Bible Class, 9/22/21
- Topic: “Salvation”
Salvation was defined in its most basis sense: Old Testament suggests, the “saving” of a life from death or harm; New Testament includes deliverance from the penalty, guilt, pollution, & power of sin. (Heb.2:3)
Thoughts & Objectives throughout this presentation:
- What did salvation accomplished & what/who did it satisfy?
- What was its significance & our benefits?
- View a broader perspective of salvation within our practical lives (our mental/emotional life) (Ps. 27:1-3; Ps. 13:1-5)
- The power of salvation for the “mental/emotional” life of the believer?
This implies that the power of salvation (i.e., being rescued, delivered, or helped) can greatly benefit our soul (emotions/mentality) that we may experience the “saving”, “protection”, or “help” we need throughout our practical living
Special NOTE: Satan injects in our minds thoughts, worries, anxieties, and other form of weakening thoughts (consequently, our feelings & emotion become the victims)
Additional information: the Bible reference us having an “inner man” [Rom. 7:22; Eph. 3:16; 2 Cor. 2:16]. God resides in the inner man; our spirit is the inner man; God has placed Himself, His Spirit, His life and His power in us, our inner man.
Our soul is composed of the mind, will, and emotions (our “outer man).
God has given us His resource to help rescue or protect our mentality:
- Helmet of salvation: (Eph. 6:17)
- Isa. 59:17; 1Thes. 5:8
- 3 Tenses: Salvation has reference to the believer’s Past, Present, & Future
The power of salvation that releases from guilt & penalty of sin, at the time they believe (Luke 7:50; 1Cor. 1:18; 2Cor. 2:15; 2Tim. 1:9)
The power of salvation that releases from the power of sin in those who exercise faith for it (John 17:17; Rom. 6:14; Rom. 8:1; Gal. 5:15-16)
The power of salvation that releases from the very presence of sin (Rom. 13:11; Eph. 5:25-27; Phil. 1:6; 1John 3:1-2