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August 19, 2017
Video Open-air preaching & teaching re justification, atonement, how salvation works, & how to pray
I have been open-air preaching through the book of Romans. What I love about smaller venues like this, is it provides an opportunity to ‘teach’ and not just ‘preach.’ Sometimes when 100% of those in line accept a tract, I don’t preach. But in this case, I trusted that they’d read the tracts. Hence I did not preach on both the ‘Law and Gospel.’ Besides, the tracts explain it better than I do sometimes. They were shocked when I asked the Ushers to come forward to receive the offering. This is the edited version, all conversations were removed.
Salvation is of the Lord, not ourselves. To be more specific, salvation is the Divine work of the Holy Trinity. Salvation comes to others as the Father chooses whom He elects, He draws (gives) them to His Son (John 6:37-44; 17:2, 6, 9, 24), He redeems them from their sins, through the redemptive work of Christ (John 10:15, Heb 9:11-28, Eph. 5:25b), as the Holy Spirit regenerates their heart (Ezekiel 36:26-27, John 3:5-8, Titus 3:5-6, Rom 2:29; cf 2 Tim. 2:25, 2 Cor. 4:6, John 10:27, Acts 16:14, John 1:13).