Sin <<< Salvation: How am I different once I’m saved? (Justification)

Free resources for youth pastors and small group leaders:
7 – Sin <<< Salvation – Justification 2 (mp3).mp3
7 – Sin <<< Salvation – Justification (handout).pdf
7 – Sin <<< Salvation – Justification (ppt).ppt
7 – Sin <<< Salvation – Justification (notes).doc
All teenagers live with a label. Normally from middle school or earlier, their friends and acquaintances have labeled a certain person, a certain way, with a certain stereotype. Its really hard to shake a label. Teenagers normally end up living out the way everyone else expects them to. Here’s the great news…God has labeled us! He has given us the most legit labels ever such as UNITED, JUSTIFIED, and ADOPTED. This is our new identity that we get to live out because its His expectations on our lives! Check this study out and find out why these labels are for real life changing.

Framework #16 – MACRO Theology – Doctrine of Salvation

Free files for youth pastors:

09-salvation (ppt)

09-salvation (handout)

09-salvation (mp3)

I stood there almost lifeless from the aftershock of what I had just heard.  I was recently at an FCA gathering of students at a local high school and heard the speaker say, “Everyone bow your heads, close your eyes, and repeat this prayer after me.  Heavenly Father, I know that I am a sinner.  I know that You say if I confess with my mouth and believe in my heart, then I will be saved.  I do.  Thank you for saving me.  Amen.”  Then the speaker asked everyone who said the prayer to tell the youth leaders in the group that they just committed their life to Christ.  WHAT?!  No one knew what this guy was going to pray.  I even heard youth pastors repeating the prayer!  Is this real salvation?  Is this all God expects?  Is it just this easy?  I’m still shocked! Continue reading