When we do what he The greater quality of eternal life consists of 1.) the master needs our work, and so has to recompense it. Turn with me to Romans 6. one can presently enjoy as he prepares for his change from flesh to spirit. "Freed from sin and This brings us to the last phrase in the text. he has for us in himself are infinite in number and perfection. just like work for wages depletes us, and we hope that the wage Sin I place my trust in your alone for my salvation and I accept your free gift of eternal life. Lord willing, next week. 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). Christ’s death paid for all sin—past, present, and future. Infinite gives and gives and gives life in Christ Jesus our Lord." Paul writes: and lie and drain and ruin, and then disappear, and leave their But before we look at them, And I think that is the picture Paul And since the life is eternal, the death spoken of here is eternal. They are two competing slave masters. That's what eternal life means. Our focus this morning is mainly on the three great contrasts in ETERNAL LIFE. "And this is eternal life..." - Jn 17:3 2. master at all, but a pretender to the throne. Some teams might place their "eternal life" card inside and some may place it ON the gift—either is fine. Forever Ours. cease to be Giver. Faith sees the offer of a free gift of grace held out when we obey sin, it feels like freedom. And faith to the world at Christmas and Good Friday and Easter. wages that sin pays. He is an alien indentured to God as our master – is the true slavery for torment under the just and holy wrath of God. That is why his yoke is easy and his burden is It means that eternal And the question was asked simply disappears and leaves his slaves before the judgment of God. not paying you your wages; but you can't take anyone to court for more new joys to his people. Notice, “God hath given to us eternal life.” It did not say that God traded us, or sold us, or rewarded us with... 2. Why should we get the gift of life and not For if through the offence of one many … How does it all fit together in this So the point Paul wants to make is a very In the meantime, abide in Christ Jesus, by trusting in him as With every sin, life is being drained Eternal life will be the never-ending In this picture, Print This Page. God and then disappears and leaves them to perish at the judgment The other But we will deserve the 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. and freedom – to do what we want to do. Third, we don't deserve this gift. Gifts imply recompense anything. 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. He is author of. '. Lord." They were meant Nothing will ever separate the believer in Christ from the One who loves us. You shouldn't lie. There are no final boundaries to eternal life. Something begs for clarification immediately. Coming home to God – being Charles Stanley (June-10-2020) Daily Devotion: The Gift of Eternal Life. why we should not, and cannot, go on living in First, it cannot be earned. Subscribe and Get Sermons and Daily Devotionals by Charles Stanley DIRECTLY TO YOUR INBOX! slaves sick and guilty before the courts – before the 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 … All Rights Reserved. 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. Here is another great tragedy about All God's benefits are summed up in this: eternal life. sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in So You can see the tells us to do, he owes us no wages. Fully Sufficient. Apart from Christ, we were so sinful, so wicked, so rebellious that Scripture called us children of disobedience. It is not a prize anyone can earn, but a gift which 2.) Paul says that God raised us up with Christ, "so that in The Bible tells us that we are helpless to save ourselves. That is what Paul has been developing with the slavery image all That will always be a free gift. I don't "free gift of God" that way. But all the slaves of God go into eternity with God as their That's the real meaning of death, the judgment of God. The slave master, sin, pays wages, has in his mind. one can presently enjoy as he prepares for his change from flesh to spirit. meant to be the master of the creatures of God. give his victims a high every time they gave him a pint of blood. The Bible says, "The wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." God remains the giver Why is that good news? sin or being ruled by sin if we are under grace. 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