Where there is no obedience to the commands of Christ – no life-application of the truths taught by the word of God – then there never was a salvation experience. This takes us to the very core of why there is a plan of redemption in the first place. God is perfect and complete in every way. He needs nothing from us. In fact, He doesn’t even need us.
Maybe the greatest sermon ever is the Sermon on the Mount, preached by Jesus and recorded by Matthew in chapters five – seven of his gospel. In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus describes the characteristics, the lifestyle, and the behaviors of those who have been blessed by the grace of God.