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|Format: Word Document|
Vendor: Christianity Today
|Publication Date: 2009|
Series: Christian Living Bible Study
Some claim that to be saved, one must not only believe and acknowledge that Christ is Lord but also submit one s life to his lordship. Others say the Bible lays down no such requirement and see lordship as a part of Christian growth and sanctification. What can we learn from this debate about true faith and our response to the Lord Jesus Christ?
Table of Contents
SCRIPTURE: 1 Samuel 16:7; Matthew 3:7 10; Luke 19:1 10; 23:39 43; Acts 9:1 18; 16:22 34; 17:29 31; Romans 2:12 16; 1 Corinthians 4:1 5; Galatians 3:1 14; Ephesians 2:8 10; Hebrews 11:6; James 2:14 26; 2 Peter 1:3 11
Sample question:The Scripture
Why is it difficult to determine whether a person has a genuine faith in Christ?
In what ways does Matthew 3:7-10 indicate that true saving faith is more than an intellectual belief in God s existence?
Sample application questions:
For what different reasons might a new believer struggle with the assurance of salvation when his or her life continues to be less than perfect?
Must a person submit to Jesus as Lord in order to be saved?
ARTICLE FROM CHRISTIANITY TODAY
How Faith Works, by S. Lewis Johnson, Jr.
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