August 15, 2020

Why Must I Be Saved?

Speaker: James Revelino Series: So Great a Salvation Scripture: Ephesians 2:1–10

Scripture is replete with statements emphasizing that all men must be changed (regenerated) from within. (Jeremiah 24:7; Romans 2:29; 12:2; 2 Corinthians 7:10) This regeneration is an instantaneous act of God’s free grace by which He makes the spiritually dead to be spiritually alive. It is a make-or-break prerequisite for becoming a Christian, and its truth must be practical in our lives. Ephesians 2:11-22 shows us that it is the foundation for loving, godly relationships in Christ among Christians.

All that begs the question: Why must you be regenerated? The answer to that question lies in knowing first what you were saved from, and what your life before salvation really was.


  1. We were dead in sin. (Ephesians 2:1-3)
  2. We are regenerated. (Ephesians 2:4-6)
  3. We are benefactors of God’s Grace. (Ephesians 2:7-10)

Descriptions of Your Former Life

  1. The direction. (Ephesians 2:1-2)
  2. The desires. (Ephesians 2:3a)
  3. The destiny. (Ephesians 2:3b)

NOTE: This is the third sermon in a series titled So Great a Salvation. See the rest of the series here. 

other sermons in this series

Sep 27


Him We Proclaim

Speaker: Jason Whitley Scripture: Colossians 4:2–6 Series: So Great a Salvation

Sep 20


How Then Must I Live?

Speaker: James Revelino Scripture: 1 Peter 1:13–21 Series: So Great a Salvation

Sep 13


Blessed Assurance

Speaker: Jason Whitley Scripture: 2 Timothy 1:12 Series: So Great a Salvation