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Thirty-three Things That Happen At The Moment Of Salvation
We look at what salvation is, what it means to be in a covenant relationship with God, and how we can have eternal life in this episode. We talk about ways to recognize that God has a wonderful plan for each believer’s life. God has a distinct purpose and destiny for Christ followers, regardless of where we are on our spiritual journey.
Christ's death on the cross was a complete and total atonement for our sins, which resulted in forgiveness being applied to us. Jen and Pastor Jeff talk about the fact that there are no conditions necessary outside of repentance to receive God’s forgiveness.
Everyone who accepts Jesus Christ as Savior has been adopted into God's family, according to the Bible. God delights in welcoming us into His family. He desires for us to know and feel His love and acceptance. The biblical doctrine of adoption may go beyond what we think we know about adoption based on our preconceived notions. We inherit everything He and heaven have to offer. Join Jen and Pastor Jeff as they go into the specifics of what it means to be adopted into God's family as a believer in Jesus.
In this episode Pastor Jeff and Jen discuss the instantaneous salvation inheritance that believers receive. This includes forgiveness from our own transgressions, being adopted into God's family, and being a part of God's eternal plan. Our inheritance in Christ is eternal and unchanging. This inheritance is not of this world, and so it will never fade.
Would you agree that most Christians have a sense of knowing and understanding that at the moment of salvation they become a child of God? But what exactly does that mean?Listen as Pastor Jeff and Jen dive into what it means to be born again for those who have come to the Father in repentance.
One of the riches of divine grace that God sends our way instantaneously at the moment of salvation is being complete in Christ. Completion in Christ means that through His atoning, sacrificial death and subsequent resurrection, all of the work has been done and our justification is therefore by His grace through faith. We can’t try harder or work more to obtain a right standing with God. The victory is ours in Christ.
God’s Law given to Moses beginning in Exodus revealed our need for a Savior. It was given to the Israelites for several reasons, but once Jesus came to earth and fulfilled the Law there was no longer a need for the sacrificial system of the Old Testament. Those who are in Christ are free from condemnation and are longer living under the law but under His grace. Listen as Pastor Jeff and Jen discuss this freedom from the law but also how to prevent self-righteousness from trying to live up to standards that are not found in Scripture.
Over 500 years ago Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the church doors in Wittenberg, Germany and the Reformation was born. The Reformation can be summed up in five Latin phrases: sola fide, sola scriptura, solus Christus, sola gratia, and soli deo Gloria. In these two episodes, Pastor Jeff and Jen walk through each of these five points of view that summarize the Gospel message and restored the Christian church.
At the instantaneous moment of salvation we become a gift from God the Father to God the Son. That’s right, Father God gifts you and I to Jesus. Join Pastor Jeff and Jen as they dive into John 17 and see how believers are the Father’s gift to the Son.
As we continue through the current series, this episode explores the fact that at the moment of salvation the new believer is declared acceptable to God by Jesus Christ. Through the baptism of the Holy Spirit the Christian is joined to Christ and is imparted eternal life, imputed righteousness, positional sanctification, perfected forever, accepted, and made part of the inheritance.
The more we can understand and see the depth of what Christ has done for us in purchasing our salvation, the better we can live for, and worship, Him. In 1 Peter 2 the Scripture tells us that we are a chosen generation, a holy nation, and a royal priesthood. Pastor Jeff reviews each one in depth and reminds us of the great power of God’s Word that leads to salvation and creates a special community of believers who love one another, exhort one another, and serve God together.
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At the moment of salvation, the new believer is given entrance into a new kingdom. This isn’t a reference to Wizard of Oz or other fantasy, but instead refers to when a child of God is removed, translated, and brought, from the realm and sphere of Satan’s dominion to that of the dominion of Christ. Pastor Jeff uses three main verses as the foundation for this doctrinal truth so listen as he and Jen discover that believers become God’s ambassadors here on earth.
