I’m Saved Now What? (Part 2)

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

Part 1 can be seen here

Firstly you need to know that you have believed the gospel. 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, 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, the link is seen here, and added some from my eternal security article.

Please look up each passage always in prayer, so you first 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.

Look up the verses 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 5:26). He did Himself in ________ love (John 15:13).
  • 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 the church.
  • We are adopted as ___________ (Eph 1:5, Rom 8:15, Gal 4:5)
  • We are made ________ by His ___________ (1 Peter 3:18; Eph 2:5)
  • Believers can KNOW what? __________________________ (1 John 5:13)
  • What did God choose for believers? _______________ (Ephesians 1:4)
  • Believers have been ___________ 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 (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? ______________________ (Ps 103:12)
  • Believers are called to have _____________________ with God’s Son – (I Cor. 1:9)
  • There is no ___________________ to believers, because the ________________ 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 2:4; Eph 2:8-9)
  • When we believe God, it is credited/counted to us as _________________ (Rom 4:3)
  • 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: __________________________ (Colossians 1:13)
  • And in Col 1:13, He transfers/translates us INTO __________________ 
  • Who is the Rock?__________ (1 Cor 10:4) What foundation are we laid on?__________________  (1 Cor 3:9-15)
  • When we believe, we are a _ _ _ _ to Jesus Christ – (John 17:9)

 

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) snatch/remove ourselves out of His hand? Yes____No_____
  • (John 6:39-40) Can Jesus lose anyone that the Father has gifted Him with (all believers are a gift) Yes_____ No _______
  • (John 6:37) Will any of us who have come to Him in belief be cast out? ______

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 (not necessarily in order)

  • Believers are a __________ _____________
  • Are being built up as a ________ ___________
  • A H________ P_____________
  • A people for His own ________________________
  • Called out of ___________ into a ____________ ____________.
  • Why? So that you may proclaim ______________________
  • 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 of the saints (believers), because in Christ we have access by one Spirit to the Father – Ephesians 2:18-19
  • Believers are risen with Christ (Col 3:1), and blessed with every _________ ____________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 _____ _______, and the riches of ____ __________, and that you know you are His _______________ in the saints (Ephesians 1:18)
  • 1 Peter 1:4 – Believers have an inheritance that is reserved/kept in heaven, that is _____________, __________________, and ____________________. 1 Pet 1:5, we are kept by the power of God (vs. 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, until when? Ephesians 1:13-14; 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 have been _____ _________ (Col 2:9-10)
  • How long are we perfected by His Sacrifice? _______________ (Heb 10:10,14)
  • (1 John 2:24-27) What promise did He promise us?__________ Who teaches us? ______________, and what should we apply our heart to?_____  ____________________ (Prov 22:17-21)
  • (1 Cor 12:20-25) We 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 _____ _____________(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 Rom 7:15-25. The answer is agreeing 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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