Adult Studies

Adult Studies
May 19, 2015

Study 8: God’s Design of Humans – His Plan For Us

In Studies 1-3, we learned that God had a predestined plan that required us to be in Christ in order to be saved. In Studies 4-5, we learned more about being in Christ, and how the believer is put into Christ by the action of a spiritual baptism performed by the Holy Spirit. Then in Studies 6-7, […]

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May 5, 2015

Study 7: What Must I Believe? (Part 2)

When Adam and Eve sinned, their relationship with God was immediately changed. Like them, our relationship with God has been broken due to sin. A restored relationship with God (called reconciliation) requires the removal of the “thing” that broke our relationship in the first place (sin). When God forgives sin, it is removed entirely—all past, present, and future […]

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April 21, 2015

Study 6: What Must I Believe? (Part 1)

Salvation has always been a personal matter. The word personal describes a faith that is private and sincere; it is from the heart (the human spirit). Faith is personal when you believe God loves you, and that you are a sinner for whom Christ died. Salvation is not based upon being a member of a church/group, religious […]

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April 7, 2015

Study 5: What It Means to Be In Christ — The Role of Spiritual Baptism

The previous lesson mentions a rather unusual thing—being baptized into Christ. You may wonder if this is some weird teaching or perhaps some cultish belief. No, it is very biblical and important; however, it is generally an ignored topic because it is hard to explain and because people have trouble getting past the idea that baptism can […]

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March 24, 2015

Study 4: What It Means to Be In Christ — I Am In Christ And He Is In Me

The previous three studies discussed the issue of election, free-will, and grace truth. The plan of salvation God predestined (predetermined), before the world began, is based upon being in Christ. Once we realize we must be in Christ, the question becomes “What exactly does that mean?” Being in Christ may be complicated by the fact the Bible uses […]

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March 10, 2015

Study 3: Election, Free-Will, & Grace Truth (Part 3)

We will now consider God’s eternal plan and purpose. Three relevant verses will be discussed (underlining and red were added to emphasis a word or phrase explained later). These three verses are taken from the Pauline Epistles, written specifically for the Age of Grace. The words “you and us” are referring to those who were […]

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February 24, 2015

Study 2: Election, Free-Will, & Grace Truth (Part 2)

Establishing the Purpose and Plan God is not the author of confusion (1 Cor. 14:33), any confusion we have comes from our own mind or from misunderstanding His Word. God, perfect in all ways, is very organized and thorough in all things, including planning for our salvation. From an anthropomorphic view (a human way of […]

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February 10, 2015

Study 1: Election, Free-Will, & Grace Truth (Part 1)

Every believer in Jesus Christ comes to this important question at some time in her or his life: “How did I really become a Christian?” We wonder, “Did God choose me to be a Christian, or did I choose to be one by my own free-will?” The Bible is used to support both of these views (election and free-will). […]

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