This week David Sisk fills in for Bro. Leo and leads us on a Biblical study on the finished work of Christ and how His work effects our salvation.
In Col.1:15-17 we are told that Jesus created all of creation. In Gen.1:31-2:1-2 we read that creation was perfect, therefore nothing else was needed to be done so Jesus rested.
In Heb.10:11-14 we read that the sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the cross was a perfect sacrifice for our sins and no other sacrifice was needed, so Jesus rested on the right hand of God.
In Eph.2:8-9 we read that salvation is a gift from God and can not be earned by us, but is freely given to those who have faith in Jesus and His finished work on the cross.
In Phil.1″6 we read that God secures His gift of salvation in the believer. So, the question becomes “why do so many Christians attempt to earn their salvation or retain their salvation via good works instead of resting in the perfectly finished work of Christ?”.
Scriptures used in today’s study:
Col 1:15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:
Col 1:16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:
Col 1:17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.
Gen 1:31 And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.
Gen 2:1 Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.
Gen 2:2 And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.
Heb 10:11 And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins:
Heb 10:12 But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God;
Heb 10:13 From henceforth expecting till his enemies be made his footstool.
Heb 10:14 For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified.
Eph 2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
Eph 2:9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.
Php 1:6 Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ: