Salvation Basics from Ephesians

    Mar 01, 2015

    Passage:Ephesians 1:13-14

    Preacher: Paul Letvin

    Series: Salvation 101

    Category: Sermon


    Salvation Basics from Ephesians:

    Salvation 101

    In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit. -Ephesians 1:13 ESV


    First of all, what is salvation?

    Acts 16:31 - “And they said, ‘Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved…”

    Romans 10:9-10 NIV84 - “That if you confess with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved.”

    Great Commission Churches (GCC), in their Statement of Faith, say this about salvation: "Men and women are freed from the penalty for their sins not as a result, in whole or in part, of their own works, goodness or religious ceremony, but by the undeserved favor of God alone. God declares righteous all who put their faith in Christ alone for their salvation."

    The book of Ephesians contains some great salvation basics:

    1. Our salvation is a __________________!

       - Ephesians 1:13-14

       - 2 Corinthians 1:22

       - God wants us to KNOW that we are saved! 1 John 5:13

       - Can we lose our salvation? NO! It is an irrevocable seal of God.

       - What about Hebrews 6:4-6?

    2. Our salvation is a _________ of grace, not earned by works.

       - Ephesians 2:8-9

       - Romans 11:6

       - If we could earn our way to heaven, why did Christ die on the cross?

         Galatians 2:21 NIV84

    3. Our salvation allows us to know _______ and live a fulfilling life.

       - Ephesians 3:17-19

       - John 17:3

       - At Submerge Church, this is what we are all about, experiencing the

         deep things of God! 1 Corinthians 2:9-10 NIV84