I’m Saved, Now what – Part 3

If you have not read the other installments, please click on Part 1 or Part 2.

If you you believe the Bible, know that what He says in it, His Word is true (John 17:17). He will teach even you, BELIEVE THAT! Just apply yourself to His knowledge as Proverbs 22:17-21 says. Do it in prayer and do it faithfully, one step at a time. Dear Lord, please bless any readers here from Your Word.

Who is Christ?

This is a Bible study on some of the attributes, characters and titles of Christ. Some may feel it might somehow be a tedious study, but knowing more about the One who gave Himself for you in great love, I assure you is not. You will be blessed in the long run.

I recommend that you print this out for yourself, so you can write on it. Consider keeping the window open so you can use the linked Bible study verses. Don’t feel like you’ve known Christ too long to start over again with the basics. We can all, at the least, use a refresher. And some (like me) needed to unlearn some things I was wrongly taught over time with bad pastors/preachers/authors. Or do this with your children or friends who may be new believers.

I have linked KJV, NKJV and NASB because they offer Scripture cross references (you will see a capital letter in parenthesis). This way you can check them out if you would like to study further. I prefer only literal translations and personally like to use more than one side by side for the quick perusal of different choices of a word translation. That may lead next to the Strong’s concordance, you can find either a hard copy, or there are several places online with Strongs, i.e. blueletterbible.org or biblehub.com. On blueletter, you go to the verse, and hit ‘tools’ and it will open the verse and you can go to the word and then click on the Strong’s number to find out how it gets translated. I do not recommend a lot of the commentary on these sites, please avoid.

Even if you think you know these and can easily fill them in, PLEASE have the Bible references open, read, so you can put your synopsis down in each section. And most importantly before you begin, ask the Lord to bless your time in His Word. To teach you. Put away distractions. Phones and other windows in your computer. Turn off the volume on your computer and spend some one on one time with Jesus, the Author and Finisher of your faith (Heb 12:2).

Look up all these verses, you can click on this link for all to be open at once (1 John 2:1; 1 Tim. 2:5; Rom. 8:34; Heb. 7:25). Fill in the blanks.

Bible Study

Jesus is our A___________ with the Father, and one and only M_________, who lives to make _____________ for us. What do these verses above say about His nature — His care for us? (Use your own words)  _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 

Click on (Rev 1:8; Rev 21:6; Rev 22:13). In these verses, Jesus is known as the A_______ and the O______ (which is Greek for) the B____________ and the E_____ OR the F_____ and the L____. (If you do not know, comment below, and I will be happy to help). In Rev 21:6, it says, He gives us the W____ O__ L___ FREELY. In Isaiah 55:1-3, the sure mercies promised to David are ours without C____.

Look up Isaiah 41:4 — who else is called by this title of the first and the last? ________ What does that tell you then who Jesus is? L_____. And for those who come from religions like Mormonism which teach that they were pre-existing (like God) and will achieve godhood, what do these verses tell you?  Is 43:10; 44:6 Before God, there was no ____  _______. And there will be N____ after Him. He says in the second verse, there is No God besides Me.

If He is the first and the last, what else does that mean if we look to these verses? (Colossians 1:16-17; John 1:1-3; Heb 1:1-2; 1 Cor 8:6). So basically what do these verses say that Jesus Christ is? The C_______________

Jesus is called ‘the C__________ which means anointed and also M__________ in Hebrew. Jn 1:41; 4:25; 20:31; Luke 2:11; 1 Jn 5:1 (which means Anointed____________). He is the Son of the Living God (Matt 16:16).

Who did all these others say He was?

Who did God say He was? (Matt 17:5; Luke 3:21-22) ____________________ _________________________________________________________________

(Ps 2:7; John 3:16) What word did He use before Son? B____________. 

Who did Gabriel say He was? (Luke 1:31-32) Son of the H________ and Son of G____. He told Mary to name Him _______ and said He shall be G_______.

Who did Elisabeth say He was? (Luke 1:41-43)

Who did His mother Mary say He was? (Luke 1:46)

Who did the Angel of the Lord tell the Shepherds He was? (Luke 2:9-14) A S________ which is C______ the L_____.

And what about the Just and Devout Simeon, who had been waiting for the Consolation of Israel? What did He said when He saw Jesus. The Holy Spirit had let Him know He would live to see the Lord’s Messiah and he did. This always makes me cry. So Simeon said:

“Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word: for mine eyes have seen thy salvation, which thou hast prepared before the face of all people;  a light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel.”… And Simeon blessed them, and said unto Mary his mother, “Behold, this child is set for the fall and rising again of many in Israel; and for a sign which shall be spoken against;  (yea, a sword shall pierce through thy own soul also,) that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed. Luke 2:29-32, 34-35

Anna the prophetess spoke of Jesus as the one to look to for R__________ in I________. Luke 2:38

Who did the Demons called Legion say He was? (Mark 5:7) ____________________________

Who did the Roman Centurion say He was after He was crucified? (Mark 15:39) _______________________________________________

Who did John the Baptist say Jesus was? (John 1:29, 34) The L____ of G­­___ who ______ ______ the sin of the world.

