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Faith and Repentance: Gift of God

You have been saved by grace through faith, and even your faith is a gift of God. In part 4 of Lavished: Your Riches in Christ, Pastor Dan Cox reads from Ephesians 2:1-10.

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Study Notes

Your Riches in Christ….

The Ordo Salutis… The Order of Your Salvation

The Classical Calvinistic Order of Salvation

Predestination
Election
Calling
Regeneration
Faith
Repentance
Justification
Adoption
Sanctification
Perseverance
Glorification

Predestination and Election

God knew, loved and chose you before the foundation of the world to be conformed to the image of Christ and receive all spiritual blessings in Christ.

Calling and Regeneration

In time, God effectively called you to Himself and made you spiritually alive through the new birth.

Faith and Repentance

Having been made spiritually alive, God gave you faith- trust in the Person and work of the Lord Jesus Christ- and changed your mind about sin.

You… But God… By grace you have been saved through faith…

You…

  • were dead in trespasses and sins
  • followed the course of this world
  • followed Satan
  • carried out the passions and desires of the flesh
  • were a child of wrath

But God…

  • is rich in mercy
  • loved you with a great love
  • made you alive together with Christ
  • saved you by His grace
  • raised and seated you with Christ
  • will show you the immeasurable riches of His kindness

By grace you have been saved through faith…

  • salvation is a gift of God
  • faith is a gift of God
  • no one may boast
  • you are His masterpiece created for eternal good works

Applying the Text

  • Who wants to boast?
  • Who wants to give praise to God?
  • Who will walk in obedience?