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A study of the blessings and responsibilities in Christ, and how those blessings can be lost ALL SCRIPTURE REFERENCES – NEW AMERICAN STANDARD BIBLE
Baptized into Christ A NEW CREATURE IN CHRIST 2 Cor. 5:17
2 Corinthians 5:17 17Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.
Baptized into Christ GODS BLESSINGS Earthly Provisions Spiritual Protection Hope of Eternal Life
Earthly Provisions Matthew 6: Do not worry then, saying, What will we eat? or What will we drink? or What will we wear for clothing? 32For the Gentiles eagerly seek all these things; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. 33But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
SPIRITUAL PROTECTION John 10: My sheep hear My Voice, and I know them, and they follow Me; 28and I give eternal life to them, and they will never perish; and no one will snatch them out of My hand.
HOPE OF ETERNAL LIFE Romans 8: For in hope we have been saved, but hope that is seen is not hope; for who hopes for what he already sees? 25But if we hope for what we do not see, with perseverance we wait eagerly for it.
GODS BLESSINGS Earthly Provisions Spiritual Protection Hope of Eternal Life Unbelief, Blessings Lost
We Can Fall from Grace by Turning from the Gospel Galatians 5:3-4 4 You have been severed from Christ, you who are seeking to be justified by law; you have fallen from grace.
We Can Fall by Allowing Sin to Harden Our Hearts Hebrews 3: Take care, brethren, that there not be in any one of you an evil, unbelieving heart that falls away from the living God. 13But encourage one another day after day, as long as it is still called Today, so that none of you will be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin.
14For we have become partakers of Christ, if we hold fast the beginning of our assurance firm until the end,
We Can Fall by Entanglement with the World 2 Peter 2: For if, after they have escaped the defilements of the world by the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in them and are overcome, the last state has become worse for them than the first.
21For it would be better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than having known it, to turn away from the holy commandment handed on to them.
We Can Fall If We Fail to Discipline Our Thoughts and Actions 1 Corinthians 9:27 27but I discipline my body and make it my slave, so that, after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified.
WE MUST CONCLUDE FROM THE SCRIPTURES THAT ONCE SAVED, ALWAYS SAVED IS A FALSE DOCTRINE, AND MUST BE REJECTED.
Our Duties in Christ Are Both Individual and Collective INDIVIDUALCOLLECTIVE Purity of Life
PURITY OF LIFE 1 John 3:2-3 2Beloved, now we are children of God, and it has not appeared as yet what we will be. We know that when He appears, we will be like Him, because we will see Him just as He is. 3And everyone who has this hope fixed on Him purifies himself, just as He is pure.
Colossians 3:4-9 4When Christ, who is our life, is revealed, then you also will be revealed with Him in glory. 5Therefore consider the members of your earthly body as dead to immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and greed, which amounts to idolatry. 6For it is because of these things that the wrath of God will come upon the sons of disobedience,
7and in them you also once walked, when you were living in them. 8But now you also, put them all aside: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and abusive speech from your mouth. 9Do not lie to one another, since you laid aside the old self with its evil practices,
Our Duties in Christ Are Both Individual and Collective INDIVIDUALCOLLECTIVE Purity of Life Growth in Christ
2 Peter 3:18 18but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory, both now and to the day of eternity. This growth comes through: Study of the word of the Lord (The Lord talking to us) Calling on Him in prayer (We talk to God)
STUDY 1 Peter 2:2 2like newborn babies, long for the pure milk of the word, so that by it you may grow in respect to salvation, 2 Timothy 2:15 15Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling theword of truth.
PRAYER Romans 12:12 12rejoicing in hope, persevering in tribulation, devoted to prayer, 1 Thessalonians 5: pray without ceasing; 18in everything give thanks; for this is Gods will for you in Christ Jesus.
Our Duties In Christ Are Both Individual And Collective INDIVIDUALCOLLECTIVE Purity of Life Growth in Christ Worship With Fellow Christians
WORSHIP Assemble Hebrews 10: and let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds, 25not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the day drawing near.
WORSHIP Worship in Spirit and in Truth John 4:23 23But an hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for such people the Father seeks to be His worshipers.
Our Duties In Christ Are Both Individual And Collective INDIVIDUALCOLLECTIVE Purity of Life Growth in Christ Worship with Fellow Christians Serve With Fellow Christians
SERVE Serve Others Matthew 22: Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law? 37And He said to him, You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. 38This is the great and foremost commandment.
39The second is like it, You shall love your neighbor as yourself. 40On these two commandments depend the whole Law and the Prophets.
SERVE Teach Others 1 Timothy 4:12 12Let no one look down on your youthfulness, but rather in speech, conduct, love, faith and purity, show yourself an example of those who believe.
2 Timothy 2:2 2The things which you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, entrust these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.
Summary God provides all blessings in Christ –Earthly provisions, spiritual protection, and hope of eternal life A believer can lose these blessings in unbelief and fall from grace. To remain in Gods grace the Christian must live a pure life and grow in Christ. He must also assemble with others and teach by word and example.