The Assurance of Salvation Lesson
Congratulations, you are a child of the Heavenly Father (Acts 17:28-29)! From this point on, you can have a new relationship with God and receive all of His promises. Here’s how you can know Him. I. Let us review how we receive eternal life through Jesus. (A) What is the result of sin? (Isaiah 59:2) ______________________________________________ _________________________________________________________
(B) People try many different ways to find God, yet fail. Why? (Ephesians 2:8-9) ___________________________________________ __________________________________________________________
(C) How does God draw us to Himself? (1 Peter 3:18) ______________________________________________ __________________________________________________________
II. The way of salvation
(A) The redemption of Jesus + your faith + repentance = salvation Has God done what he wants to do (death and resurrection)? _____Yes _____No
Have you done what you need to do (believe and repent)? ______Yes _____No
If you have “believed,” then you are saved!
(B) What does Jesus promise to those who follow Him? (John 10:28) _______________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________
(C) Eternal life does not only mean you will live forever; this life with God also means that we are able to live a life of holiness, righteousness, kindness and strength. We will forever receive the blessings of God.
(D) Believing in Christ not only means you will have eternal life, but starting right now, you have a new life, letting you feel peace, happiness, and blessings at this very moment. You will also become one to bless others.
III. Your response
Do you know you have been saved? ______Yes _____No
Do you know you have received eternal life? _____Yes _____No
Conclusion: ___I have been saved ___I have not been saved ___I still don’t know
IV. If anyone is in Christ, he is a ________________, the old _________________, the new has come. (2 Corinthians 5:17) The saved will be changed.
Have you experienced the following changes? (If so, share a testimony. If not, I will share with you my testimonies about these.) ____inner peace _____awareness of sin ____constantly feel God’s love ____desire to read the Bible ____peace of having been forgiven ____ability to defeat sin ____attitude of becoming better ____caring for others
V. If you sin again, are you still saved?
(1 John 1:9) __________________________________________________
(1 John 1:6-7)_________________________________________________
(Also Heb 6:4-8, 10:26 to guard against people living in sin but claiming to be saved.)
VI. Please joyfully fill in your spiritual “birth certificate.” On ______(yr) _______(mo) ____(day) I received Jesus into my heart to be my savior. He forgave my sin, became my Lord, and took control of my life. Now I have become a child of God, and become a new creation. I have begun a new life. Signature: VII. Memorize Bible verses. “He who has the Son has life, he who does not have the Son, does not have life,” 1 John 5:12. VIII. When you receive this great salvation your life is full of joy and peace! The first thing that you should do is to share this good news with those around you. Tell five people all that you have heard and learned today. In addition, train these individuals to share and train others. In the following weeks continue to teach at least five more individuals. This is the great news and it is God’s will; He is willing for all to receive salvation.