God now offers salvation to us not through any religion or good works, but through our personal faith in Christ. In order to be saved, we must acknowledge our sins and repent,{that is, turn from our sins} we must believe that Christ died for us, and rose again; we must receive the risen Christ by faith as our personal savior, and we must publicly confess Him as our Lord. After we have received Christ in this way, He dwells continually in our hearts by faith, and He gives us eternal life and the power to lead a life of righteousness and victory over sin.

***Boast not thyself of to morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth. (Proverbs 27:1, KJV). (For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.) (2 Corinthians 6:2, KJV).

1. When should we seek salvation?

***For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.(Ephesians 2:8-9, KJV).

***Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; (Titus 3:5, KJV).

1.Can we save ourselves by our own good works?

***Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin. (Romans 3:20, KJV).

1. Can we be saved by keeping the law?

***He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy. (Proverbs 28:13, KJV).

1.If we desire Gods mercy what two things shall we do?

***If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1:9, KJV).

1.If we confess our sins what two things will God do for us?

***But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. (1 John 1:7, KJV).

1.What is Gods remedy to cleanse our hearts from all sin?

***That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. (Romans 10:9-10, KJV).

1. If we desire to be saved what two things must we do?

2.With our hearts? With our mouths?

***All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out. (John 6:37, KJV).

1. If we come to Christ will He reject us?

***Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. (Revelation 3:20, KJV).

1.If we open our hearts to receive Christ, what promise has He given us?

***But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: (John 1:12, KJV).

1.If we receive Christ, what does He give us?

***Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. (John 1:13, KJV).

1.What experience do we have as a result?

***For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. (Romans 6:23, KJV).

1. When we receive Christ, what does God give us through Him?

***These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God. (1 John 5:13, KJV).

1.Is it possible for us to know that we have eternal life?

***And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. (1 John 5:11, KJV).

1.What record does God give us concerning Christ?

***He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life. (1 John 5:12, KJV).

1. If we have received Jesus Christ, the son of God, what do we have?

Salvation gives power to overcome the world and the devil

***I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me. (Galatians 2:20, KJV).

***That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, (Ephesians 3:17, KJV).

1.After we have received Christ, who lives in our hearts by faith?

***I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. (Philippians 4:13, KJV).

1.What can we do through the strength which Christ gives us?

***Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven. (Matthew 10:32, KJV).

1.If we confess Christ before men, what will He do for us?

***But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven. (Matthew 10:33, KJV).

1.If we deny Christ before men, what will He do for us?

***For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. (1 John 5:4, KJV).

Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God? (1 John 5:5, KJV).

1.What kind of person is able to overcome the world and its temptations?

***Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world. (1 John 4:4, KJV).

1.Why are Gods children able to overcome the world?

***And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death. (Revelation 12:11, KJV).

1.By what two things do the people of God overcome the devil?

***He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son. (Revelation 21:7, KJV).

1.Whom has God promised to receive to heaven as His child?

***But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. (John 1:12-13, KJV).

1.When we believe on His name, what happens to us?


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