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The Free Gift

Introduction: Murderer Redeemed by Penny Sermon – “One of the most fascinating events surrounding the reading of a Spurgeon sermon occurred in a South American city. There, an Englishman had been confined to prison for life, apparently for murder. An English friend visited him and left behind two English novels. But as the providence of God would have it, between the leaves of one of the novels, a Spurgeon sermon had been wedged. The message influenced the prisoner tremendously, for in the sermon Spurgeon referred to the murder of Palmer. The Gospel presented in the message gave the prisoner such hope in Christ that, though he never expected to be released from prison, he had come to know Jesus Christ as Saviour and would one day experience the great liberation of heaven.” –from Spurgeon: Prince of Preachers by Lewis Drummond (p.325).

  1. BY ONE MAN (Romans 5:15)
    1. One Man Brought Sin Adam (Romans 5:12)
    2. One Man Brought Grace Jesus (1 Corinthians 15:45-49)
  2. UNTO MANY (Romans 5:15)
    1. Multitudes have Believed (Acts 5:14; Acts 14:1)
    2. Multitudes will be in Heaven (Revelation 7:9-10)
  3. BY GRACE (Romans 5:15)
    1. The Grace of God
      1. The gospel of the grace of God (Acts 20:24)
      2. The bestowing of the grace of God (1 Corinthians 15:10)
      3. The offer of the grace of God (Titus 2:11)
    2. The Gift by Grace (Ephesians 2:8-9)
    3. The Abounding Grace (Romans 5:20)
  4. UNTO JUSTIFICATION (Romans 5:16)
    1. Justified by His Grace (Romans 3:24)
    2. Justified by His Blood (Romans 5:9)
    3. Justified from Condemnation (Romans 8:33-34)
    4. Justified by the Faith of Jesus Christ (Galatians 2:16)
  5. UNTO LIFE (Romans 5:17, 18)
    1. Passed from Death unto Life (John 5:24)
    2. Given Eternal Life (Romans 5:21; Romans 6:23)
    3. Promised a Resurrection Life (1 Corinthians 15:21-22)
    4. Enriched with Abundant Life (John 10:10)
  6. BY HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS (Romans 5:18)
    1. The Sinless Righteousness of Christ (2 Corinthians 5:21)
    2. The Imputed Righteousness of Christ (Romans 3:9)
  7. BY HIS OBEDIENCE (Romans 5:19)
    1. In Life (John 6:38; John 15:10)
    2. In Death (Hebrews 5:8; Philippians 2:5-8)

Conclusion: Invited to the Throne of God – “Emily Post was once asked for advice by a friend. She said, ‘I have been invited to the White House but I already have an engagement for that same time and am in somewhat of a quandary trying to decide which place to go.’ Emily Post replied, ‘An invitation to the White House automatically cancels all previous engagements.’ ” Jesus has invited every soul to come to Him for rest (Matthew 11:28-20). This cancels all previous engagements. Won’t you accept His offer today?