Eternal Security – 10. The Works of God the Son

THE WORKS OF GOD THE SON

    1. Christ’s Work on the Cross
      1. His ONE offering of His precious blood on the cross was sufficient to save us to the uttermost. (Heb. 7:27)
      2. His blood provided for eternal redemption. (Heb. 9:12)
      3. He put away our sin once and for all. (Heb. 9:26
      4. The question is, are personal grounds for condemnation (as the Arminians believe) or has Christ’s death paid fully the debt of sin and thus removed sin as a ground for condemnation?
      5. According to John, what IS the ground for condemnation today? (John 3:18)
    2. Christ’s Resurrection and Resurrection Life
      1. Christ rose and every believer of this age has already been raised up with Him into heavenly places.
      2. Our salvation will continue as long as He lives. (Rom. 5:10)
      3. Our position is in heavenly places in Christ Jesus. (Eph. 2:6)
      4. Our life is hidden with Christ in God in heaven. (Col. 3:4)
      5. Our inheritance is reserved for us in heaven. (I Pet. 1:3-4)
      6. Our citizenship is in heaven. (Phil. 3:20)
    3. Christ’s High Priestly Prayer For Us
      1. John 17:1-26
        1. Christ did not pray for the world. (vs. 9b)
        2. Christ prayed for the disciples (vs.9)
        3. Christ prayed for us (vs.20)
      2. Christ prayed for preservation (vs.11) He prayed that the Father would KEEP those whom He gave to the Son.
        • Will the Father keep them? (I Pet. 1:5)
      3. Christ prayed for sanctification (vs.15)
        • Will they be sanctified? (Heb. 10:10,14)
      4. Christ prayed for glorification (vs.24)
        • Will they be glorified? (Rom. 8:30; Heb. 2:10; Rom. 8:18)
      5. When does God answer prayer?  (I John 5:14)
        1. God answers prayer when it is prayed according to His will.
        2. Were the motives of Jesus selfish or according to God’s will?
        3. Was there sin in His life which would prevent the prayer from being answered?
    4. Christ’s Ongoing Heavenly Ministry
      1. Rom. 8:34 – He won’t condemn us. He is continually upholding us in prayer before the Father. (Cf. Heb. 7:23-25)
      2. What does Jesus pray for us? (Luke 22:32)
        1. Can a believer ever cease to be a believer?
        2. Can faith become weak? (Luke 12:28)
        3. Can faith ever cease altogether?
      3. Christ’s ministry as our Advocate
        1. I John 2:1-2 – our Advocate is also our propitiation. He is our defense attorney.
        2. He appears in heaven for us.  (Heb. 9:24)
        3. He promised that He would never no never leave us nor forsake us. (Heb. 13:5)
        4. The One who is our Defense, our Advocate, who prays for us, who died for us, who appears in heaven for us and will never leave us, will certainly never TURN AGAINST us!