Tuesday, February 8, 2011

RSMI's Believers Bible Fellowship Notes Part One

02/02/11
PART ONE
A quick lesson on Grace

II Corinthians 5:21, 6:1,8:1,7,9
Grace is Jesus becoming sin with our sin, freeing us,and then making us righteous with His righteousness.

Ephesians 2:6,8
“Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) … For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God.”

It=Grace
By grace I’m saved and I receive that gift through faith

When were you saved?
You & I were saved when Jesus died, and then was raised up from the dead!

Eph 2: 9 “Not of works lest any man should boast.”
We were saved when He died for us, not when we prayed.

If we were saved when we prayed then our salvation would be based on our work of praying, and not based on the work of Jesus dying on the cross.

-Performance based Christianity passed down
-In the past some believe it not be Gods will that you be saved
-So they would try buying their loved one out of purgatory

Works mentality has crept into every doctrine
V8 grace saves me = through the avenue of faith is how I receive it
We simply believe =no works

Our Goal:
“To get from a Works Mentality and get over into Grace Mentality”
You have to receive the Grace through faith.
Its not about your sin
You are already saved by Grace
-But do you know you’ve been saved by Grace?

Isaiah 61:1 Jesus is opens of the prison to them that are bound.
Jesus opens the prison doors in our hearts through faith in Him!

There Is an Identity Crisis: in the World
Ex: Israelites from Egypt they witnessed miracles

They were only suppose to be there 11days but they were there for 40 years
They had a slave mentality that kept them bound.

Most people/Christians are the same way today.

It’s amazing the next generations of Israelites found their way out of that Slave mentaltity, a works mentality and choose to believe Gods grace, His promise, His salvation!

We need to simply begin believing Gods Grace, and we will begin experiencing our promised land of Gods Blessings.