRESENT FORGETFULNESS
A) Their Salvation No Longer Moves Them
B) Their Salvation No Longer Motivates Them
3. A PERPETUAL FASCINATION
A) Never Forget The Day You God Saved You
B) Never Forget The Way You God Saved You
1. What is the greatest thing that ever happened in your life? Some might say that it was that job promotion that they got. Others might say it was an award or special recognition they received. If you listen to Gladys Knight and the Pips, you probably think some fellow or some girl was the best thing that ever happened to you. I don't know what you may consider as the greatest thing that ever happened to you, but as for me, the greatest thing that has ever happened in my life happened on a Sunday morning in 1972. It was when God saved me.
Years I spent in vanity and pride,
Caring not my Lord was crucified,
Knowing not it was for me He died on Calvary.
By God's Word at last my sin I learned-
Then I trembled at the law I'd spurned,
Till my guilty soul imploring turned to Calvary.
Mercy there was great and grace was free,
Pardon there was multiplied to me,
There my burdened soul found liberty-at Calvary.
2. That day was a miraculous day! It was a marvelous day! It was a momentous day! It is a day that I have never forgotten, and I pray by the grace of God, to never get over. Someone once asked Gypsy Smith why God had so used him through the years and he replied, ''I never lost the wonder of it all.'' I don't want to loose the wonder of what God has done for me. It is a spiritual tragedy when the believer looses the wonder and thrill of being saved. May we ever stand amazed in the presence of Jesus the Nazarene.
3. Our text speaks to the matter of getting over being saved. 2 Peter 1:9 actually describes three tragic spiritual conditions. It speaks of someone who is ...
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