Salvation from Beginning to End

Posted on 09/23/18 by John Lindell in The Book of Romans

In this message, Pastor John Lindell shares a truth-packed sermon titled, “Salvation from Beginning to End.” Join us as we study Romans 8:28-30 and learn life-transforming truth about the promise, purpose, and process of salvation through faith in Jesus Christ. Our prayer is that this message would open your eyes to the beauty and generosity of the free gift of salvation!

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Salvation from Beginning to End

Romans 8:28-30 ESV
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. And those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also justified, and those whom he justified he also glorified.

1st God’s promise to those who are saved

Romans 8:28a ESV
And we know…

1. We know that for those who love God

Romans 8:28a ESV
And we know that for those who love God

2. We know God is working in every circumstance of our life

Romans 8:28a ESV
And we know that for those who love God all things

Romans 8:28a ESV
And we know that for those who love God all things work together

3. We know all things God works together for good

Romans 8:28a ESV
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good,

4. God works good for those who are called according to His purpose

Romans 8:28 ESV
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.

5. He works good for those who are called according to His purpose

Romans 8:28 ESV
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.

2nd God’s purpose in salvation

Romans 8:29 ESV
For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers.

3rd God’s process of salvation

Romans 8:29-30 ESV
For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. And those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also justified, and those whom he justified he also glorified.

5 Stages of the Salvation Process

1st Stage: Foreknew

Romans 8:29a ESV
For those whom he foreknew

Deuteronomy 7:7 ESV
It was not because you were more in number than any other people that the Lord set his love on you and chose you, for you were the fewest of all peoples,

Ephesians 1:4c-5 ESV
In love he predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will,

2 Thessalonians 2:10b-12 NIV
They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie and so that all will be condemned who have not believed the truth but have delighted in wickedness.

2nd Stage: Predestined

Romans 8:29 ESV
For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers.

Acts 4:27-28 NASB
For truly in this city there were gathered together against Your holy servant Jesus, whom You anointed, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, along with the Gentiles and the peoples of Israel, to do whatever Your hand and Your purpose predestined to occur.

Ephesians 1:4c-5 ESV
In love he predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will,

Revelation 13:8 NLT
And all the people who belong to this world worshiped the beast. They are the ones whose names were not written in the Book of Life that belongs to the Lamb who was slaughtered before the world was made – the Book that belongs to the Lamb who was slaughtered.

Revelation 17:8 NLT
And the people who belong to this world, whose names were not written in the Book of Life before the world was made, will be amazed at the reappearance of this beast who had died.

3rd Stage: Called

Romans 8:29-30 ESV
For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. And those whom he predestined he also called,

2 Timothy 1:9 GNT
He saved us and called us to be His own people, not because of what we have done, but because of his own purpose and grace. He gave us this grace by means of Christ Jesus before the beginning of time,

2 Thessalonians 2:13-14 NLT
As for us, we can’t help but thank God for you, dear brothers and sisters loved by the Lord. We are always thankful that God chose you to be among the first to experience salvation—a salvation that came through the Spirit who makes you holy and through your belief in the truth. He called you to salvation when we told you the Good News;

4th Stage: Justified

Romans 8:29-30 ESV
For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. And those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also justified, and those whom he justified he also glorified.

Justification is the act of God whereby the sinner is given faith to believe, receives forgiveness of all sin, and is assigned the righteousness of Christ.

5th Stage: Glorified

Romans 8:29-30 ESV
For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. And those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also justified, and those whom he justified he also glorified.

Philippians 1:6 NIV
being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.

Romans 8:28 ESV
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.