1). The best you can, try to define and describe salvation.
A definition of the Christian doctrine of salvation would be “The deliverance, by the grace of God, from eternal punishment for sin which is granted to those who accept by faith God’s conditions of repentance and faith in the Lord Jesus.” Salvation is available in Jesus alone (John 14:6; Acts 4:12) and is dependent on God alone for provision, assurance, and security.
2). What does salvation mean and what does it accomplish for an individual?
Salvation mean deliverance from something, and if an individual believes in the Lord Jesus Christ as the Son of God, then he/she will be saved from eternal punishment at the end of earth existence.
3). Read Romans 5:9-10 in the margin. Read it two times very slowly.
“Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.
10 For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.
4). Can you detect the layers of salvation expressed in this passage? Record your thoughts.
We are justified by Jesus’ blood, we are saved from God’s wrath upon this earth through Jesus Christ only, and we are reconciled back to God through our Lord Jesus Christ.
5). In James 1:21 record the multilayered effectiveness of salvation expressed in this verse.
“Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.” God wants us to repent of sin, and receive Jesus as our Savior, who is able to save our souls.
6). From week 3 of our study, do you recall what sanctification is? Write a definition in your own words.
I believe just as the bible study “change the seen and shape the unseen.” We are changed from glory to glory into the image of Christ by the Holy Spirit of God. Sanctification is about change!
7). Describe the difference between sanctification and justification.
Justification is a one-time un-deflection, which makes it complete and done, whereas, sanctification is a continuous process since a believer is completely liberated from sin before the day of resurrection. Justification addresses the sinner’s sense of guilt for committing sins. Justification means offering equal importance to everyone, Sanctification means “to be apart”.
8). Read Romans 5 and James 1 again, and underline any words that relates to justification, and circle any that conveys sanctification.
Divine grace through God’s gift; Atonement, and reconciled.
9). What does our God’s salvation involves?
It involves the removing of sin and deliverance from sin’s penalty. 2 Timothy 1:9; Titus 3:5). It involves Jesus as our Savior, and it involves us returning to Him.
10). What would you change about your current lifestyle if you received a substantial financial inheritance in the next 24 hours?
I would give more to God and to others in need; and I would take more time to honor God’s presence by studying more, and working less.
11). When you were saved, what did you inherit?
I am blessed in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places." This blessing includes things like being forgiven of my sins, being holy and blameless before Him, and being adopted as God’s child. This is "… according to the riches of [God’s] grace, which he lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight" I am blessed, healed, and highly favored by God through this inheritance.
12). The helmet of the Roman legionary was called_____. It was called a galea!
13). From these Scriptures describe the importance of the mind to the believer’s ability to function in health and victory.
Isaiah 26:3-4 (the mind of peace)
Romans 8:6-7 (a spiritual mind is profitable and trusting God)
I Corinthians 14:20 (spiritual maturity)
1 Peter 1:13-16 (we are to be spiritual minded, having spiritual hope, be renewed in our minds, and be holy unto God.)
Hebrews 8:10 (we have a spiritual adoption through our mind)
14). What is our benefit package?
It is the gift of God by grace and we are saved which is paid in full.
15). 2 Corinthians 10:4-5,
I like the KJV “(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;
16). What are the three key mission objectives in salvation?
The key mission objective in salvation is identity, confess, and dismantle.
17). What is your identity?
I am a child of God! My identity is my weaponary from God, and knowing God as my Creator, and Jesus as my Savior.
18). For the next seven days, try not to say or do anything in response to feelings of insecurity, fear, or really anything that is out of alignment with your true identity in Christ. You might be surprised at how quiet you become. Hallelujah!!!