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What is it like to 'be' saved? What do saved people 'do' with their new situation? This presentation accompanied a sermon on these matters.

What is it like to 'be' saved? What do saved people 'do' with their new situation? This presentation accompanied a sermon on these matters.

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  • 1. ON BEING SAVED Two Stories Three Steps
  • 2. Once I w as lost . . .
  • 3. Once I w as lost . . .1. And you were dead in your trespasses and sins, 2. inwhich you formerly walked according to the course ofthis world, according to the prince of the power of the air,of the spirit that is now working in the sons ofdisobedience. 3. Among them we, too, all formerly livedin the lusts of our flesh, indulging the desires of the fleshand of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath,even as the rest.EPHESIANS 2:1-3
  • 4. Bu t now I’m found . . .
  • 5. Bu t now I’m found . . .4. But God, being rich in mercy, because of His greatlove with which He loved us, 5. even when we were deadin our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ(by grace you have been saved), 6. and raised us up withHim, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places inChrist Jesus . . .EPHESIANS 2: 3-6
  • 6. was blind, but now I see . . .
  • 7. was blind, but now I see . . .13. But now in Christ Jesus you who formerly were far offhave been brought near by the blood of Christ.EPHESIANS 2: 13
  • 8. do oI ? at d life wh ewAn md yn ple peo ith saved w doW hat do?
  • 9. First Story:Coming in From the Cold
  • 10. First Story: Coming in From the ColdThe Prodigal Son
  • 11. The Prodigal Son: Luke 15:11-2411. And He said, “Aman had two sons.12. The younger ofthem said to hisfather, ‘Father, giveme the share of theestate that falls tome.’ So he divided hiswealth betweenthem. . . .
  • 12. The Prodigal Son: Luke 15:11-2411. And He said, “A W hat’s the sin here? Greed?man had two sons. Rebellion? Ingratitude?12. The younger of Ta ke your pick! Make a list!them said to hisfather, ‘Father, giveme the share of theestate that falls tome.’ So he divided hiswealth betweenthem. . . .
  • 13. The Prodigal Son: Luke 15:11-2411. And He said, “A W hat’s the sin here? Greed?man had two sons. Rebellion? Ingratitude?12. The younger of Ta ke your pick! Make a list!them said to hisfather, ‘Father, giveme the share of the Here’s a harde r question!estate that falls to What’s younge r son’sme.’ So he divided his problem?wealth betweenthem. . . .
  • 14. The Prodigal Son: Luke 15:11-2411. And He said, “A W hat’s the sin here? Greed?man had two sons. Rebellion? Ingratitude?12. The younger of Ta ke your pick! Make a list!them said to hisfather, ‘Father, giveme the share of the Here’s a harde r question!estate that falls to What’s younge r son’sme.’ So he divided his problem?wealth betweenthem. . . . The younger son does not un derstand his role as ‘son’. He focuses ONLY ON HIS OWN CHOICE S!!!
  • 15. The Prodigal Son13. And not many dayslater, the younger songathered everythingtogether and went on ajourney into a distantcountry, and there hesquandered his estatewith loose living.
  • 16. The Prodigal Son13. And not many days What’s the sin here? Poorlater, the younger son financial planning?gathered everything Promiscuity? Gluttony?together and went on ajourney into a distantcountry, and there hesquandered his estatewith loose living.
  • 17. The Prodigal Son13. And not many days What’s the sin here? Poorlater, the younger son financial planning?gathered everything Promiscuity? Gluttony?together and went on ajourney into a distant Same hard quecountry, and there he stion again! What’s youngesquandered his estate r son’swith loose living. problem?
  • 18. The Prodigal Son13. And not many days What’s the sin here? Poorlater, the younger son financial planning?gathered everything Promiscuity? Gluttony?together and went on ajourney into a distant Same hard quecountry, and there he stion again! What’s youngesquandered his estate r son’swith loose living. problem? The younger son thinks life’s all about his good choices. He walks S TRUTS! in the futility of his ignorant m in d!!!
  • 19. The Prodigal Son 14. Now when he had spent everything, a severe famine occurred in that country, and he began to be impoverished. 15. So he went and hired himself out to one of the citizens of that country, and he sent him into his fields to feed swine. 16. And he would have gladly filled his stomach with the pods that the swine were eating, and no one was giving anything to him.
