COMING TO CHRIST
Luke 15:11 ff
Story of the prodigal son.‑‑‑‑‑
What happens when an individual comes to
There are seven promises give to the truly
repentant soul who comes to Christ.
I. HE IS GIVEN A ROBE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS V.22
Isaiah 61:10 I will greatly rejoice in
the LORD, my soul shall be
joyful in my God; for he
hath clothed me with the
garments of salvation, he
hath covered me with the
robe of righteousness, as a
bridegroom decketh himself
with ornaments, and as a
bride adorneth herself with
A. We are born sinners
Rom 5:12 Wherefore, as by one man sin
entered into the world, and
death by sin; and so death
passed upon all men, for that
all have sinned:
Rom 3:23 For all have sinned, and come
short of the glory of God;
B. We owe God death
Rom 6:23 For the wages of sin is death;
but the gift of God is eternal
life through Jesus Christ our
Rev 20:14‑15 14 And death and hell were
cast into the lake of fire.
This is the second death.
15 And whosoever was not
found written in the book
of life was cast into the
lake of fire.
We must be clothed with God's Righteousness
not our own to get to heaven.
All the good works in the world can not cause
one person to merit salvation.
Matt 22:9‑13 9 Go ye therefore into the
highways, and as many as ye
shall find, bid to the marriage.
10 So those servants went
out into the highways, and
gathered together all as
many as they found, both
bad and good: and the
wedding was furnished with
11 And when the king came
in to see the guests, he
saw there a man which had
not on a wedding garment:
12 And he saith unto him,
Friend, how camest thou in
hither not having a wedding
garment? And he was
13 Then said the king to
the servants, Bind him hand
and foot, and take him
away, and cast him into
outer darkness; there shall
be weeping and gnashing of
The man in the company of the lord did
not have on the right garment.'
And the person who is trusting in his
good works to get him to heaven will
find himself in the crowd to which God
Matt 7:22 Many will say to me in that day,
Lord, Lord, have we not
prophesied in thy name? and in
thy name have cast out devils?
and in thy name done many
Matt 7:23 And then will I profess unto
them, I never knew you: depart
from me, ye that work iniquity.
Is He wrong to cast them into eternal
damnation where there is flames to
continually scorch the human flesh, where
the worm never dies but continually digs
its way through the body, and to a place
where there is wailing and gnashing of
No! For we all have a way of escape.
We may call upon the name of the Lord
Cain's punishment came because he
refused to worship God, God's way.
God wanted a blood sacrifice. Cain said
I'll do it my way.
Jesus took our sins in His own body. He
is our blood sacrifice.
1 Peter 2:24 Who his own self bare our sins
in his own body on the tree,
that we, being dead to sins,
should live unto
righteousness: by whose
stripes ye were healed.
2 Cor 5:21 For he hath made him to be sin
for us, who knew no sin; that we
might be made the righteousness
of God in him.
II. RING OF ETERNAL SONSHIP
A. John 1:12 But as many as received
him, to them gave he power
to become the sons of God,
even to them that believe
on his name:
John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that
he gave his only begotten Son,
that whosoever believeth in him
should not perish, but have
Titus 1:2 In hope of eternal life, which
God, that cannot lie, promised
before the world began;
B. 1 John 5:9‑13 9 If we receive the
witness of men, the
witness of God is
greater: for this is
the witness of God
which he hath testified
of his Son.
10 He that believeth on
the Son of God hath the
witness in himself: he
that believeth not God
hath made him a liar;
because he believeth
not the record that God
gave of his Son.
11 And this is the
record, that God hath
given to us eternal
life, and this life is
in his Son.
12 He that hath the Son
hath life; and he that
hath not the Son of God
hath not life.
13 These things have I
written unto you that
believe on the name of
the Son of God; that ye
may know that ye have
eternal life, and that
ye may believe on the
name of the Son of God.
C. As sons God chastens us
Heb 12:6 For whom the Lord loveth he
chasteneth, and scourgeth every
son whom he receiveth.
Heb 10:31 It is a fearful thing to fall
into the hands of the living God.
III. SHOES ‑ TO ENABLE US TO WALK ON
To live the christian life.
A. Psa 119:105 Thy word is a lamp unto
my feet, and a light unto
Eph 6:15 And your feet shod with the
preparation of the gospel of
Rom 6:4 Therefore we are buried with him
by baptism into death: that like
as Christ was raised up from the
dead by the glory of the Father,
even so we also should walk in
newness of life.
God knows that in ourselves we can do nothing
John 15:5 I am the vine, ye are the
branches: He that abideth in me,
and I in him, the same bringeth
forth much fruit: for without me
ye can do nothing.
Phil 1:6 Being confident of this very
thing, that he which hath begun a
good work in you will perform it
until the day of Jesus Christ:
D. A baby walks and falls but he gets up
and tries again.
1 Peter 2:2 As newborn babes, desire the
sincere milk of the word, that
ye may grow thereby:
New Christians are like babies trying and
failing but the failures bring success.
IV. GOD'S PROVIDENCE v‑23
A. Phil 4:19 But my God shall supply all
your need according to his
riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
B. Elijah fed by ravines, by widow
C. God allows testing - Job
V. GOD PROMISES JOY ‑ SENSE OF
CONTENTMENT AND HAPPINESS
A. 1 Peter 4:12‑13 12 Beloved, think it not
strange concerning the
fiery trial which is to
try you, as though some
strange thing happened unto you:
13 But rejoice, inasmuch
as ye are partakers of
that, when his glory
shall be revealed, ye
may be glad also with
God will go through the trial with us
Heb 13:5 Let your conversation be without
covetousness; and be content with
such things as ye have: for he
hath said, I will never leave
thee, nor forsake thee.
Come to Christ for :
Robe of righteousness
Ring of eternal sonship
Shoes of enabling