Podcast #184: “I Got Saved” by Selah

Researching Salvation in Romans

There is a cultural gap between people grounded in the Christian faith and those who are discovering it for the first time, and the language we use contributes greatly to that gap. The lyrics of Selah’s song “I Got Saved” may bring joy to the heart of some and confusion to the minds of others. Saved from what? Paul brings clarity to that question in the book of Romans.

There is so much to take in this week, join me as we take a bite out of the first part of Paul’s letter to the Romans.

On this episode I discuss:

  • Taking a B.I.T.E. out of Scripture – this week’s Bible Interaction Tool Exercises include:
    • Listen to an audio version of Scripture
    • Read in context
    • Ask questions
  • A quote from Kyle Strobel, “What was I saved from? It seemed to me I was saved from God by God. I failed to see I was saved by God for God.”
  • The old hymn “There is a Fountain” by William Cowper written 1772 and the story behind that hymn
  • Paul’s introduction in his letter to the Romans – Romans 1:1-5
  • We are loved by God and are called to be His own holy people – Romans 1:7
  • How Paul is not ashamed of the gospel – Romans 1:16-17
  • How “common language” may not be so common to outsiders
  • Salvation is being made right with God – Romans 1:17
  • Our salvation is initiated by God and accomplished through faith
  • God has made a way for us to be made right with him – Romans 3:22-23
  • A discussion about what is NOT included in our being made right with God
  • We can have peace with God – Romans 5:1
  • We are standing in a place of undeserved privilege when we stand saved – Romans 5:2
  • It is not a struggle free zone – Romans 5:3-5
  • Rejoicing in the new relationship we have with God because of Christ – Romans 5:6-11

 

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If you have never heard this song before, you can watch the official lyrics video on YouTube below.

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This Week’s Challenge

Read or listen to Romans 1-5. As you listen, be attentive to any details that will help you understand what Paul is teaching about salvation. And by all means, keep reading if you can…because then you’ll discover wonderful gems like Romans 10:9-10 “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. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved.”

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