Posts Tagged ‘eternal security’

Pastor Ron Lewis: Faith Bible Church, Warren, Pa.

Ruth 1:15-18  This week Pastor Ron continues his series on the little book of Ruth.  As we look at the third dialogue between Naomi and Ruth we come to the beautiful confession of Ruth.


3.  The Third Dialogue V15-18                         010-ruth-1

a.  Naomi’s Final Plea… V15

b. Ruth’s Confession… V16-17

1)  Ruth’s Answer

2)  Ruth’s Vow

a) Your Journey = My Journey

b)  Your Home = My Home

c)  Your People = My People

d)  Your God = My God

e)  Your Future = My Future

3)  Ruth’s Witness

b.  Naomi’s Concession…V18

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Ruth’s Confession


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Pastor Ron Lewis: Faith Bible Church, Warren, Pa.

Pastor Ron concludes his mini series, “The Doctrine of Eternal Security,” this week by looking as some more reasons that some object to the teaching that a person once saved is always saved.  Some teach that a person can lose their salvation.  We need to go to the authority, the Bible, to find the true answer.



c.  Answering the Objectors…

1.  Those who had turned away…(2 Peter 2:20-22)

2.  Those who had fallen away…(Hebrews 6:4-6)

Please click on the link below to listen to this very helpful sermon.

Objections to Eternal Security – Pt.2

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Pastor Ron Lewis: Faith Bible Church, Warren, Pa.

As we continue to study the series, “Spiritual Warfare,” we take a couple of weeks to look at the doctrine of Eternal Security.  This week Pastor Ron focuses on the objections some people have to this doctrine.  If you have any questions about once saved – always saved you need to listen.


THE DOCTRINE OF ETERNAL SECURITY                                                 

A.  Laying the Foundation…
B.  Building the House…

C.  Answering the Objectors…

1.  The unpardonable sin… (Matt. 12:31-32)

2.  The branches that were taken away…(John 15:1-6)

3.  Those who had fallen from grace…(Gal. 5:2-4)

Please click on the link below to listen to this very helpful sermon

Objections to Eternal Security- Pt1

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Pastor Ron Lewis: Faith Bible Church, Warren, PA.

Ephesians 5:26  This week Pastor Ron teaches us how Christ loved the church with a sanctifying love.  Once we see this we will understand  how husbands should love their wives in the same way.  This is a beautiful picture of a healthy marriage.


2.  How did Christ love the church…? V25c-27                                                           john17_17

a.  With a sacrificial love V25c

b.  With a ___________love V26

1)  He gave Himself up for her so that He might sanctify her…

2)  He sanctified her by means of cleansing her…

3)  He cleansed her by the washing of water with the word…

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Christ’s Sanctifying Love


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Ephesians 1_18a

Ephesians 1:18a “I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you will know what is the hope of His calling,…”

The Apostle Paul prays in this section of scripture for believers.  If you are a believer then you can insert your name.  “I pray that the eyes of your heart, (insert name) may be enlightened…”  He is praying to God that the eyes of our understanding will be open.

Paul has a reason that he wants our understanding to be open, and as we read on we will find out why.  He says, “so that you (insert name) will know  what is the hope of His calling.”  Now let’s look at these three words.

KNOW:  This word as used in the Greek means something we know instinctively. In other words, we know that we know.

HOPE: As Pastor Ron Lewis has said, “This is a confident expectation of a future unseen reality.” This is the blessed hope we have that someday Christ will come back for His church, and that we will live with Him in heaven forever.  Isn’t that wonderful?

HIS CALLING:  God’s call on our lives took place before the creation of the world according to Ephesians 1:4. (NIV)  “For He chose us in Him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight…”  This is almost too wonderful for me to think upon.  But, God actually chose you and me to be his adopted children before he even created the world.  This boggles my mind.  I can only say, “Why me Lord?”

Paul wants you and me to know all of this because it gives us the assurance of our salvation.  We know that we know that we are saved and are on our way to heaven. Satan will come after us and tell us all sorts of lies.  He is the father of lies.   But, knowing where we stand now and what awaits us in our future gives us the courage to resist the devil.  When we know the truth then we can be overcomers of whatever comes our way.

I’m glad Paul prayed for us.  Aren’t you?  We should pray this prayer for other believers also.

I’ve taken these thoughts from a sermon my pastor preached last Sunday.  If you’d like to hear this very encouraging message you can click on the link below.

The Hope of His Calling

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