Vintage i have_aquestion_9.1.13

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Vintage i have_aquestion_9.1.13

  1. 1. Have I ever repented of my sin & received Jesus’ gift of new life? If not, why not? If so, have I ever publicly declared my faith in Jesus through baptism? If not, why not? QUESTION OF THE DAY
  2. 2. …For all have sinned & fall short of the glory of God. ROMANS 3:23 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—& this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast. EPHESIANS 2:8-9
  3. 3. …Truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again. JOHN 3
  4. 4. SALVATION “The work of salvation, in its full sense, is (1) about whole human beings, not merely souls, (2) about the present, not simply the future, & (3) about what God does through us, not merely what God does in us & for us.”
  5. 5. WHAT ARE WE SAVED FROM? 1. The bondage of our sin
  6. 6. She will give birth to a son, & you are to give Him the name Jesus, because He will save His people from their sins. MATTHEW 1:21
  7. 7. WHAT ARE WE SAVED FROM? 1. The bondage of our sin 2. The price of our sin
  8. 8. But now that you have been set free from sin & have become slaves of God, the benefit you reap leads to holiness, & the result is eternal life. For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. ROMANS 6:22-23
  9. 9. WHAT ARE WE SAVED FROM? 1. The bondage of our sin 2. The price of our sin 3. The ultimate end of our sin
  10. 10. For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but sent them to hell, putting them in chains of darkness to be held for judgment… then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from trials & to hold the unrighteous for punishment on the day of judgment. 2 PETER 2:4, 9
  11. 11. WHAT ARE WE SAVED INTO? 1. The covenant family of God
  12. 12. WHAT ARE WE SAVED INTO? 1. The covenant family of God 2. The kingdom of Jesus, here & now
  13. 13. WHAT ARE WE SAVED INTO? 1. The covenant family of God 2. The kingdom of Jesus, here & now 3. The kingdom of Jesus, here & then
  14. 14. BAPTISM Literally means “to immerse”; a ceremonial washing; an act of conversion, of turning from one life & embracing another; an act symbolizing our own death, burial & resurrection…
  15. 15. People went out to him (John the Baptist) from Jerusalem & all Judea & the whole region of the Jordan. Confessing their sins, they were baptized by him in the Jordan River. MATTHEW 3:5-7
  16. 16. Repent & be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. ACTS 2:38
  17. 17. Then Jesus came to them & said, “All authority in heaven & on earth has been given to Me. Therefore go & make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father & of the Son & of the Holy Spirit, & teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.” MATTHEW 28:18-20
  18. 18. If you haven’t accepted Jesus’ gift of salvation, spend some time journaling &/or reflecting on WHY you haven’t & what it might take for you TO respond… SOUL TRAINING OPTION #1
  19. 19. If you have accepted Jesus’ gift of salvation, but you haven’t been baptized, prayerfully consider taking that step of obedience this week… SOUL TRAINING OPTION #2

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