Who did Jesus claim to be? (John 10:36; 11:25-26)

I AM the ________________.

I AM the R______________ and the L_______.

Jesus is that T___ L_____ (John 1:9) that ____________________

__________________________. In John 8:12 Jesus said He was the L____ of the W______. And John 12:46 says whoever believes on Him should not remain/abide in darkness. How does that fit in with Col 1:13; John 5:24; Acts 26:17-18; 1 Peter 2:9-10 ____________________________________ _____________________________________________________________.

In John 6:32-35, Jesus used I AM again. Jesus said, I AM the T____ B______ from H________. He also added that He was the B______ of L_____.

In John 10:7-9, Jesus says I AM the D____ of the Sheep. In vs. 9, He says if we enter in that way, we will be S______. He speaks of believers going in and out and finding good pasture.

In John 10:11-15, Jesus says I AM the G____ S__________, and explains He gives His life for the sheep.

Look how Isaiah prophesies of the Shepherd who will come.

Behold, the Lord God will come with strong hand, and his arm shall rule for him: behold, his reward is with him, and his work before him. He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young. Isa 40:10-11

In John 14:6, Jesus declares plainly. “I AM the W___, the T______ and the L____, and no man cometh to the father but by Me. This is a very bold statement. Jesus is either who He says He is, or He is not a ‘good man’ or ‘good prophet’ or ‘co-redeemer’ or ‘co-mediator’ or one son of many (as other religions teach).

John 15:1,5 has Jesus saying, “I AM the T____ V____. What do you think that means? ________________________________________

In John 8:24, Jesus told the Pharisees, “ I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I AM he, ye shall die in your sins.”

In John 8:58, we are shown Jesus is eternal (always was). He said “Before Abraham was __ ___”. He was referring to the OT passage in Ex 3:14 which says this (fill in only the words in caps) ___________________________ _________________.

Who did Martha say Jesus was (John 11:25-27) You are the C_______, the S___  ___  G___, who is come into the world (why is that last part significant)? See John 1:14; 8:22-24; Gal 4:4-5; Is 7:14; Matt 1:20-23 and think of as many reasons that come to mind as to why you feel this underlined portion may matter ____________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________.

Who did John the beloved apostle say He was (John 20:31)? The C______ and the _____   ___   ____.

Who did Paul say he was (formerly known as Saul) who persecuted and murdered Christians and later believed and became an apostle (Acts 9:20). He is the _________________. Later he said in 1 Cor 10:1-4 that R____ was C_______. See also Deut 32:15. Build your house upon the Rock. Look to the Rock from which you were cut.

“Listen to Me, you who follow after righteousness,
You who seek the Lord:
Look to the rock from which you were hewn,
And to the hole of the pit from which you were dug. Isaiah 51:1

We could go through many more passages, but I’ll save that for the future studies. But there were many people who prophesied ahead of time as to the Messiah, and there were many who identified His coming. They knew from certain prophecies, specifically from the Prophet Daniel, the timing of the Messiah. The Magi (a.k.a. Wisemen or Kingmakers) knew when and where to look for Him. This was very likely because Daniel had been made master and ruler over all of them in the Kingdom of Babylon during Israel’s captivity. They knew who He was, they had combed the prophecies and even cited Micah and alluded to Numbers 24:17 (the star). After they had seen Him, they were warned by God to go home another way to elude the murderous Herod (Matt 2:1-12).

I dearly hope this made you feel like you know Him just a little better. I hope to have some more new believer’s Bible studies in the near future, Lord willing, but if you feel like you’d like to know more about a certain subject, please let me know in the comments below.

See part 4 here on How to pray

4 Responses to “I’m Saved, Now what – Part 3

  • Dear Holly,

    My name is Travis. You recently left a response to some comments (*This portion referring to another site edited out by admin)

    I thought that I would comment here to reply to you.

    I did mean the song “Trust and Obey”. I am not real familiar with it but the catchy refrain came to my mind and I mistook the first word.

    I believe that we are on the same page that we are justified “by faith apart from works of the law.” My concern was that in the article about Greg Laurie, johninnc criticized Mr. Laurie for saying, “However, the inward change is never without the outward.” I believe that Mr. Laurie is basically right, though. Although a behavioral change is not a prerequisite or requirement as such for salvation, it is only logical that if God indeed takes out our heart of stone and puts in a heart of flesh (Ezekiel 36:26), this will cause a change in our behavior if we live any length of time with this new heart.

