Scripture Reference: Ephesians 1:1-14
Saints AliveDr. Warren W. Wiersbe | September 7, 1975
Selected highlights from this sermon
As Pastor Wiersbe begins his series on Ephesians, he defines his audience: the saints. People have many views on what it means to be a saint, but according to Scripture, anyone who has trusted in Jesus Christ and allows Him to change their life is a saint.
Transcripts for Dr. Wiersbe's sermons are forthcoming. Below is an outline of his message.
The plan of salvationreaches from eternitypast to eternity future.
The book of Ephesians is written to the saints, living people set apart because God found them.
Four characteristicsof a saint:
- A person who is different because he has trustedin God’s Son.
- Lord Jesus Christ means He is Messiah, Savior, and God.
- When you trust in Jesus you are given a spiritual address in Christ.
- A person who is different because he has experienced God’s grace.
- Grace is God’s favor to the undeserving.
- We are richbecause of God’s grace.
- When you have experienced the grace of God you have everything you’ll ever need.
- A person who is different because he has received God’s peace.
- Three warseverybody fights: war with yourself, with others, and with God.
- Peace is a person. Jesus is our peace.
- As Christians, we wear shoes of peace, not war.
- A person who is different because he has entered God’s family.
- The saints are together, belonging to a churchfamily.
Saints stand out from unbelievers in the world today.
If you wait until you live a perfect life to be a saint, you will never be one because no one is righteous.
You can be one of God’s saints by trusting Christ.
Live as one who has been set apart by God.