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Port Hueneme church of Christ


Calling On the Name of the Lord

Acts 2:21

by Mason French


  • Introduction
    • 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).
  • Conclusion
    • 1. Have you called on the name of the Lord?
    • 2. Depend on Him to save you.

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