Limiting God’s Power to Save   1 comment

Matt. 13, 58

1.  Christ came to save sinners–all sinners.  Hence he sought to induce men to believe on him.  Went to Nazareth to offer them life, but they were offended in him.

2.  Man’s salvation depends on

(1)  An opportunity, and

(2)  On faith in the truth.

Opportunity includes

(1)  hearing the gospel, and

(2)  the ability to believe.

Both are provided for in the plan of salvation.  Given the opportunity man must believe.  Not to believe him is to abide in death.

3.  Faith is not mental assent only, as with the demons, but that trust in Him that carries with it one’s whole being, absolute abandon to Him.  His word is the sure foundation for it.  Unbelievers can, but will not believe, because of the love of sin.  Let one try sincerely and prove it.

4.  By unbelief, a lack of faith, man limits his power:

(1)  In his own life.  Distrust shuts the door to his blessing; faith opens it.

(2)  Upon others.  He will honor our faith by blessing others.  With great faith in Him we will yet do many mighty works in Nazareth and everywhere.  Open your hearts to Him now!

GEORGE WASHINGTON BARRETT

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Posted July 11, 2013 by neatnik2009 in George Washington Barrett 1905-1913 G-L, Matthew

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