  • 20. The Prodigal SonIt looks like younger 14. Now when he had spent everything, a severe famineson’s situation is occurred in that country, and hechanging . began to be impoverished. 15. So he went and hired himself out to one of the citizens of that country, and he sent him into his fields to feed swine. 16. And he would have gladly filled his stomach with the pods that the swine were eating, and no one was giving anything to him.
  • 21. The Prodigal SonIt looks like younger 14. Now when he had spent everything, a severe famineson’s situation is occurred in that country, and hechanging . began to be impoverished. 15. So he went and hired Has his problem himself out to one of the citizens changed? of that country, and he sent him into his fields to feed swine. 16. And he would have gladly filled his stomach with the pods that the swine were eating, and no one was giving anything to him.
  • 22. The Prodigal SonIt looks like younger 14. Now when he had spent everything, a severe famineson’s situation is occurred in that country, and hechanging . began to be impoverished. 15. So he went and hired Has his problem himself out to one of the citizens changed? of that country, and he sent him into his fields to feed swine. NO! He still focuses 16. And he would have gladly only on himself!!! filled his stomach with the pods Reality is what HE that the swine were eating, and no one was giving anything to makes of it! him.
  • 23. COMING TO ONE’S SENSES17. But when he came to hissenses, he said, ‘How manyof my father’s hired menhave more than enoughbread, but I am dying herewith hunger!18. I will get up and go to myfather, and will say to him,“Father, I have sinnedagainst heaven, and in yoursight; 19. I am no longerworthy to be called your son,
  • 24. COMING TO ONE’S SENSES17. But when he came to hissenses, he said, ‘How manyof my father’s hired menhave more than enoughbread, but I am dying herewith hunger!18. I will get up and go to myfather, and will say to him,“Father, I have sinnedagainst heaven, and in yoursight; 19. I am no longerworthy to be called your son,
  • 25. COMING TO ONE’S SENSES17. But when he came to hissenses, he said, ‘How many ofmy father’s hired men havemore than enough bread, but Iam dying here with hunger!18. I will get up and go to myfather, and will say to him,“Father, I have sinnedagainst heaven, and in yoursight; 19. I am no longerworthy to be called yourson.
  • 26. COMING TO ONE’S SENSES17. But when he came to hissenses, he said, ‘How many of This monologuemy father’s hired men have represents anmore than enough bread, but I improvement inam dying here with hunger! understanding,18. I will get up and go to my does it not?father, and will say to him,“Father, I have sinnedagainst heaven, and in yoursight; 19. I am no longerworthy to be called yourson.
  • 27. COMING TO ONE’S SENSES17. But when he came to hissenses, he said, ‘How many of This monologuemy father’s hired men have represents anmore than enough bread, but I improvement inam dying here with hunger! understanding,18. I will get up and go to my does it not?father, and will say to him,“Father, I have sinnedagainst heaven, and in your But let’s take asight; 19. I am no longer closeworthy to be called your look at his nex t line . . .son.
  • 28. COMING TO ONE’S SENSES?17. But when he came to his senses,he said, ‘How many of my father’shired men have more than enoughbread, but I am dying here with hunger!18. I will get up and go to myfather, and will say to him, “Father,I have sinned against heaven, andin your sight;19. Make me as one ofyour hired men.
  • 29. COMING TO ONE’S SENSES? ITH oung son, W Our y RITY17. But when he came to his senses, INCEhe said, ‘How many of my father’s ALL S e thishired men have more than enough ues t o mak ontin ality.bread, but I am dying here with hunger! c tory, HIS re18. I will get up and go to my HIS sfather, and will say to him, “Father,I have sinned against heaven, and His original problemin your sight; remains: He persists19. Make me as one of in thinking that he isyour hired men. in charge of his life’s path.
  • 30. RE-ENTRY!20. So he got up andcame to his father. Butwhile he was still a longway off, his father sawhim and felt compassionfor him, and ran andembraced him andkissed him.
  • 31. RE-ENTRY!20. So he got up andcame to his father. Butwhile he was still a longway off, his father sawhim and felt compassionfor him, and ran andembraced him andkissed him. Notice the father’s motivation: compassion.
  • 32. THE FATHER’S COMPASSION20. So he got up andcame to his father. Butwhile he was still a longway off, his father sawhim and felt compassionfor him, and ran andembraced him andkissed him. Notice the father’s motivation: compassion.
