Remain faithful

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We often place emphasis on the plan of salvation - then quickly add - remain faithful. What does that mean?

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Remain faithful

  1. 1. Why is this called Old Faithful? Re main Fait hf ul
  2. 2. The Steps of Salvation  We often talk about the steps in the plan of salvation. Faith in Jesus as the Son of God  Repentance of sins  Confession of our faith  Baptism for the forgiveness of sins  We preach sermons on faith, repentance, confession and baptism 
  3. 3. The BIGGEST Step Often the preacher will toss in another one – remain faithful  DO NOT SKIP THIS STEP!!!  What does it mean to remain faithful?  What does that require of me? 
  4. 4. Remain / Abide  1 John 2:24-25 24 Therefore let that abide in you which you heard from the beginning. If what you heard from the beginning abides in you, you also will abide in the Son and in the Father. 25 And this is the promise that He has promised us--eternal life.
  5. 5. Remain / Abide Thayer – in reference to place, tarry, not to depart, to continue to be present; to be kept continually  In reference to time, to continue to be, not to perish, to last, endure 
  6. 6. Keep the Faith  2 Timothy 4:7-8 7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 8 Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on that Day, and not to me only but also to all who have loved His appearing.
  7. 7. Keep the Faith We must hold fast, keep, watch  We must not escape  A prisoner must be “kept” in jail  We must be “kept” in Christ 
  8. 8. Keep the Faith 1 Timothy 5:22b keep yourself pure  1 Timothy 6:14 that you keep this commandment without spot, blameless until our Lord Jesus Christ's appearing, 
  9. 9. Faithful Ephesians 1:1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, To the saints who are in Ephesus, and faithful in Christ Jesus:  Colossians 1:2a To the saints and faithful brethren in Christ who are in Colosse: 
  10. 10. Faithful  Thayer – trusty, faithful, of persons who show themselves faithful in the transaction of business, the execution of commands, or the discharge of official duties; one that can be relied on
  11. 11. Faithful  Revleation 2:10b Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life.
  12. 12. Faithful Revelation 17:14 These will make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them, for He is Lord of lords and King of kings; and those who are with Him are called, chosen, and faithful."
  13. 13. Application to Life Is this “faithful?”  Paper delivered once in a while?  Make house payment 3 times a year?  Pray every once in a while?  Worship 4 times a year?
  14. 14. Conclusion Have you:  Believed, repented, confessed?  Been baptized?  Remained faithful to the Lord?  Wandered away?

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