    The aposlte John wrote: “Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God and everyone who loves has been born from God and knows God. The one who does not love has not known God, for God is Love.” (1 John 4:7,8)

    This means that true Christians will have true selfless love in their hearts for other people, but non-Christians do not have true selfless love. It seems only logical that if a person is transformed supernaturally from not selflessly loving others to truly having selfless love for them then this will affect the person’s behavior.

    Or consider the words of Jesus in Luke 6:46-49:
    “But why do you call Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do what I say? Everyone who comes to me and hears my words and does them – I will show you what they are like. They are like a man who builds a house who dug and went deep and laid a foundation on the rock; the flood coming, the river beat upon that house and it was not able to shake it because it was well founded. The one who hears and does not do is like a man who builds a house on the earth without foundation, which the river beat upon, and immediately it collapsed and the ruin of that house was great.”

    Is the second man in this illustration a true Christian? I suppose one could say that he is, but is saved “as through fire” as the aposlte Paul writes in 1 Corinthians 3:15. It seems more likely to me, though, that Jesus was implying that those who call Him “Lord, Lord,” and do not make any effort to do what He says are not truly being sincere when they call Him Lord.

    May God bless you and give you peace,
    – Travis

    • Travis, I would rather not comment on another site, so I edited out that portion. I’d rather delve into what the Bible says.

      You said, ‘this will cause a change in our behavior if we live any length of time with this new heart.’

      The Bible says something different. In 1 Corinthians 5, the entire church did not so much as even care (mourn) about the incestuous adulterer. Later in chapter 11, we see some did not have a change in behavior, in fact were using the Lord’s supper to gorge and get drunken on over and over with no remorse. Because of it, some were sick and some died. The Galatians trying to finish in the flesh were biting and devouring one another. In James we see shameful behavior, believers were showing preference to the rich, ignoring their poor brethren, telling them to go be warmed and filled when they were naked and hungry and doing nothing tangible to help them. In addition, they were chastised about their tongues and called doubleminded among other things.

      Believers need to cooperate. Our new man is sinless (does not sin) because we’re born again of an incorruptible Seed (1 Pet 1:23), but the Old man is still with us. Let me highly recommend this two part series. Trying to put people back under law to grow or to suggest they are not saved is placing people into bondage.

      Understanding the two Natures by Pastor Tom Cucuzza

      Re: 1 John. I have not found in His Word once the phrase or concept, ‘true Christians’. What I have seen in His Word is admonition after admonition of things believers should do and oftentimes do not. If it were automatic, we wouldn’t need most of the NT. 1 John is for believers, showing them how to live, walk in light vs. darkness, for intimate fellowship not only with God but with other believers. Admitting our wrongs so we can grow and that our joy may be full.

      Luke 6 is a shorter parallel passage to the Beatitudes seen in Matt 5-7 spoken to Israel (At this point Jesus said, ‘I came not except for the lost sheep of the House of Israel). This was a people (nation) who already had a relationship with Him. The church and ‘Christians’ were not even spoken of yet, the only time it was mentioned was to Peter in Matt 16, regarding the profession of faith in Him that He would build His church on. He was the Rock (1 Cor 10:1-4) they should build their house on. Although they used the terminology Lord, Lord, and did many wonderful works in His name, (which He did not deny), He said He never knew them. Jesus knows His sheep (Jn 10:14).

      It is wisdom as a disciple to do what the Lord tells us in His Word, but it is not how we are told to receive the free gift of eternal life.

      You ask, is the second man a ‘true Christian’? I’d challenge you to find that term, or concept in His Word (except please don’t’ incorrectly cite 2 Cor 13:5). I would agree they were not sincere, because they did not believe, they trusted in their own ‘many wonderful works’ (Matt 7:22). Ps 94:4 says the workers of iniquity boast in themselves. This is what Romans 4:4 warns of. You say you believe that we are justified by faith. Back up what you think with His Word in context. Asking the contextual questions and remembering His Word never contradicts itself. If something seems to, possibly you need to ask if it is speaking to discipleship or the receipt of the free gift of eternal life.

      I am secure in this understanding, I hope and pray you will consider this, for you know what He says if we make a young one who believes in Him to stumble. Think on this, if one appears not to understand the gospel, what is the answer? Preach the gospel, for IT is the POWER of God unto salvation (Rom 1:16-17; 1 Cor 1:17-18). And if you think a believer is not growing? What is the answer? Question their salvation or feed His sheep? (John 21:15-17)? Jesus washed His disciples feet even though He stated they were all clean (except Judas)and said we should do the same. I believe that is a picture of practical sanctification. People need washed in the water by the Word (Eph 5:26; John 17:17; Ps 119:9). My suggestion is point them to His Word.

      And lastly, be sure in your own beliefs on the gospel. It’s His grace that brings salvation, let’s not encumber it.

      In Him, Holly

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