With this post, I’m going to be starting a series on spiritual maturity.  As they could get rather lengthy, I will keep these lessons in outline format.  Now, as Christians we may know Christ as Savior, but where are we in our relationship with Him?  The aim of this series is to take a look at some areas in our lives that will draw us closer to Him with Bible verses for support.  If you are reading this, and you do not know Jesus as Savior, I would advise you read on also as these posts especially this one will help you know how you can rest assured you will go to heaven.

With all that being said, the first part of this series on spiritual maturation kicks off on the topic of salvation and assurance of salvation:

Step #1 ASSURANCE OF SALVATION

MEMORY VERSES: I John 5:11-13

1.   Salvation

A. Why do men need to be saved?

I) Romans 3:10, 23

II) John 3:3, 18, 36

B.  Since Adam, man has been born into sin

I) Romans 5:12

C.  Can man be saved through his own works?

I) Ephesians 2:8-9

II) Titus 3:5

III) Galatians 2:16

IV) John 14:6

D.  What is the price that God puts upon sin?

I) Romans 5:12

II) Romans 6:23

III) Revelation 20:14-15

IV) Revelation 21:8

E. What did God provide for us through His Son, Jesus?

I) John 3:16

II) John 5:24

III) John 10:9

F.  Who can be saved?

I) John 1:12-13

II) John 3:36

III) Romans 5:8-9

IV) Romans 10:13

G.  What must a person do to be saved?

I) Romans 10:9-10

II) Acts 2:21

III) Acts 16:31

IV) John 5:24

H. How do we know that God will save us if and when we call upon Him to come into our heart and cleanse us from all unrighteousness?

1) John 6:37

2) John 14:13-14

3) Romans 10:12-13

I. Have you ever personally asked the Lord Jesus Christ to come into your heart and to save you from sin and hell and make you a child of God?

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2. What happened to you when you were saved?

A. Forgiven

I) Colossians 1:14

II) Romans 4:5-8

B. Justified

I) 2 Corinthians 5:21

II) Romans 4:5

III) Romans 5:9

C. Accepted by God

I) Ephesians 1:6

D. Sealed

I) Ephesians 1:13

II) 1 Corinthians 6:11

E. Complete

I) Colossians 2:9-10

F. Member of God’s family

I) John 1:12-13

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3. Does salvation mean we will never sin again?

A. Is our salvation dependent upon our ability to live upright and holy lives?

I) Hebrews 7:25

II) Jude 24-25

III) Romans 3:10, 23

IV) Ephesians 2:8

B. What should a believer do when he has fallen into sin?

I) Psalm 51:3

II) 1 John 1:9

III) Isaiah 55:7

IV) Proverbs 28:13

C. Will you be happy while living in disobedience to God’s Word?

I) Psalm 32:2-5

D. What will God do if we confess our sins?

I) 1 John 1:9

E. Once we are truly born again, is it possible to lose our salvation?

I) Romans 8:34-39

II) Jude 1:24

III) John 10:27-29

IV) Philippians 1:16

V) 1 John 5:11-12

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