Updated: Mar 23, 2019
by Dave Miller
If by faith you confess Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead you will be saved. “There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus” (Rom 8:1).
“Because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved” (Rom. 10:9).
We repent or turn from our sin, and trust in Jesus as our perfect substitute in death and new life. We no longer walk as Adam and Eve walked in doubt, but we walk by faith in Jesus Christ. All things become new in Jesus Christ. His life becomes our life. His death becomes our death. His resurrection becomes our resurrection. When the Father looks at us, he sees Jesus Christ.
Made New to Follow
Salvation in Jesus Christ is more than a pass into heaven. Salvation is the invitation to leave behind brokenness, idols, deceitful hearts, useless kingdoms, and lesser purpose. It is a call to join God in his mission as his image-bearing ambassador in order that the earth may be filled with his glory. We can stop settling for mud pies on the shore because God has made a way for a holiday at sea!
Yes, God can restore you to his original design so that you may join the people from every tribe, tongue and nation around the throne of Jesus in eternity. Yes, you can return to God’s original design for your life and live the purpose for which you were created, the Glory of God in Jesus Christ. In Christ, we follow Jesus in God’s original design because God has made us completely new in Jesus.
Jesus has accomplished salvation for the lost. We become who Christ has declared us to be. But God is not done filling the earth with his glory just yet. Jesus is still seeking the lost and as a follower of Jesus, you are his restored image-bearing ambassador. Therefore like Paul we must say:
“I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes” (Rom. 1:16).
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Sentergy: When Jesus, People, Practice and Theology Collide
Chapter 1: The Glory of God
Chapter 2: The Glory of God in Jesus
Chapter 3: The Glory of God in the Gospel
Chapter 4: The Glory of God in Disciple Making
Chapter 5: If You Love Me You Will Obey What I Command
Chapter 6: Monday Morning Disciple Making
Chapter 7: Monday Morning Disciple Making Part 2
Interlude: The Father's Heart
Conclusion: The Lump In Your Throat