Friday, September 16, 2005

Bible Studies 10: Salvation

I'm starting to run out of Bible studies in my series on the Fundamental Beliefs, so I won't be posting them every week. This study looks at salvation as an experience which is spoken of through three different biblical metaphors--legal, moral, and dynamic.

You can look up the texts here, and find the previous study here.

Study 10: The Experience of Salvation

1. From the founding of Israel to the present day God has been in the business of s______ His people (Ex. 14:13-16, Matt 1:21, Rom 1:16-18).

2. To receive salvation from sin one needs to r______ or “change ones mind” about God, oneself, and sin (John 16:8, Acts 2:37-39, Rom. 2:1-4).

3. In the Bible, the l_____ description of sin is breaking God’s law or commandments—wrong behavior (3:4-10, Rom 7:7-13).

4. Because Jesus gave his life as a free gift to die in our place, we can be legally d________ just and forgiven before God through faith in Him (justification) (1 John 1:8-2:2, Rom. 5:1,6-21).

5. In the Bible, the m_____ view describes sin “missing the mark”, immaturity, or failure to love (imperfection)—a deficiency of being rather than behavior (Matt. 5:20,43-48; Luke 6:36; 1 John 4:7,8)

6. Holy Spirit comes into our hearts when we accept s_________ to give us God’s love, purify our being, and set us apart for His service (sanctification) (2 Thess. 2:13, 1 Cor. 6:9-12, Gal. 5:13-26).

7. The d_______ aspect of sin is the power of evil (the Evil One) and death—a captivity to the wrong power. (1 John 5:19, Rom. 6:15-19 1 Cor. 5:56,57).

8. Jesus’ defeated the power of evil and death and gave us the right to partake of His death and resurrection v_______ (glorification) ( John 13:31-33, Heb. 2:9-15, Rev. 20:6, 2 Cor. 3:4-18).

9. Justification, sanctification, and glorification are all past, on going, and future r_________ for the believer (1 John 2:1, Rev. 20:12—justification) (1 Cor. 1:2; Phil 3:12-14—sanctification) (Rom 5:1,2—glorification).

10. Have you experienced freedom from sin through all three aspects of salvation?

1. Saving. 2. Repent. 3. Legal. 4. Declared 5. Moral 6. Salvation 7. Dynamic 8. Victory 9. Realities

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