Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Spiritual VOCAB

Remember the vocabulary tests you use to have to take when you were in school? Each week you were given 20 words to learn the definitions and spelling of each. Well, let me give you a vocabulary list of key words that deals with your salvation. Because it’s been a long time since many of you have been in school, I’ll be kind and just give you 12 words instead of 20. Your job is to learn the definitions and spelling of each of them. And for extra credit take time to read each Scripture verse listed as well. Here we go:

DEPRAVITY = All sinners are capable of all wicked things and no sinner has the power to please God on his own (Rom 8:7, 8; 3:10-12)

SUBSTITUTION = Christ died in our place paying the debt of sin that we owed (I Peter 3:18; Heb 10:4; Jn 10:11)

PROPITIATION = Through Christ’s death, He satisfied the holy wrath of a just God due to our sin (I John 2:2; 4:10)

CONVERSION = The turning on the part of an individual from sin and to God (Psalm 19:7; 51:13) involving both repentance (turning from sin) and faith (turning to God)

REPENTENCE = A voluntary and sincere change in the mind of the sinner causing him to turn from his sin (Matthew 3:2, 8; Acts 2:38; 3:19)

FAITH = A confident assurance (Heb 11:1) based on the Word of God (Romans 10:17) that produces a change in my life (James 2:17)

RECONCILIATION = A relational change of standing from a position of enmity before God to a position of friendship (Eph 2:16; Col 1:20-22)

REGENERATION = God imparting to the believing sinner a new nature (Titus 3:5; John 1:12, 13; 3:3; Ephesians 2:1-3)

ADOPTION = The believer receiving the position as a child of God (Galatians 4:4-5; I Peter 1:1-9; John 1:42; Revelation 2:17)

JUSTIFICATION = The legal act whereby man’s status before God is changed forever (Romans 5:1; Titus 3:7)

SANCTIFICATION = The process by which the believer is being set apart from sin and set apart to God (Romans 6:1-23)

GLORIFICATION = Our future bodies and existence where sin is no longer present (Romans 8:30; Colossians 3:4; I Peter 5:1)

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