I’m Saved Now What? (Part 2)

This is a Bible study regarding a believer’s position in Christ

Even you haven’t read Part 1, I suggest you go read it first here

Firstly, everyone needs to be certain that you have believed the gospel and not another. You may have believed and been saved from eternal death, but maybe you have gone no further. Maybe you are not abiding in the Vine (Jesus – John 15:4-5), or not continuing in His Word (John 8:31-32). When that happens we can be tripped up, or lost in bondage, not knowing where we are going, forgetting even that we were purged from our sins (2 Pet 1:5-9). But when we get back into fellowship with Him, we realize we are called for things, and begin to know our purpose.

For you see your calling, brethren, that not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called.  But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty; and the base things of the world and the things which are despised God has chosen, and the things which are not, to bring to nothing the things that are, that no flesh should glory in His presence. 1 Cor 1:25-29

Did God only choose the wise, mighty and noble? I am weak, and was foolish for many years, and so the point is, anything that is done that is good, is all because of Him and His great love for us. Apart from Him we can do nothing. We need Him. We need His Word. I did this devotional for a new friend based on helping new believers know some of the things that happen to all believers. I had some help from my friends at expreacherman.com, the link is seen here.

I also added some from my eternal security article which I highly recommend after this for further study.

Please look up each passage below always prayerfully. The article above is important so you can be assured of your position in Him, which may then help with knowing your purpose in life. Devotionals should be Bible studies where you answer from His Word what it is that He has told you personally from it, not generally something you receive from an untested site.

Look up the verses below in each bullet point and see if you can fill in the blanks and apply it to yourself — who you are ‘in Him’ or ‘in Christ’. Your position.

  • Believers are given__________ ______(Romans 6:23, Ephesians 2:8-9)

Circle one: It is 1) Completely Free  2) Has to cost us something — you don’t get something for nothing. (If you picked #2, re-read Rom 5:16-21. How many times does it say free gift or gift?).__________

  • When we believe, we are made _________ ___ _____ (John 1:12).
  • As the church, Christ _________ us and _______Himself for us (Eph 5:2). He gave Himself in ________ love (John 15:13). He gave His life freely, no man took it from Him (John 10:17-18)
  • We are members of His body, of His ________and ___________, just like a man and His wife (Eph 5:30-32)
  • (Eph 5:29) Jesus does not hate His own flesh, but _____________ it and _____________ it. This is how Christ feels about each one of us — the church.
  • All believers were predestined to be adopted as ___________ (Eph 1:5, Rom 8:15, Gal 4:5)
  • We were ________ made ________ because by His grace we are _________ (1 Peter 3:18; Eph 2:5).
  • Christ suffered ______ for sins for how long___________? And He perfected us ____________. 1 Peter 3:18; Heb 9:26-28; 10:10-14
  • Believers can KNOW what? That they HAVE (currently possess) _______________ _________ (1 John 5:13)
  • What did God choose for believers? To be ‘in Him’, and ______ and ___________ before Him in ______ (Ephesians 1:4)
  • Believers have ___________ through His blood and _______________  ___ _____ because of the riches of His grace – (Ephesians 1:7) – G.R.A.C.EGod’s Riches At Christ’s Expense
  • Does God count trespasses against us?– (2 Corinthians 5:19; Acts 13:38-39)
  • He paid for (was the propitiation for) ____ ______ at the cross – (1 John 2:2)
  • How many sins/transgressions are forgiven? _______ Where did He nail the debt?____  _______ (Colossians 2:13-14)
  • How far has He removed our sins from us? As far as the ______  ___ ______ ____ ______ (Ps 103:12)
  • Believers are called to have _____________________ with God’s Son – (1 Cor. 1:9)
  • There is no ___________________ to believers, because the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set us _____from the law of sin and death – (Romans 8:1-2)
  • We shall never come into ____________________ (John 5:24)
  • Because of our faith in Jesus, we are all _____________  ___  ____ (Galatians 3:26)
  • Believers are predestined to be _____________ as children – (Ephesians 1:5)
  • Believers are made acceptable to God by Jesus Christ – (1 Peter 2:5)
  • Believers are ____________by faith. (Romans 5:1)
  • Believers are not justified by ______________ (Rom 4:2-5; Eph 2:8-9)
  • When we believe God, it is credited/counted to us as _________________ (Rom 4:3; Gal 3:6; Gen 15:6)
  • No one has ever been justified by ______  ___  ____  ____ (Gal 2:16)
  • In Christ, we are ______ to Him by His blood – (Ephesians 2:13)
  • When we believe we are delivered/rescued from the _______  ___  _____________ and we are translated into the ___________ of His dear Son (Colossians 1:13)
  • Who is the Rock?__________ (1 Cor 10:1-4) We are ____’s  ___________ and we are laid on what foundation?_________  _________  (1 Cor 3:9-11)
  • This is very important. When we believe, we are __ __ __ __ __ to Jesus Christ – (John 17:9). Who do you belong to then?  

