Sunday, 24 February 2019

The Promise of SALVATION for ETERNITY

Pastor Jeremy Helmuth

The “4 QUESTIONS”

The greatest promise that God has given humanity is salvation. You do not want to leave this earth without claiming this promise for your life. In order to receive this promise for yourself, you must be able to answer four questions correctly.

  • I’m a good person, won’t that be enough?
  • What is God saving me from?
  • How can I be sure of my salvation?
  • How can I be saved?

Discussion Questions

Getting Started

1. If you have been given the gift of salvation, could you share with your group when and how that happened? Discuss the moment you realized Jesus Christ is your savior. Talk about the emotions that flooded your heart as you turned your future over to Jesus Christ.

Digging Deeper

2. Read psalm 14:1-7 and 53:1-6. Discuss how these passages mirror Romans 3:10-12 and 3:23. How do you talk with someone who does not believe in the existence of God? If they do not use the Bible as a trustworthy source, then how can you convince an atheist that you know the truth?

3. Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. We read this in the New Testament (Romans 10:13) and also the Old Testament (Joel 2:32).  Joel’s statement is about being saved from God’s judgment. Discuss the future judgment.

4. Read about the four main characteristics about hell. Being shut out from the presence of God (1 Thess. 1:9); weeping and gnashing of teeth (Mt. 13:50); eternal fire (Mark 9:43; Jude 1:7); place where the worm doesn’t die (Mark 9:48). Discuss how we must experience the fear of God so that once we accept God’s salvation, that fear will be cast out with love.

Applying the Word to Life

5. If you are not saved, today is the day of salvation. Confess with your mouth that Jesus is your leader and believe in your heart that the resurrection of Jesus forgave you of your sins.

6. This week, ask someone “4 questions” Pastor Jeremy asked in his sermon. Pray for God to lead you to present the gospel.