soteriology

Read: How Salvation is Ultimately About God - Wilson

Watch: G.O.S.P.E.L. - Propaganda

Read: Infographic on the Order Salutis (become familiar with the content)

Read: Systematic Theology, Ch. 36 (Doctrine of Justification) - Grudem

Interpret: (using the Exegetical Worksheet):  Ephesians 2.1-10

Watch: The Gospel in 6 Minutes - Piper

Listen: How the Gospel Changes Us - Tim Keller

Read + Define: Read Romans 3:23-26; 5:1-5; 8:28-30 and define the following terms using word studies and commentaries: justified, redemption, propitiation, peace with God, called, foreknew, predestined, glorified, grace in which we now stand.  Be prepared to give a concise, few sentence definition for each of the terms.


Assessment Questions to Answer

Define the climactic event of God’s redemptive narrative? 

What are some of the benefits/promises that are yours through the gospel (give passages)? 

Give an example of when you applied the gospel to the joys and trials (obstacles, circumstances, resistance, spiritual attack) of everyday life or ministry experiences while expressing thanksgiving to God (Father, Son, Holy Spirit)?

Describe a situation where you have motivated another person or group to respond to Jesus out of the gospel of grace.  Give a time where you have prepared a group of believers to encourage one another by the grace of the gospel?

Give an example of how you treasure the gospel of grace for yourself and long that others experience it?

Read Romans 3:23-26; 5:1-5; 8:28-30 and then explain in 1-2 sentences specific terms from these passages

Explain 3 of the following terms describing a believer’s true identity in Christ such as: 
 + adopted
 + an heir
 + reconciled
 + forgiven
 + ransomed
 + a disciple
 + a branch
 + transferred from the domain of darkness into the kingdom of God’s beloved Son- Colossians 1
 + a member of Christ’s body

What is the role of the Holy Spirit in our sanctification? 

What is the relationship between the gospel and the Spirit’s work in our growth in Christlikeness?  

Someone is confused about whether they are saved, they professed faith in Jesus but continue to struggle with sin patterns in their lives.  How will you approach and work through this with them?