Three Great Promises
2 Pet. 1:4


Introduction:

A. Because of sin, this world can be uncertain and scary at times.
B. We need to be reminded often of:
    1. Many great promises of God.
    2. Faithfulness of Him who has promised. (Cf. Heb. 10:23; 11:11).
C. We need to be reminded often of three great promises that have sustained Christians for centuries:


Discussion:

I. “Their Sins and Iniquities I Will Remember No More.” (Heb. 10:17)
    A. No longer separated from God (Cf. Isa. 59:1)
    B. No longer subject to the wages of Sin. (Cf. Rom. 6:23).
    C. No longer burdened with the guilt of sin (Rev. 1:5; Matt. 26:28)
    D. A conditional promise (Acts 2:38; 22:16; 1 John 1:7-2:1)

II. “I Will Never Leave Thee Nor Forsake Thee.” (Heb. 13:5)
    A. Not when threatened by man (Heb. 13:6)
    B. Not when tempted and tried. (1 Cor. 10:13).
    C. Not when all others forsake. (2 Tim. 4:10, 16).
    D. Not at anytime – not even in death. (Psa. 23).
    E. A conditional promise (Jas. 4:8).

III.“I Will Give Thee a Crown of Life.” (Rev 2:10).
    A. An incorruptible crown. (1 Cor. 9:25; 1 Pet 5:4).
    B. Eternal life in heaven (1 Pet. 1:4-5)
    C. A conditional promise:
        1. Faithfulness unto death – finishing the course (2 Tim. 4:8).
        2. Striving lawfully – according to the rules (2 Tim. 2:5).

Conclusion:

A. Best of men fail in their promises – not God.
B. Only Christians have hope based on God’s great promises.

A sermon by Edward O. Bragwell, Sr.