We’re called children of God. It’s one of the greatest things we have. We now know who we are. So many look for their identity elsewhere. For us God has answered those questions. In Romans 7:4 we learn that we “died to the law through the body of Christ, that you might belong to another, to Him who was raised from the dead, in order that we might bear fruit for God.” * What is the unpardonable sin? How do we blaspheme the Holy Spirit? * I find it hard to minister to those who believe in God, but don’t believe in the Word of God. How do you give a defense of the Word of God? * Tim calls to encourage Eugene reminding him that nothing we do for the Lord is useless. 1 Corinthians 15:58 “…your labor in the Lord is not in vain” * How do I reach my son who has embraced atheism?
Who in the world are you? If you’ve come to Christ by faith, you are a child of God. That’s not just a nice thing to say, it’s based on the change made in us through the Holy Spirit. Identity is central to our daily living. We live out who we think we are. Galatians 4:4-7 “But when the set time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those under the law…” * In Ephesians 2 it states that Jesus died to create one new man. Since Jesus died to create as one new man from Jew and Gentile, why doesn’t the church teach this? * At what point does our spirit go to be with Christ? * I’ve lost the joy of my salvation. I was disobedient to what God told me to do and I see that as the point that something changed. What can I do?
We all know God is real… He exists. But at some point we ask the question, “What does He think of me?” and we struggle with that because we know who we are. Because of the sacrifice of Christ we have a new identity. Romans 10:4 “Christ is the end of the law so that there may be righteousness for everyone who believes.” Step into this and embrace that you are righteous in Christ. * I’m meeting with a Jehovah’s Witness who believes that Christians can lose their salvation. What can I say to him? * Can you explain Hebrews 10:29 concerning “sanctified him” * Please explain “whatever you bind on earth shall be loosed on earth and whatever you bind in Heaven will be bound in Heaven”. * I have a struggle believing I committed the unpardonable sin. I was saved in my twenties… but I’ve been through heartache with my daughter and can’t seem to draw near to God. * What is original sin?
So what is the practical application of our identity in Christ? God didn’t just give us a new label. He made us new creations in Christ. * Thanks for moving to OnePlace. It’s great to listen on the app. * Thanks for moving to OnePlace. It’s great to listen on the app. Antoine encourages listeners to support Basic Gospel. * How do we raise children under grace as opposed to the Law of Moses? * What is the difference between Jesus appearance before the virgin birth and after the virgin birth? * Do you have an opinion on “A Perfect Stranger”?
Colossians 3:1-4 is such a rich passage. “Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.” We could spend months discussing this passage. * Please explain John 3:12-13 “…No one has ever gone into heaven except the one who came from heaven…” in light of Enoch and Elijah. * Do you need to speak in tongues to be saved? * How could the thief on the cross be with Jesus in Paradise if Jesus did not ascend the day He was crucified? * Is there only one way to salvation?
We have this wonderful new identity in Jesus Christ and it’s ours because He lives. We are join heirs with Him and we have a new citizenship in Heaven. Philippians 3:20 “But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ…” and Colossians 3:1-4 * I was saved in 1992. But recently I don’t feel like I’m saved. I feel like I have to be born again, again. Can you help? * Are you saying women can’t be pastors? * Why would a believer who commits murder go to Heaven? * I’m worried about whether my dad will go to Heaven or not.
Today we welcome a special guest, our own Jeannie Thompson. Jeannie is retiring today, but in reality she will become our number one volunteer. Jeannie shares that it’s the love and grace of Jesus Christ it’s nothing that I do. “I can’t wait to see what the Lord teaches me tomorrow. I was raised in a Christian home and I knew that He saved me, but I didn’t have a personal relationship with Jesus. Galatians 2:20 has always been a foundational verse for me.” * Many early church fathers believed that one could lose their salvation based on 2 Peter 2. If what they believe is true, how can anyone have any hope? * Is there a difference of the prophecies between the prophet Nahum and Jonah? * Gil encourages us with Psalm 119:71, 67 “It was good for me to be afflicted
so that I might learn your decrees.” “Before I was afflicted I went astray,
but now I obey your word.”