  • 33. THE FATHER’S COMPASSION20. So he got up andcame to his father. But The prodigalwhile he was still a long never expectedway off, his father saw this compassionhim and felt compassion even existed!!for him, and ran andembraced him andkissed him. The Father’s compassion is unearned, Notice the father’s undeserved and motivation: compassion. undying!!
  • 34. REPENTANCE21. And the son said tohim, ‘Father, I havesinned against heavenand in your sight; I amno longer worthy to becalled your son–”
  • 35. REPENTANCE21. And the son said tohim, ‘Father, I havesinned against heavenand in your sight; I amno longer worthy to becalled your son–” This is the place where the son will declare his SINCERE desire to make up for his foolishness! It should come right here, right?
  • 36. BUT THE FATHERINTERRUPTS THE SON
  • 37. BUT THE FATHER INTERRUPTS THE SON22. –but the father saidto his slaves, ‘Quicklybring out the best robeand put it on him, andput a ring on his handand sandals on his feet;23. and bring thefattened calf, kill it, andlet us eat andcelebrate;
  • 38. BUT THE FATHER INTERRUPTS THE SON22. –but the father said 24. for this son of mineto his slaves, ‘Quickly was dead and hasbring out the best robe come to life again; heand put it on him, and was lost and has beenput a ring on his hand found.’ And theyand sandals on his feet; began to celebrate. . . ”23. and bring thefattened calf, kill it, andlet us eat andcelebrate;
  • 39. BUT THE FATHER INTERRUPTS THE SON22. –but the father said 24. for this son of mineto his slaves, ‘Quickly was dead and hasbring out the best robe come to life again; heand put it on him, and was lost and has beenput a ring on his hand found.’ And theyand sandals on his feet; began to celebrate. . . ”23. and bring thefattened calf, kill it, andlet us eat and The Father clothes the returnedcelebrate; son in already prepared robes plus all the trappings of restored family status!
  • 40. Here’s where this Bible story gets personal . . . Here’s where I suggest how yo and I have so m u uch in commowith this self-a n bsorbed young man.
  • 41. GOD RESTORED US- COMPLETELY!
  • 42. GOD RESTORED US- COMPLETELY!At the moment of our salvation, the Father, full of compassion, rushed out to meet us and embrace us as His own children . . .
  • 43. GOD RESTORED US- COMPLETELY!At the moment of our salvation, the Father, full of compassion, rushed out to meet us and embrace us as His own children . . . He heard our confession of sin and shame . . .
  • 44. GOD RESTORED US- COMPLETELY!At the moment of our salvation, the Father, full of compassion, rushed out to meet us and embrace us as His own children . . . He heard our confession of sin and shame . . .He clothed us in righteousness and sealed us as His own . . .
  • 45. GOD RESTORED US- COMPLETELY!At the moment of our salvation, the Father, full of compassion, rushed out to meet us and embrace us as His own children . . . He heard our confession of sin and shame . . .He clothed us in righteousness and sealed us as His own . . . AND YET . . .
  • 46. WE THINK IN TERMS OF OUR CHOICES
  • 47. WE THINK IN TERMS OF OUR CHOICESWe prodigals often THINKwe’re just nicer versions ofthe same people we werebefore God welcomed ushome.In sincerity and brokenness,we can’t wait to tell theFather our plans for ourChristian life!We mean well. But weprodigals often thinkwe’re still in charge ofour lives as Christians!
  • 48. WE THINK IN TERMS OF OUR CHOICESWe prodigals often THINKwe’re just nicer versions ofthe same people we werebefore God welcomed ushome.In sincerity and brokenness,we can’t wait to tell the Fatherour plans for our Christianlife!We mean well. But weprodigals often thinkwe’re still in charge of ourlives as Christians!
  • 49. WE THINK Thanks,TERMS OF IN dad, I’ll just OUR CHOICES set up over here with the servants and earn your respect.We prodigals often THINKwe’re just nicer versions ofthe same people we werebefore God welcomed ushome.In sincerity and brokenness,we can’t wait to tell the Fatherour plans for our Christianlife!We mean well. But weprodigals often thinkwe’re still in charge of ourlives as Christians!
