Scripture Reference: Matthew 7:21-27
Sermon in a Sentence
Do not deceive yourself: No one will ever enter the kingdom of heaven by merely professing, merely doing, or merely hearing the right things, but by entering into a personal relationship with Jesus that is demonstrated through a life of obedience.
- Though a verbal profession that “Jesus is Lord” is essential to salvation, if you do not submit to Christ’s lordship, your profession is worthless.
- Though you may do good things and engage in passionate religious activity, if your sincerity is not proven by a life of obedience, they will be of no value.
- Though you may regularly place yourself in the position to hear God’s Word, if you do not do what it says, you are foolish and in danger of destruction.