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Secure In the Lord

Jn. 10 ---------- 3/29/87


+ Lots of talk about security

> Social Security Number

       - Protection for poverty, old age,

       disability, unemployment

       - Now used as a ID number for

       individuals within the US


> Financial Security - Invest, save

> Jackal, Cobra and Viper Personal security vehicle

       - Armor plated

       - 360 Day or Night external

              cameras

>    – 50 caliber retractable machine

              gun (readied in 10 sec)

       - Infrared Night Camera

       - Dismountable 1 kw Generator

       - Remote Engine Start / Kill

       - Air / Life Support Systems

       - Rear Facing Blinding Light

              System

       - Tear Gas Protection System

       - Smoke Screen Generator System

       - Door Handle Shock System

       - Oil-Slick Generator System

       - Bomb Scan System


> National Security

- People want our government to do

everything it can to protect its citizens from violent people.

- Extra checks at the airports.

- Station our military troops on our

       borders

- Protect from violent people illegally

       sneaking into our country.

- USA can never have perfect security.


> Home Security - Smoke Detectors

       Surveillance, Alarms  & Panic rooms

> Life Insurance (really death

       insurance)

 - Only in Christ can we have security.

- Jesus is all-knowing. Jesus is

all-powerful. Jesus is all-loving. Jesus is the perfect guardian for your body and soul.

- His rule lasts forever.


+ Sheep & Security

- Sheep are mentioned more than 500x

> Sheep are Weak

> Sheep are Defenseless

> Sheep are Dependent


+ SIX MARKS OF CHRIST SHEEP

> They hear the shepherds voice

> Jn. 10:3 & 27

> Jn. 10: 27


+ 2. Mark of Christ Sheep

> They follow the shepherd

> Jn 10:4 & 27

- Come by faith

- Not with a spirit & attitude of

       experimentation


+3. Mark of Christ Sheep

> They will not follow a stranger

> Jn 10:5


+ 4.Mark of Christ Sheep

> They enter by the door

> Jn 10:9

> “I am” - Simplicity - No confessional

       or initiation rites

> “By me” - The Way

> “ If any man” - The Offer

> “Enter in” The Condition

> “Shall be saved” - The Certainty


+ 5. Mark of Christ Sheep

>They go in and out and find pasture

> Jn 10:9

- This is the prospect

> In & out - Liberty

> Find pasture - Provision


+ 6. Mark of Christ Sheep

> They receive eternal life from the

       shepherd

> Jn 10:28

- They are eternally secure

> Salvation is eternal

> Salvation is a gift - Given & imparted

> Salvation is a life


+ SALVATION A GIFT

> Jn 5:24

> Not earned

> Not worked for

> No merit on my part

- You are given a dream vacation by a

       friend

- I want to help pay for it


+ It’s not a rope that we hang unto

- As long as we can hold on we are OK

- If we let go we are doomed

> Tit 3:5


+ Rope is a safety net that we rest in

> 1 Pet 1:3-5


+ SALVATION A LIFE

> Jn 3:3

> All on Christ part

> Born You came not into this world

       not because you deserved it

- Not because you were good enough

> Not merit

+ 1 Jn 5:1-5 (ESV)

> Child of a family

- When we have done wrong they are

       not disowned

- Does not have to be born back into the

       family



+ SALVATION GIVES PEACE

- If I can be lost again - never peace

- What sin causes me to lose my

       salvation?

- What action causes me to lose my

       salvation

- What thought causes me to lose my

       salvation

> Jn 10:28

> Ps 92:12-14 - No struggle here

> Rom 8:31-39

> Jn 17:12

- Child - No wants or concerns


+ EVIDENCE OF SALVATION

> Repentance is a changed of mind

> Resulting in a change of life

> Reproduces good works

> Remains in the Word

> Reaching for the Lord’s return


+ Gentle Shepherd          

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