  • 50. But our new life in Christchallenges that way of thinking–
  • 51. THE THREE STEPS
  • 52. THE THREE STEPSHere, prodigal child, are your Father’s instructions:
  • 53. e to your forme r manner of 22. in referenc y aside the ol d self, which islife, you la rupted in accor dance with thebeing cor eceit, 23. and that you be lusts of d the spirit of your mind and renewed in in the likeness put on the ne w self, which een created in righteousness of God has b a nd holiness of the truth.. . . Ephe sians 4:22+23
  • 54. e to your forme r manner of 22. in referenc y aside the ol d self, which islife, you la rupted in accor dance with thebeing cor eceit, 23. and that you be lusts of d the spirit of your mind and renewed in in the likeness put on the ne w self, which een created in righteousness of God has b a nd holiness of the truth.. . . Ephe sians 4:22+23
  • 55. re His workma nship, created 10. F o r w e a , which Godin Christ Jesus for good works eforehand so t hat we wouldprepared b walk in them. Eph esians 2: 10
  • 56. The Christian experience is a jo urney of discovery, not self-assertion !1. We seek to put on a NEW SEL F, one that God has already prepared fo r us.2. We look for a role in God’s fam ily that God has already prepared before hand that we should walk in!
  • 57. The Christian experience is a jo urney of discovery, not self-assertion !1. We seek to put on a NEW SEL F, one that God has already prepared fo r us.2. We look for a role in God’s fam ily that God has already prepared before hand that we should walk in! Our second Christian’s story shows one way this works.
  • 58. Second Story: Learning to Follow the Father’s VoiceThe Teachable Daughter
  • 59. Second Story: Learning to Follow the Father’s VoiceThe Teachable Holly Corning’s Story Daughter
  • 60. HOLLY’S STORY
  • 61. HOLLY’S STORYOnce saved, Holly had to confront her old nature’s mindset . . . I want to teach in Maine! I don’t like teaching English! I don’t want to go overseas! The muslim world is too hard a mission field! The cost of revival in Turkey is too high!
  • 62. HOLLY’S FIRST STEPand “lay aside” so much of what she wanted to do for God!I want to teach in Maine!I don’t like teaching English!I don’t want to go overseas!The muslim world is too hard a field!The cost of revival in Turkey is too high!
  • 63. HOLLY’S FIRST STEPand “lay aside” so much of what she wanted to do for God!I want to teach in Maine!I don’t like teaching English!I don’t want to go overseas!The muslim world is too hard a field!The cost of revival in Turkey is too high!
  • 64. HOLLY’S SECOND STEP . . . and “renew her mind” . . . I want to teach in Maine! I don’t like teaching English! I don’t want to go overseas! The muslim world is too hard a field! The cost of revival in Turkey is too high!
  • 65. HOLLY’S SECOND STEP . . . and “renew her mind” . . . I want to teach in Maine! I don’t like teachingr, what at he English! DO OK, F me to I don’t want to go overseas! u want do? yo The muslim world is too hard a field! The cost of revival in Turkey is too high!
  • 66. “Holly, I want you to go work in aSubway in Oxford, visit churchesasking for support, and waitexpectantly for Me to open the door toTurkey. Even now, Holly, you walk inthe good work I have preparedbeforehand for you to walk in.”
  • 67. HOLLY’S THIRD STEP . . . and “put on the new self”I want to teach in Maine!I don’t like teaching English!I don’t want to go overseas!The muslim world is too hard a field!The cost of revival in Turkey is too high!
  • 68. HOLLY’S THIRD STEP . . . and “put on the new self” I want to teach in Maine! edition o f Holly’s mo st recentThedon’t like teaching English! weekdays at‘ne I w self’ can be seen Ifdon’t want ubway and on mostOx o rd’s S to go overseas! al chu rch. She loctoo hard a field! S Thedmuslimn a is un ays i world tly waits i ently and expectan obedcost of revival in Turkey S too high! ove. The ther for H I is next m on her Fa
  • 69. LIVING SAVED:
  • 70. LIVING SAVED:Not just a different SWe have a ITUATIO new LIFE N– in Christ! ! Not YOUR goals and d reams– HIS purposes for you! !
  • 71. Welcome home,prodigal child!
  • 72. Welcome home, prodigal child!Now, lay aside your old self,renew your mind and put on your ‘new self’ and seek thegood works your Father has prepared beforehand for you to walk in!