The Bridge Church of the Nazarene
Sunday, October 6, 2019 Worship Service
This Sunday at the Bridge Church, Pastor Michael Halcomb will deliver a sermon entitled: "The Way of Salvation (part 1)". Please invite a friend to church for worship and to hear a great message. Everyone is welcome!
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  • Radford High School
    Sunday 9:45 AM
Today's sermon: "The Way of Salvation (part 1)"
Word of the Week

Ordo Salutis: “The Order/Way of Salvation”
Justification (You “Have Been” Saved)

• Some of you used to be of that kind: but you have been washed clean, you have been sanctified, and you have been justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and through the Spirit of our God. (1 Cor. 6:11 NJB)

• [Jesus Christ] who has saved us and called us to be holy -- not because of anything we ourselves had done but for His own purpose and by His own grace. (2 Tim. 1:9 NJB)

• …it was not because of any upright actions we had done ourselves; it was for no reason except his own faithful love that He saved us, by means of the cleansing water of rebirth and renewal in the Holy Spirit. (Tit. 3:5 NJB)
(Progressive) Sanctification: (You “Are Being” Saved)

• And now why delay? Hurry and be baptized and wash away your sins, calling on His name." (Acts 22:16 NJB)

• Besides, you know the time has come; the moment is here for you to stop sleeping and wake up, because by now our salvation is nearer than when we first began to believe. (Rom. 13:11 NJB)

• Now that I am absent it must be more in evidence, so work out your salvation in fear and trembling. (Phil. 2:12 NJB)

• For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. (1 Cor. 1:18 NIV)

• To God we are the fragrance of Christ, both among those who are being saved and among those who are on the way to destruction. (2 Cor. 2:15 NJB)

• It is the baptism corresponding to this water which saves you now. (1 Pet. 3:21 NJB)
Glorification: (You “Will Be” Saved)

• Since we have now been justified by His blood, how much more shall we be saved from God's wrath through Him! (Rom. 5:9 NIV)

• The Lord will rescue me from every evil attack and will save me into/unto His heavenly kingdom. (2 Tim 4:18 NHV)
Article 9

9. We believe in justification, that is, an act in which God, much like a judge, fully pardons us. He pardons us of our guilty status before Him and, in doing so, releases us from the penalty or wage of sin—death. Prior to this we were guilty of sin, that is, treason against God. In pardoning us, we are simultaneously put in right standing with God when we pledge our allegiance to Him and confess Him as both Lord and Savior. (Another word for “justification” is “salvation.”)

9.1 We believe in regeneration, that is, new birth or being born again. Being regenerated or born again is an act of God. In this act, God renews the moral reasoning of one who has repented, that is, sincerely and thoroughly changed their mind about sin and standing against God. God, in regeneration, also gives the repentant person a spiritual life. A spiritual life is one capable of allegiance, love, and obedience.

9.2 We believe in adoption. Adoption is an act of God in which the justified and regenerated believer is declared a child of God and assured of that status.

9.3 We believe that justification, regeneration, and adoption occur simultaneously. Prior to experiencing these three things, one must repent. It is the Holy Spirit that leads sinners to repentance and it is the Holy Spirit who testifies to this threefold work in each person.