You hear the word. You believe what you heard — that you are a sinner and can only be saved through the blood of Jesus. Are you ready to turn from sin and turn to Jesus? Are you ready to live the rest of your life following Him? Will you repent? Belief and repentance necessarily … Continue reading Repent to Be Saved
You hear the word - the evidence of the gospel to be saved. Your heart is pricked. Are you persuaded by the evidence? Are you ready to make a change by submitting yourself to Jesus? Do you believe? Do you believe that you’re a sinner and that your sins have separated you from God? (Rom. … Continue reading Believe to Be Saved
Duh! I’m stating the obvious here. To be saved you must hear the word. How else would anyone know why they need Jesus to save them? It almost seems a little silly to include this in my list of steps to be saved. Yet, it is very important to state the obvious so that the … Continue reading Hear the Word to Be Saved
It’s what we all ultimately want, right? To have something greater than this life to look forward to. To have an eternal purpose that outlives our physical body. To have a hope that something better is to come. To have an escape from our woes. To be saved. But there’s so many teachings on how … Continue reading To Be Saved
True belief that lives by faith repents.
But is belief all there is? It depends on what you think the definition of belief is.
Does the Holy Spirit dwell in you? If I asked you that question, how would you answer?
The point is, Peter is writing to Christians who were being terribly persecuted by evil, disobedient men and they needed encouragement and confidence in enduring these trials. What could give them that?
If we have not obeyed in the way God has instructed, can we expect to receive what God has promised?
Can it happen, The thing that I most fear? Could I lose my freedom, When it is so near?