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The 6 Progressions of Spiritual Growth – part 2

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1 John 5:11–12 ESV
11 And this is the testimony, that God gave us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. 12 Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.

(1) The difference between religion and relationship

Matthew 7:21–23 ESV
21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ 23 And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’
Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.
The difference between religion and relationship

(2) The assurance of our salvation, the quieting of our doubts, will never come from a spectacular faith but from a faithful, obedient faith.

The assurance of our salvation, the quieting of our doubts, will never come from a spectacular faith but from a faithful, obedient faith.
Don’t worry about being spectacular. Be faithful.
Matthew 7:24–25 ESV
24 “Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock.

(3) The difference will not be “Lord, Lord” or “look, look” but rock solid faith built on hearing the words of Jesus and doing them.

James 2:19 ESV
You believe that God is one; you do well. Even the demons believe—and shudder!
The difference will not be “Lord, Lord” or “look, look” but rock solid faith built on hearing the words of Jesus and doing them.

(4) Can I lose my salvation?

Can I lose my salvation?
John 10:28 ESV
I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand.
Can I lose my salvation?

(5) How do I know that I have the right kind of salvation?

I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand.
How do I know that I have the right kind of salvation?
Acts 10:31 ESV
and said, ‘Cornelius, your prayer has been heard and your alms have been remembered before God.
Acts 16:31 ESV
And they said, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household.”
And they said, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household.”

(6) How do I know that I have the right kind of repentance?

(6) How do I know that I have the right kind of repentance?

2 Corinthians 7:10 ESV
For godly grief produces a repentance that leads to salvation without regret, whereas worldly grief produces death.
Bear fruit in keeping with repentance.
Matthew 3:8 ESV
Bear fruit in keeping with repentance.
“Sometimes confronting sin requires going beyond what love and compassion might be comfortable with. But it is necessary to do so, because sin is a deadly killer.” - John MacArthur
“Sometimes confronting sin requires going beyond what love and compassion might be comfortable with. But it is necessary to do so, because sin is a deadly killer.” - John MacArthur
For godly grief produces a repentance that leads to salvation without regret, whereas worldly grief produces death.
John MacArthur
“Sometimes confronting sin requires going beyond what love and compassion might be comfortable with. But it is necessary to do so, because sin is a deadly killer.”
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