No matter what, once you truly belong to Jesus, you are HIS, and if you are HIS you will remain HIS. This does not mean a perfect life, but one that is marked with evidence and imperfect progress walking in newness of life and not returning to a life of death. Ryan Stevenson sings of this question in his song “No Matter What” and it leads us to examine a letter from Paul and Timothy to the Colossians.
Let Scripture answer your many questions about whether or not you can lose your salvation.
On this week’s episode I discuss:
- Taking a B.I.T.E. out of Scripture – this week’s Bible Interaction Tool Exercises include:
- Read the envelope
- Rewrite/summarize in your own words
- Slow down
- Make observations
- Make a list
- Exploring the topic of perseverance of the saints (remaining a Christian)
- Paul and Timothy were thankful because their faith and love born out of hope of what eternity holds – Colossians 1:3-5
- The confident hope mentioned here is the same as in Episode 238
- The result of the gospel received is a changed life – Colossians 1:6-8
- Believers still need prayer for (Colossians 1:9-12)
- complete knowledge of God’s will
- spiritual wisdom and understanding
- God rescued us and transferred us into His Kingdom – Colossians 1:13-14
- Jesus is everything…first…preeminent – Colossians 1:15-20
- We were once separated and now we are reconciled – Colossians 1:21-22
- Our responsibility is to continue to believe, stand firmly, and not drift – Colossians 1:23
- No matter what, once you truly belong to Him you are HIS, and if you are HIS you will STAY His
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Enjoy the official music video below.
- Lyrics and chords – Worship Together
- The Story Behind the Song “No Matter What” by Ryan Stevenson – CCM Magazine
This Week’s Challenge
Read Colossians for yourself. Read it several times. Read it with a pen in your hand rewriting phrases, making lists, and writing down observations. If you have never repented unto salvation, do that today. Our lives should continue to be marked with repentance and renewal as we get to know Him better and better each day.