Your Life with God
Salvation is often viewed as a singular “event” or moment in our lives. By God’s grace, we receive salvation by believing in the death and resurrection of Jesus to save us. There is a sense in which this is absolutely true, from the moment of belief we are saved forever, but the gift of salvation is far too great to be contained in a mere moment of our lives. Salvation is meant to spill over into every facet of our lives and into the lives of those around us. It is a gift that we live in and that lives in us.
Think about something in your life that started simple but then grew in depth and complexity. Did this increase in complexity increase or diminish your connection?
Read John 3 in its entirety from the perspective of Nicodemus. Why did He come to Jesus? How might he have received Jesus’ words?
John 3:16 is cited so much that we can almost become numb to it. Read it again a few times slowly and think about all that it is saying. What encouragement do you get from it?
Read Romans 5:1, 2. To what extend are you experiencing peace with God? What might this have to do with your understanding of the three dimensions of salvation?
Why is it so important to understand the Justification is birth into ETERNAL life?
When You Find and Follow Jesus
Becoming a Christian and living as one are two different things. God refers to one as justification and the other as sanctification. We might also understand these two distinctions as finding Jesus and following Jesus. Blur this distinction between salvation and...
Your Growth Toward Maturity
You’re born into God’s family the moment you place your faith in Jesus for eternal life. You start as a spiritual baby. But it’s never God’s intention for you to remain a baby. You are to grow and thrive as a maturing believer in Jesus. But you never grow passively....
Your Old and New Natures
Have you ever felt unprepared? You’ve probably had a time in your life when you were not prepared at all for what was about to happen. As our flesh constantly fights to lead us further away from God, it’s easy for us to feel unprepared for life. But God prepares us by...
The Holy Spirit in Your Life
In the Bible, we read Jesus promising to send the Holy Spirit to his disciples after He is gone. As believers in Jesus, the Holy Spirit is also with us, living inside of us, just as Jesus promised. The question is, why did Jesus send the Holy Spirit to be with us?...
Confessing Your Sins
God’s redemptive plan for humanity involves the death of Jesus for the sins of everyone. But we enjoy God’s forgiveness only when we believe what Jesus did for us. Have you noticed, even Christians still sin? Confessing or admitting our daily sin keeps our...
Your Assurance of Salvation
Is it possible to know you have a new life through Christ and are headed for heaven? If so, how? God never intends for the assurance of your salvation to be a perpetual guessing game. You can know you’re saved. Unfortunately, you can lose your grip on the assurance of...