To be “saved” means: the receipt of forgiveness for my sins so that upon my death my soul spends eternity with God; and, my salvation is the experience of abundant life on this side of death’s door. James 1:21, John 10:9-10, 17:3, Colossians 2:13-14
1. 1.The Holy Spirit is the fruit of the cross. A. A.The cross allows the resurrection. The resurrection causes the glorification of Christ. The cross/resurrection/ascension bring in the Holy Spirit. John 16:7, 13:31-32, 7:37-39. B. B.The spirit is within us after the cross. Romans 8:14-16; 1 Cor 6:
The cross is power to the HS. 1 Corinthians 1:17-18 1 Corinthians 2:1-2 Galatians 6:14 John 12:32-33
Because the Holy Spirit came: 1. 1.We are indwelt. 1 Cor 6:19 2. 2.We are made new (regeneration). Titus 3:5-7; 2 Cor 5:17 3. 3.We are spiritually gifted. Eph 4:7-8 4. 4.We can be empowered. Col 1:29 5. 5.We can be transformed. Rom 12:1-2 6. 6.We can become his ambassadors. 2 Cor 5:20
2. 2.The cross is central and essential to being saved. A. A.The Son of God without the cross cannot save us. B. B.The cross without the Son of God cannot save us. Matthew 20:26-28
The cross is the instrument by which God satisfies the law. Galatians 3:10 Galatians 3:13 Romans 8:1-4 Colossians 2:13-14 The curse of the law: the traffic citation you receive in the mail. The ransom payment – your check.
3. 3.The cross reconciles us to God. The cross removes the sin barrier between man and God thereby granting peace between man and God. Romans 5:8-11 (Made peace w God) Colossians 1:19-22