Charles Stanley - Salvation


After a baby takes his first steps, the parents call loved ones. They excitedly announce the awesome accomplishment, which is the beginning of a new life of greater mobility and maturity. In the same way, the Christian life begins with a first step—salvation. But it’s only the start of a new life of increasing spiritual growth.

When the Philippian jailer asked Paul and Silas, “What must I do to be saved?” they answered, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved” (Acts 16:30-31). It’s simple enough that even a child can do it, and after salvation, we are all like babies taking our first steps. A new believer doesn’t understand all the doctrines of salvation any more than a toddler knows all the mechanics of walking. However, once we are saved, we have a responsibility to learn what God has done for us and to take more steps of obedience in the Christian life.

Genuine salvation always results in transformation. When we receive Jesus as our personal Savior, He comes to live within us through the Holy Spirit. Our old way of life no longer fits our new identity, and the Spirit works within us to make us more like Christ. 2 Corinthians 5:17 says, “If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.”

Has there been a particular point in your life when you recognized your sin and then asked Jesus to forgive you and become your Savior? If so, how has your life been transformed since then? Spiritual growth is one of the ways we can know that we are saved.
Charles Stanley - Growth
Charles Stanley - Growth
17-03-2021, 14:00, Charles Stanley
Charles Stanley - I Am Saved. Now What?
Charles Stanley - I Am Saved. Now What?
28-03-2021, 14:00, Charles Stanley
Charles Stanley - Baptism: The Clear Teaching of Scripture
Charles Stanley - Baptism: The Clear Teaching of Scripture
8-02-2021, 14:00, Charles Stanley
Charles Stanley - Growing In Our Adversity
Charles Stanley - Growing In Our Adversity
16-03-2021, 14:00, Charles Stanley
Charles Stanley - Living A Surrendered Life
Charles Stanley - Living A Surrendered Life
12-04-2021, 14:00, Charles Stanley
Charles Stanley - Is Your Conscience Your Protector?
Charles Stanley - Is Your Conscience Your Protector?
4-04-2021, 14:00, Charles Stanley
Charles Stanley - Count Your Blessings
Charles Stanley - Count Your Blessings
16-02-2021, 14:00, Charles Stanley
Charles Stanley - Our God of Promise
Charles Stanley - Our God of Promise
1-05-2021, 14:00, Charles Stanley