Darkness can be in every corner, but what does the term “darkness” really mean? In today’s episode, Pastor Jeff and Jen discuss how darkness is portrayed in various scriptures, and what these signify in our daily lives. They also talk about the power of darkness and how it can sway the lives of people. But there is good news at the end of the episode! Tune in to learn how Jesus can deliver us from the power of darkness!
Throughout Scripture God calls on us to remember where we were before Christ redeemed us. We were once far away from God, living in darkness. But because of what Jesus did on the cross we have been “brought near” through his blood (Ephesians 2:13). Listen to the latest episode on KTT as Jen and I discuss our own trouble remembering key things in our lives, but may we never forget that Christ has brought us near to Him.
Do you believe God loves you? In this episode, Jen and I explore the idea that there is a difference between knowing that God loves you and feeling God's love. It is through experiencing God's love that we become truly aware of how much He loves us. There is a progressive aspect to God's love for those who are saved because it continues to grow as we walk in his faithfulness.
What is your favorite oxymoron? I think mine would have to be jumbo shrimp or clearly misunderstood. Did you know that for thousands of years the term "Royal Priesthood" was considered an oymoron? In this episode, Jen and I talk about how the idea of royalty and priesthood was once separated but was brought together through Christ. We as God’s followers are part of this royalty, so be sure to tune in as we discuss the royal priesthood and its implications for Christians.
Are you familiar with the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy? Have you ever wondered why it leans? It all has to do with its foundation. The ground underneath the tower was too soft for its weight. As believers, our foundation is on the Rock, Jesus Christ. Listen to the latest KTT podcast episode and explore the Scripture with us as we discover the importance of the foundation - for both our salvation and our service to Christ.
Jesus’ death took place 2000 years ago, so how is it be possible for us to be crucified with Christ? In this episode, Jen and I discuss what that phrase means, how it applies to our daily lives, and its implications for us personally. Join us as we dive into Galations 2 and discover the full context and meaning behind being crucified with Christ.
Do you ever find yourself looking for answers to problems and trying to fill voids that can only be found in Jesus Christ? As a born-again believer, a new creation in Him, you have been made complete. The resources that we need are available to us. Christ is sufficient. Tune in to learn how to apply this truth to your life.
As believers, we have access to God's grace 365 days a year because of Christ's sacrifice on the Cross. This allows us to come to God in whatever situation we are in, whether it be times of joy or pain. In this episode, Pastor Jeff and Jen discuss the scope of this access, and how we often take this access for granted by only seeing God when we need Him. Listen and be encouraged to live your life in a way that gives us full access to God at all times.
As a citizen of your country, you are granted certain rights. You have the right to vote, the right to work, and the right to pay taxes. Spiritually, regardless of where you live or grow up, if you belong to God, you are also a citizen of the kingdom of God. We read in Scripture about the heavenly kingdom of God; does that come with advantages and responsibilities? Listen to this episode as Pastor Jeff and Jen fill us in on what the term “the Kingdom of God” means and the benefits that come from being a citizen of God’s kingdom.
What comes to your mind when you hear the word “household”? In this episode, Pastor Jeff and Jen discuss what it means to be a part of God’s household. They explore its implication on our physical bodies, our eternal home in heaven, and our relationship with God. We are a part of His family and as such we have a responsibility to love and care for each other.
“For you were once darkness, but now, you are light in the Lord.” (Ephesians 5) Before conversion, Christians were not just in darkness, we were darkness. Once we become believers, we are light itself. Something radical happens at the moment of salvation, and we become God’s light to a world in darkness.
Tune in as Pastor Jeff and Jen continue their conversation on being complete in Christ and discuss Dawn Klinge’s blog, which includes receiving forgiveness and being made in the image of God. All the fullness of God lives permanently in Christ and we don't need anything extra from Him because we are fully complete in Him.
Kitchen Table Theologians, you do not want to miss this as we wrap up another season on KTT. Jen and I enjoyed walking through the Thirty-Three Things that Happen at the Moment of Salvation with you all. And now, we have to say goodbye to Jen as she steps down from her role as co-host. It was an honor working with her on this podcast and I am grateful for all of the time and energy she has put into KTT over the last two years. Thank you, Jen!
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