NEW LIFE IN CHRIST
DYNAMIC DISCIPLESHIP SERIES
FROM SHATTER THE DARKNESS
HOW TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENED AT SALVATION
1 Praise the LORD, O my soul;
all my inmost being, praise his holy name.
2 Praise the LORD, O my soul,
and forget not all his benefits-
STUDY OVER PSALM 103 WHAT BENEFITS ARE REVEALED?
So many things occur at the moment of salvation that it takes some time to discover all the 'benefits' that are included with and because of salvation. We are told in Hebrews2:3 not to ...." ignore such a great salvation?''. Salvation changes everything. God sees you different now that your saved. See what the Word of God says in Colossians 1:21 ''Once you were alienated from God and were enemies in your minds because of your evil behavior. 22 But now he has reconciled you by Christ's physical body through death to present you holy in his sight, without blemish and free from accusation—''
I want to encourage you to open your heart to God's teaching and dig into the Biblical revelation of the dephts of this salvation you now have. Let each scripture imprint its truth in your life.
WHAT HAPPENED AT SALVATION?
1. CHRIST ENTERED YOUR LIFE AT THE MOMENT OF SALVATION
He is the living Christ see John 17 Jesus prayer for you
John 17:26I have made you known to them, and will continue to make you known in
order that the love you have for me may be in them and
that I myself may be in them."
These are the foundational things that occur at the moment of salvation
A. You are totally FORGIVEN
1 john 1:9
B. You Are Totally FREED
C. You are in living FELLOWSHIP
D. You have all this FOREVER
2. THIS SALVATION INCLUDES THESE GREAT TRUTHS
Along with New Life in Christ we have
A. A New Position
You stand before God as His child. You are "Justified"
1 John 3:1
B. A New Power
Dwelling in you is a new power to live and do God's will
2 Peter 1:3
C. A New Nature
The fallen sin code is broken and a new operating 'code'
of life is in you.
1 John 3-5
D. New Promises
God has given you all that He is and all that He has promised.
This is amazing!
2 Corinthians 1:20
E. A New Destiny
Your future has been changed, both now and forever.
1 Peter 1
F. A New Purpose
God has a plan for you and new goals to live for.
G. New Friends
You are now part of a great family.
You are in the Body of Chirst
1 Corinthians 12:13
H. New Things to Learn
God has so much to show us. It does take time to take
it all in.
1 Corinthians 2:7-16
I. New things to DO
Salvation changes what we are and what we do.
1 John 2:5-6
J. New Places to Go
God will led your life and this may include new places.
Matthew 28 the great co....mission! Luke10
3. THIS SALVATION IS AN EXPERIENCE/EVENT AND A PROCESS WITH
There are three main terms that describe the full scope
of this great salvation.
I am saved and right before God. I have peace and fellowship
with God. God sees me as clean and as His child. I am as
clean, close and accepted by God as possible.....because of
the life, cross and blood of Jesus Christ.
I am empowered to live for Christ, to be like him. I have
been given Victory over the flesh/sin nature, the fallen
world and the devil. I am called to grow and can serve
God with joy. I will bear fruit and have His help all my life.
Because of being saved and Justified I will be instantly
In an atomic flash my motal body with go from mortal to
immortal and I shall have an eternal body. This is the goal
of my salvation.
I will see God face to face.