by Ernest Easley

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God's Salvation Chain (1 of 2)
Series: Romans 8V
Dr. Ernest L. Easley
Romans 8:29-30
July 31, 2011

If you want to better understand God's grace, then just take a look at salvation. Salvation wasn't our idea … it was Gods! Salvation started in the heart of God .. not in the heart of man! We love Him because He first loved us.
Now from Romans 8 .. we've been learning how to face life's problems positively from that great promise to those who love God in verse 28, "And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose."
And how we enjoy quoting that promise .. especially during the hardships of life. What a comfort to know that regardless of how rough the sea gets .. that the ship is going to make it to shore.
Now as we move into verse 29 … Paul is still talking about those who know God and love God and worship God. And if that describes you … verses 29-30 are not only ABOUT you .. they are FOR you. If you think the promise of verse 28 gives you strength and security … you're going to love verses 29-30 because just as verse 28 speaks of a promise of God … verses 29-30 speak of the providence of God.
Did you know that God has a salvation chain? Well … He does. In fact .. we're going to discover beginning here in verse 29 that God's salvation chain has five links. And every link of His salvation chain reminds us of God's activity which makes salvation available to every person.
Every link causes me to love Him more and I know they will cause you to love Him more too. And do you know why it's important for our love for God to be growing? Because the more we love Him .. the more we'll want to worship Him. And the more we worship Him .. the more we'll want to be like Him.
All right .. so what are these five links that make up God's Salvation Chain? Well .. let's begin reading in verse 29 and as we read them … see if you can identify the five links.
God's Salvation Chain ...

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