In our men‘s class, we’re studying systematic theology.  (It’s not as boring as it sounds).  This week we’re talking about Salvation.  

The greatest enemy to human souls is the self-righteous spirit which makes men look to themselves for salvation.

As soon as a man has found Christ, he begins to find others.
Charles Spurgeon

 

Based on Ephesians 1-2 and Colossians 1-2, at the moment of salvation:
1. I am justified (declared right) with God by God on behalf of Jesus.
2. I am made a child of God.
3. I have access to God.
4. I am reconciled to God.
5. I am forgiven.
6. I am placed “ in Christ.”
7. I am acceptable to God.
8. I have a Heavenly citizenship.
9. I am made a member of the family and household of God.
10. I have a Heavenly association with God’s creation.
11. I have “much more” of the “care of God.”
12. I am united to the Godhead, the Father, Son and Holy Spirit
13. I have a fellowship with the Saints.
14. I am living securely (on the rock) because of Christ Jesus.
15. I am part of the eternal redemptive plan of God.
16. I have been redeemed (bought back with the price of the blood of Jesus Christ).
17. I have a living relationship with God.
18. I am free from the condemnation of the Law.
19. I have been adopted into the family of God
20. I have been “brought near” to God.
21. I have been delivered from the power of darkness.
22. I have entered a new kingdom, the Kingdom of the Son.
23. I have been given from the Father to the Son and I represent a love-gift from the Son to the Father.
24. I have been circumcised in Christ (I have been made sensitive to the things of God).
25. I am a member of a royal and holy priesthood.
26. I am part of a chosen generation, a holy nation, a holy people.
27. I am the inheritance in Christ.
28. I am part of the inheritance of the saints that Christ has secured.
29. I am a light in the Lord to spread His fame in this world.
30. I am a victor over all forces of darkness by the merits of Jesus Christ.
31. I have been blessed with the Holy Spirit and posses “every spiritual blessing.”
32. I am complete “in Him.”
33. I am glorified spiritually and one day will be glorified actually.

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During the first 1/2 of 2017, we're working our way through a character study each week, starting with "A is for Adam".

Here are the "Super Hero Cards" from each week.

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Hey!  VBS is coming in JUNE!

Dates:  June 11-15 (Sunday to Thursday)
Times: 6:00 - 8:00 pm

The men's class is going through 26 character studies featuring a person from the Bible who's name starts with that week's letter of the alphabet.

Our first week was Adam!

Well, we did it!  This lesson covers the book of Revelation - the last of the "chronological" books in the Bible.

The book of Acts covers the time from the resurrection to around 65 AD.

The thirteenth book in the chronology of the Bible is actually a collection of books.  We combined the gospels to give us a clear look at the life of Christ and the first 33 years of the 1st century.

Nehemiah is the last Old Testament book in the chronology of the Bible.  It chronicles the re-building of the walls around Jerusalem in about 445BC

Ezra is the 11th chronological book in the Bible.  It documents the re-building of the temple under Zerrubabbel and the return from captivity under Ezra.

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