God Has Done, and Will Do, Great Things in Christ

from Mar 03, 2021 Category: Ligonier Resources

Can true Christians lose their salvation? Only if the Savior can fail. In this brief clip, H.B. Charles Jr. shows that God’s past faithfulness to His people gives them assurance of His promise for the future.

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Transcript:

Can one lose their salvation? It all depends on what saved you. If you’re saved by your own works, that is not going to save you. But we are saved forever by the blood of an eternal covenant. Do you hear the Lord Jesus in John 10:28–30 declaring, “I will give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one can pluck them out of my hand. My Father, who gave them to me, is greater than all, and no one can pluck them out of my Father’s hand. I and the Father are one.” And so, this benediction assures us that we can trust God to do for us what we cannot do for ourselves, because God has already done great things for us in Christ. And it’s as if He says His faithfulness in the past is His résumé for the future. God has done great things for us in Christ, verse 20. And then verse 21 teaches that God will do great things for us in Christ. Verse 20 is the subject. “Now may the God of peace who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great shepherd of the sheep, by the blood of the eternal covenant…” Verse 21 is the predicate of the sentence: “May that God in all of His goodness, greatness, and glory equip you with everything good that you may do his will, working in us that which is pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.”