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No Room for Complacency (Part 1)
Bible Text: Philippians 3:11-21 | Preacher: Pastor Joe Ricchuiti | Series: No Room for Complacency, Philippians
1. Paul was not in doubt about the security of his salvation. In Phil. 1:21-23 he wrote that “to die is gain” and “to depart [this life] is to be with Christ.
2. Our salvation is secure because …
-we are secure in the hands of both God the Father and God the Son (John 10:27-30) and no one can snatch us out of their hands. “Now, ‘no one’ means no one, including the individual himself. The promise does not say that no one, except yourself, can seize the believer out of God’s hand. It says no one.” (Dr. Charles Ryrie, Basic Theology, pp. 330-331)
-the Holy Spirit seals the believer at the moment of salvation “until the day of redemption.” (Ephesians 1:13; 4:30). The sealing is a down payment guaranteeing our future inheritance.
-the moment we are saved we are placed by the Holy Spirit into the Body of Christ (1 Cor 12:13)
-of the work of God in salvation. The chain remains unbroken from foreknowledge to glorification (the final state of the believer in his/her resurrection body)), none are lost in the process. (Romans 8:29-30)
-of the promise of the Word of God that nothing can separate us from God’s love (Romans 8:31-39)