The Story of Our Salvation

The Story of Our Salvation

  • Salvation has a 4,000 year history
  • What do people think church is for?
  • What is a Christian? Pray to Jesus and go to heaven
  • In the image of God – Balloons
  • Tree of decision
Genesis 2:16-17
And the Lord God commanded the man, “You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will certainly die.
  • Battle for the heart  Genesis 3:3-5
  • Disobeyed God
Genesis 3:6
When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. 
  • Death expulsion  
  • Knowing God > Knowing about God > Far from God
    • Cain > Noah > Tower
  • Far from God > Abraham
    • Genesis 12:2-3
  • Knowing About God– Moses
    • nation, the law, and land
  • Knowing God Jesus. Died for our sins, revealed God, example of spirit filled life, first resurrection
John 3:16
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
  • Prayer – Jesus forgive us
  • Battle for the heart
James 4:8 (NLT)
Purify your hearts, for your loyalty is divided between God and the world.
  • Prayer – Spirit purify me
Acts 15:9
He did not discriminate between us and them, for he purified their hearts by faith.
  • Restoration of the Image of God – 
    • Mat 22:37 great commission
    • Presence of HS, fruit of the spirit, desire to grow in love
  • Resurrection re-entry