NOTES FROM A SERMON PRESENTED BY DR. GREG SLOOP AT THE KANNAPOLIS CHURCH OF GOD. FOR VIDEO OF SERVICES, GO TO THE CHURCH WEBSITE, HTTP://WWW.KCOG.ORG, AND CLICK ON THE LIVESTREAM LINK TO VIEW LIVE OR FOR A REPLAY OF THE SERVICES. YOU MAY ALSO WATCH LIVE OR A REPLAY ON the DR. Greg SLOOP FACEBOOK PAGE. FOR AUDIO OF THE SERVICES, GO To THE WEBSITE, kcog.org, AND CLICK ON THE MEDIA PAGE.
May 21, 2023
Human Life is Sacred to God
5 Surely for your lifeblood I will demand a reckoning; from the hand of every beast I will require it, and from the hand of man. From the hand of every man’s brother I will require the life of man.Genesis 9:5–6 (NKJV)
6 “Whoever sheds man’s blood, by man his blood shall be shed; For in the image of God He made man.
God Gave Man Life
7 And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.Genesis 2:7 (NKJV)
God Gave Us a Choice to Know Him and Serve Him and to Live
15 “See, I have set before you today life and good, death and evil, 16 in that I command you today to love the Lord your God, to walk in His ways, and to keep His commandments, His statutes, and His judgments, that you may live and multiply; and the Lord your God will bless you in the land which you go to possess. 17 But if your heart turns away so that you do not hear, and are drawn away, and worship other gods and serve them, 18 I announce to you today that you shall surely perish; you shall not prolong your days in the land which you cross over the Jordan to go in and possess. 19 I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live; 20 that you may love the Lord your God, that you may obey His voice, and that you may cling to Him, for He is your life and the length of your days; and that you may dwell in the land which the Lord swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give them.”Deuteronomy 30:15–20 (NKJV)
Life Can Only be Found in the Lord
35 For whoever finds me finds life,Proverbs 8:35 (NKJV)
And obtains favor from the Lord;
What You Speak Affects Your Environment and Your Mindset
21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue,Proverbs 18:21 (NKJV)
And those who love it will eat its fruit.
God’s Way is the Only Way to Salvation
13 “Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. 14 Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.Matthew 7:13–14 (NKJV)
Man Seeks Salvation and Satisfaction, But it Only Comes from the Christ
35 For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake and the gospel’s will save it.Mark 8:35 (NKJV)
Life as We Know It Can End, and a New Life in Christ Can Begin… and That New Life is Awesome!
10 The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.John 10:10 (NKJV)
- Takeaway Thoughts
- Life is God’s Gift
- We Try to Find Goodness in Life, but We Fail Without Christ
- Christ Came to Give Us All That We Could Ever Need