I preached on the perseverance of the saints (eternal security) this past Sunday from Philippians 1:6. Here is the sermon skeleton.
SERMON: “The Perseverance of the Saints”
TEXT: Philippians 1:6
SERMON SERIES: PHILIPPIANS: PARTNERSHIP IN THE GOSPEL
THEME: The perseverance of the saints
POINT: The perseverance of the saints is enabled by the preservation of the saints by God.
TRANSITION SENTENCE: Philippians 1:6 highlights two sovereign acts of God that guarantee the perseverance of the saints.
I. God has begun a good work in you.
A. It is a work of God.
B. It is a good work.
C. It is only the beginning.
II. God will finish what he has started in you.
A. We have divine assurance in Christ.
B. We have eternal security in Christ.
C. We have great confidence in Christ.
The Most Important Commandment
And one of the scribes came up and heard them disputing with one another, and seeing that he answered them well, asked him, “Which commandment is the most important of all?” Jesus answered, “The most important is, ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this:‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” And the scribe said to him, “You are right, Teacher. You have truly said that he is one, and there is no other besides him. And to love him with all the heart and with all the understanding and with all the strength, and to love one’s neighbor as oneself, is much more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.” And when Jesus saw that he answered wisely, he said to him, “You are not far from the kingdom of God.” And after that no one dared to ask him any more questions. – Mark 12:28-34 Armies win…