Monday, March 26, 2012

Notes for Lesson 19

II. Mercy and Grace – Ephesians 2:1-9

· Mercy is ___taking away___ something we do deserve

· Grace is ____receiving___ something we ___don't____ deserve

I. Justification – Romans 5:1

· Justification means to be made ___righteous____ in the sight of God

· “Just as if I ___never____ sinned”

· “Just as if I __always_____obeyed”

· The process of justification is understanding: (according to Spurgeon)

1. That you ___need____ to be justified

2. That God in His infinite ____mercy____ and ___grace____ has granted salvation to man

3. That salvation is received through ___faith_______

II. Propitiation – Hebrews 2:17

· Propitiation is the ____appeasement__ or satisfaction of the penalty due to God

III. Redemption and Adoption – Galatians 4:1-7

· Redemption means to be __purchased_____ or bought with a price

· Adoption means to be made an ____heir___, brought into the _family____

· Let’s take a quick look at Romans 3:23-25:

“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God (our position), being justified (made righteous, as if we had never sinned, identity exchange) as a gift by His grace (giving us something we don’t deserve) through the redemption (purchase through the blood of Christ) which is in Christ Jesus; whom God publicly displayed as a propitiation (appeasement or satisfaction for the penalty of sin) in His blood through faith (believing God’s Word and acting on it – I believe this process is true because God says so and it causes action in my life).”

IV. Sanctification – II Thessalonians 2:13

· Sanctification is the ___growth____ or _____maturing_____ process of the believer

· There are four kinds of sanctification:

1. ___Preparatory___ sanctification – the drawing process of the Holy Spirit into the family of God – John 6:44 describes the process of God drawing man – He is preparing you for positional sanctification

2. __Positional_____ sanctification – this occurs at the moment of salvation – immediately you are justified positionally and we have Jesus’ righteousness imputed to our records – Romans 6:19-22

3. ___Progressive____ sanctification – this is the growing and maturing process of a believer – we all know that we are still sinners when we are saved, but we are like newborn babes who will grow in their walk with the Lord, in our knowledge and understanding and application of the Word – Romans 8:28-30 says that we are to be conformed into the image of Jesus Christ and this is a lifetime process

4. ___Prospective______ sanctification – the moment we’re all waiting for – I John 3:2 – when we shed our sin nature and become whole again!

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