September 12, 2021
Back to school requires either learning and or refreshing our knowledge. For the follower of Christ these are and remain the absolute first and foundational steps, to becoming all God desires for us to be and do!
Salvation is the foundational base, after we acknowledge God’s and nature and in turn our need of a Savior. This is profoundly simple and also simply profound.
There is no greater thenthe Holy Spirit, who us in all truth. We submit to His , direction and as found in the Bible and through the Bible.
Salvation comes through , not in achieving something.
Romans 10:9-11 (NLT); If you declare that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by openly declaring your faith that you are saved. As the Scriptures tell us, “Anyone who in Him will never be disgraced.”
Ephesians 2:8,9 (NLT); God saved you by His when you . And you can’t take credit for this; it is a from God. Salvation is a reward for the good things we have done, so of us can boast about it.
We can be totally against the do penalty of our sins and by sin, but only through the blood of Jesus and His victory over sin and death! There is no need for a second dose or any additional help in any other way!
Hebrews 13:12 (NLT); So also, Jesus suffered and died outside the city gates to make His people by means of His own
Biblical Facts – We choose to accept or reject the Bible as God’s holy and Word.
Hebrews 9:22 (NLT); In fact, according to the law of Moses, nearly everything was purified with blood. For without the shedding of blood, there is no forgiveness.
Salvation through is found in Christ and by Christ alone.
Acts 4:12 (NLT); There is salvation in no one else! God has given no other name under Heaven by which we be saved.”
Don’t fail your Heavenly entrance exam – Heaven has an entrance exam and requirement.
Now the question then becomes, what about after salvation?
Get out of Spiritual Kindergarten!
Far too many Christians want to stay in “Spiritual ,” or “Spiritual school.” God wants us to from, “Spiritual University,” and continue with learning. Doing so, until we get to our true Alma Mater (Heaven). There are also a large number of “alumni,” waiting for us! Rev. G.A. Clark
Galatians 4:1 (NLT); Think of it this way. If a father dies and leaves an inheritance for his young children, those children are not much better off than slaves until they up, even though they actually own everything their father had.
Grow in Biblical and understanding. Understand clearly, that “Spiritual and are required for the follower of Christ!
Ephesians 4:14-16 (NLT); Then we will no longer be like children. We won’t be tossed and blown about by every wind of teaching. We will not be when people try to trick us with lies so clever, they sound like the truth. Instead, we will speak the in love, in every way more and more like Christ, who is the Head of His body, the Church. He makes the whole body fit together . As each part does its special work, it helps the other parts , so that the whole body is and growing and full of
1. Do you have spiritual foundational basics?
2. Have you gone any further spiritually?
2 Peter 3:18 (NLT); Rather, you grow in the and of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. All glory to Him, both now and forever! Amen.
“Obedience to the Bible, as to us by the Holy Spirit, spiritual growth to occur. It leads us into and richer understanding and , of God’s purpose for our lives and !” Rev. G.A. Clark
3. What’s happening spiritually in your life, right now? What area is God trying to work in, in your life? Are you obeying the Greatest Teacher of all, the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of ? Start doing your “Spiritual Homework,” for the of God and your own ongoing spiritual !