Summary: When a person recieves the Lord there are several signicant things that happened that gives us assurance of our salvation.

What Happened When You Received Christ?

2 Corinthians 5:17-21

Intro: How many are here know that you are saved?

(show hands)

-How many have been saved in the last year? 2,

5, 10

-So, what happened when you were saved?

-If nothing happened, I could be that you were

not really saved?

-Did you….? (Romans 10:9-10)

-Confess that Jesus was Lord? (repentance?)

-Believe in your heart that God raised

Him from the dead?

-Call upon Him. Vs. 13

-Are you different then you were before you

were saved?

-If you are genuinely saved than I believe

some very important things happened to you.

-Paul says you are a “new creature”. (New

Creation) 2 Corinthians 5:17

-Some things passed away…

-Some things have become new…

So what happened?

1. You were secured.

-Secured in Heaven

-When we talk about salvation this seems to

be the most important thing about


-People want to know that they are going to

heaven when they die.

-2 Corinthians 5:1

-John 14:1-3

-When you received Christ your

reservations were made.

-You have a home in heaven.

-Secured in God’s hand. John 10:27-30

-Secured in Salvation.

-John spent much of his epistle

(letter) telling us how secure we are in our


-1 John 2:25

-1 John 5:11-13

-1 John 5:20

You are secure in Heaven, In God’s hand, and in your salvation.

2. Your were sealed by the Holy Spirit.

-Ephesians 1:12-14

-Ephesians 4:30

-2 Corinthians 1:22

-This seal was used as a signature. (ring and wax)

-God’s seal upon your life is the indwelling

of the Holy Spirit.

-The indwelling Holy Spirit is God’s seal that

we are His.

-The moment you were saved, the Holy Spirit

moved in.

-It is not a "second work of grace".

-You do not have to pray for it.

-You do not have to do anything…God did it.

-When you were saved you became the dwelling

place of the Holy Spirit.

-1 Corinthians 3:16

-John 14:15-17

-parakletos – One who comes alongside to help

When you were saved, the indwelling Holy Spirit sealed you.

3. You were sanctified.

-2 Corinthians 5:20

-1 Corinthians 6:9-11

- o be sanctified means two things…

1. We have been made Holy.

-By His shed blood, Jesus made us holy.

-1 Peter 1:13-16

2. We have been separated out for God.

-As His own

-As His children

-For His use.

Conclusion: What happened when you were saved?

-You were made secure, in heave, in His hand,

and in your salvation.

-God through the indwelling Holy Spirit sealed


-You were sanctified.

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