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?
Intro: How many are here know that you are saved?
-How many have been saved in the last year? 2,
-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
-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.
-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
You are secure in Heaven, In God’s hand, and in your salvation.
2. Your were sealed by the Holy Spirit.
-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
-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.
-parakletos – One who comes alongside to help
When you were saved, the indwelling Holy Spirit sealed you.
3. You were sanctified.
- o be sanctified means two things…
1. We have been made Holy.
-By His shed blood, Jesus made us holy.
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.