July 2, 2023

Earner to Heir

Earner to Heir

Sermon notes

Titus 3:3-8

Salvation is by grace through faith not by law through works.

Law operates on the principle of works.

Grace operates according to the principle of faith.

Romans 9:30-32

The earner mentality is embedded in our flesh.

“No matter the distance from a point of conversion or the amount of knowledge they possess, it takes a lifetime to eradicate that earner mentality. Roy Moran

You have to choose between law and grace as a system of salvation.

You can’t earn salvation but by all means don’t waste it.

Titus 3:5-8

Those of you who have trusted in God are now heirs of God.

Bible reading list for the week from Roy Moran’s book Spent matches:

  • Genesis 1. There is a God, and he created the world and humans in His image.
  • Genesis 3:1-19.  The first humans disobey God and separate themselves from him.
  • Genesis 6:9-22. God grieves over human disobedience but provides a way of hope.
  • Exodus 20:1-21. God gives his commandments to his people.
  • Leviticus 4:1-7. God requires offerings for the disobedience of his people.
  • Isaiah 53. God tells of the future suffering of the promised savior.
  • Hosea 3. Despite constant unfaithfulness, God provides a way back.
  • Luke 2:1-20. Jesus is born according to predictions in the first half of the Bible (Old Testament).
  • Luke 5:17-26. Jesus has the authority to forgive our disobedience and to heal.
  • John 3:1-18. Jesus is God’s only son, sent to bring us back to life with God.
  • Luke 15:11-32. God longs for our return to his family.
  • Luke 18:18-25. Jesus wants us to understand the value of trusting him.
  • John 11:38-44. Jesus has authority over death.
  • Luke 24:36-49. Jesus died and came back to life to secure our forgiveness.
  • Romans 5:1-11. Jesus’ death and resurrection paid our debt to God and makes our return to God’s family possible.
  • Acts 1:1 – 11. Jesus will come back in the same way that he left.
  • Acts 2:29-38. Believers respond by proclaiming their personal relationship publicly through repentance and baptism.