Man's Part in Salvation

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MAN'S PART IN SALVATION

 

 

GOD REVEALS AND MAN RESPONDS

 

GOD SHOWS HIMSELF TO US SO THAT WE MAY BELIEVE

MAN RESPONDS BY CHOOSING TO:

  • OBEY OR DISOBEY
  • REPENT AND MAKE JESUS LORD OR CONTINUE TO REBEL AGAINST GOD
  • ACCEPT OR REJECT WHAT CHRIST DID ON THE CROSS
  • LOVE OR HATE
  • BE FAITHFUL OR UNFAITHFUL TO WHAT HE HAS BEEN SHOWN
    THOMAS

MAN IS NOT A ROBOT, HE DOES HAVE A CHOICE

SALVATION IS NOT A TRAP

 

IF YOU ARE A CHRISTIAN, IT IS BECAUSE GOD HAS CHOSEN TO REVEAL HIMSELF TO YOU FIRST

OUR CHOOSING GOD AND REMAINING IN HIM IS EVIDENCE THAT HE HAS CHOSEN US

WE CANNOT BE SAVED UNLESS WE CHOOSE TO MAKE JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD AND SAVIOR

OUR CHOOSING TO FOLLOW CHRIST IS A NECESSARY STEP IN BECOMING A CHRISTIAN

SALVATION IS A GIFT. GOD MUST OFFER IT FIRST SO THAT WE CAN ACCEPT IT.

WE CANNOT SEE GOD UNLESS HE REVEALS HIMSELF TO US FIRST.

Obedience is a choice. Disobedience is sin.

ROBOT

If God did not create us with free will then we could not sin (disobey) and God would be directly responsible for all the evil in the world.

Maybe the world would be perfect if we did not have the capacity to sin / disobey God and decide for ourselves who to obey but this would not glorify God as much.

God sent his Son to pay the price for our sin so that we can be restored to fellowship with Him by repenting and accepting what Christ has done.

God foreknew those who would love and obey Him and He predestined them to be conformed to the image of His Son Jesus Christ.

 

 

 

 

See What Should we do?

 

What should our response to the Gospel be?

see illustration

 

WE NEED TO ASK GOD TO COME INTO OUR HEART

Mat 7:7 Luke 11:9 Luke 11:13

 

 

WE MUST ACCEPT GOD'S WORD

Mark 4:20 John 3:11 John 12:48  Rev 3:20

 

WE MUST MAKE A CHOICE

Joshua 24:15-24 

 

Israel was God's chosen people, yet here they have to choose to serve God.  God chooses to reveal himself to certain people but unless they in turn choose to serve him, it remains to be confirmed that they are his people; elect, chosen and predestinated.  When we choose to follow God and remain in him, we confirm that we have been chosen of God.   We cannot come to God unless God chooses us first and reveals himself to us by opening our eyes, ears and minds.  If we never choose to follow God's ways or don't persist in them, it is unlikely he has chosen us.

WE CAN OBEY OR DISOBEY

Deut 26:14-9 Acts 5:32  Rom 1:5 1 Pet 1:14


 Go to we must obey his commandments
 
 

WE CAN REJECT GODíS INVITATION

1 Sam 10:19 Deut 32:15 Matt 22:1-14 Mark 8:31 Mark 9:12 Mark 12:10  Luke 7:30 Luke 9:22  Luke 10:16  Luke 17:25  Luke 20:17  John 3:36  Acts 7:39  1 Th 4:8 1 Tim 1:19 2   Tim 3:8   


 WE CAN TURN AWAY FROM GOD

Exo 32:8 Num 32:15 Deu 11:16 Josh 22:16 Josh 22:23 Josh 22:29 Josh 23:12 1Sam 12:20 1Sam 12:21 1Ki 9:6 2Chr 7:19 

Psa 80:18 Jer 3:19 Jer 8:5 Jer 15:6  Jer 17:13 Jer 32:40 Hosea 7:14 Mat 24:10 John 15:4-6 Heb 12:25  

WE CAN TURN BACK AGAIN

2Chr 29:10 2Chr 30:8  Ezek 16:42 Ezek 18:30 Gal 6:1 James 5:19-20 

THE PRODIGAL SON

Luke 15:11-32

 

 
THE DISCIPLES

Mat 26:34 Mat 26:35 Mat 26:75 Mark 14:30 Mark 14:31 Mark 14:72 Luke 22:61 John 13:38  



WE CAN BE UNFAITHFUL BUT HE REMAINS FAITHFUL

2 Tim 2:13    

We are saved by faith in Jesus Christ

WE CAN DISOWN HIM AND HE WILL DISOWN US

Mat 10:33 Luke 9:26 2Tim 2:12 2Tim 2:13

 See we need to confess him 

WE SHOULD USE WHAT WE HAVE OR IT WILL BE TAKEN AWAY

Matt25:14-30 

 

WE MUST KEEP OIL IN OUR LAMPS

 

Matt 25:1-13

 

GOD CAN TAKE AWAY HIS KINGDOM FROM US

Mat 21:33-43 

 

IF WE DISOWN GOD AND GO BACK TO OUR OLD WAYS WE ARE WORSE OF AT THE END THAN THE BEGINNING

2Peter 2:20

THE SEED PLANTED ON THE ROCKY GROUND DIED AFTER A PERIOD OF RAPID GROWTH
 
Luke 8:
5-15 

 

IF WE DO NOT BARE FRUIT WE WILL BE CUT OFF

John15:1-20

 

 

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