- 1. Genesis 4:26; Psalm 116:13; I Kings 18:22-24; II Kings 5:11;
II Kings 22:4; II Timothy 2:22
- 2. Misunderstanding of following passages: Acts 2:21; Romans 10:13; Joel 2:32
- 3. Jesus pointed out it is not saying "Lord, Lord" (Matthew 7:21).
- I. COMMON USAGE OF CALLING ON
- A. Doctor calling on patients
- B. Mid-twentieth century men calling on young ladies
- II. PAUL, A GOOD EXAMPLE OF CALLING (Acts 25:11)
- A. Appeal is the same word as "call."
- B. Submitting to Christ's authority (Matthew 28:18)
- C. One will serve the one he is calling on (Zephaniah 3:9).
- D. Submission is completely (Colossians 3:17).
- III. COMPARE ACTS 2:21 AND 2:38
- A. Calling equals obeying and trusting God's plan of salvation.
- B. Remember: impossible to call without belief (Romans 10:11-15)
- C. Paul is perfect description (Acts 22:16)
- IV. BOTH CHRISTIANS AND NON-CHRISTIANS CALL ON NAME
- A. Non-Christians obey the gospel.
- B. Christians worship God.
- 1. Faithful to service of God
- 2. They called upon God to keep in obedience (Acts 9:14).
- 1. Have you called on the name of the Lord?
- 2. Depend on Him to save you.