These three questions are from John 10:28-29

  • What does He give us in exchange for believing? ___________  _______
  • Will we ever perish? ______
  • Can we (or anyone else) snatch remove ourselves out of His hand? Yes____ No_____
  • Can Jesus lose anyone that the Father has gifted Him with (all believers are a gift) – (John 6:39-40) Yes_____ No _______
  • Will any of us who have come to Him in belief be cast out? ______(John 6:37)

Answer from 1 Peter 2:5

  • Believers are called _________ ________
  • Built up as a __________ _________
  • For a _____ ______________
  • To offer up _________________ _____________ acceptable through God through Jesus.

Answer from 1 Peter 2:9 

  • Believers are a __________ _______________.
  • You are a ________ priesthood. (see also Rev 1:5; Rev 5:10). The only priesthood that is both King and a priest is the ‘order of Melchizedek’. No priests except Him were Kings and Priests both.
  • A H________ N_____________
  • A __________________people.
  • Called out of ___________ into His ______________  __________.
  • Why? So that you may proclaim or show praises of Him.

 

  • (Philippians 3:20-21)  Our citizenship is in ___________ already, we are waiting for the transformation of our_______.
  • Believers are of the family and household of God. We are in the fellowship or fellow citizens with of ___  _______ (believers), because in Christ we have access by one _________ to the Father (Ephesians 2:18-19). We are no more S___________ or F____________.
  • Believers are risen with Christ (Col 3:1), and blessed us with all ___________ __________ in the Heavenly places. (Ephesians 1:3)
  • God _______ for YOU. (1 Peter 5:7)
  • He wants you to be enlightened, so you will know what is the hope of His _______, and the riches of ____  _________, and that you know you are His inheritance (Ephesians 1:18)
  • Because of God and His abundant mercy, we are begotten again with a living hope because of the r_______________ of J______  C_______ from the dead. Believers have an inheritance that is that is _____________, ___________, and ________  ____  ________ and we are not kept by our goodness, but we are kept by the P_______  __  G___. (1 Peter 1:3-5)
  • (Eph 4:4-6; 1 Corinthians 12:13; Rom 8:9), Do all believers have the Holy Spirit? Yes ____ No _____ Are we all in the same body? Yes_____ No _____
  • Are sealed with the Holy Spirit the moment we believe? _____ (Ephesians 1:13-14). How long does that last? Until ____  ____  ___  __________________ (Eph 4:30).
  • Believers are _______________ in Christ, and are ___________. We are _________ and given the _________ in our hearts as a __________ (2 Cor 1:21-22)
  • ‘In Him’ believers are __________ (Col 2:9-10)/
  • How long are we perfected by His Sacrifice? _______________ (Heb 10:14)
  • What promise did He promise believers?____________  ______ (1 John 2:25)
  • Who teaches us? The ______________, and what should we apply our heart to?_____  ____________________ (1 John 2:27, Prov 22:17-21)
  • (1 Cor 12:20-25) All believers are made members of His _______ and the weaker ones are _____________________!
  • How saved are we? To the _______________ (Heb 7:25)
  • He will confirm you to the ______, and you will be ___________ in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ (see 1 Cor 1:8)
  • Because of Christ’s obedience, we are M______ R_______________ and we are a new ______________ (Rom 5:19; 2 Cor 5:17)

These are but a few of the things that happen when we believe, we are born again. God does not lie.

 In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began. Titus 1:2

Believers can and do sin. Read Romans 7:15-25. The answer is to agree/confess we have sinned and talking to God about it (1 John 1:9). This is to give us more intimate fellowship with Him (1 John 1:3-4) and so that our joy may remain full. When we are sinning, we generally are hiding from God like Adam and Eve did when they first sinned. We need to remember He is our loving Father, and to go to Him. Every good and perfect gift is from above (James 1:17). We need to find those we trust to confess our faults to (those who will not gossip or share secrets and will point us to Christ). And we ask them for prayer, and we get back up into the saddle again (spending time with Christ hearing His Word – Luke 10:38-42). This is our endurance. We are washed in the water by the Word (Eph 5:26) but we do need to take heed to it (Ps 119:9). Love and Treasure His Word for His Word has given us life, even in our affliction (Ps 119:140, 162, 50). His Word was written ahead of time so that through the patience and the comfort of the Scriptures we might have hope (Rom 15:4).

Love and Prayers, Holly

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