God wants you to know he is committed to you. Memorize Hebrews 13:5b.
When you find Christ and commit your life to him you join a family. You have become part of God’s family. You along with others have experienced the forgiving power of Christ. You have experienced him adopting you into his family. You now have a relationship with Christ.
Your relationship with Christ is like getting married. In fact the church is symbolized as a bride of Christ (Ephesians 5:23-27). You and he become committed to each other. Yet you know that marriages fail and suffer. Will your relationship with Christ ever fail? Can you be divorced from God? We will answer that question in this study.
- How is God’s love demonstrated to you from the following verses?
1 John 4:9,10
Read Romans 8:31-39
- Identify the key questions asked by Paul:
- What do these questions say to you about your relationship with God?
- What word or words will answer each question?
- Based on these verses how secure is your relationship with God?
- How is your relationship symbolized with God in these verses?
- How do these two passages in Psalm and John describe God’s loyalty to you?
God has done so much for us. He not only created a world for us to live in, but also gave us His only Son, so we could have a relationship with Him. First John 4:9,10 essentially says that God’s love is not based or founded on our love for him. In fact He doesn’t wait for us to love him before he will love us. Actually we are at war with God. We spurn God, and Despise him. Read Romans 8:5-7. These verses describe our inability and our desire to not serve God. Yet God loved us anyway! He took the initiative. He took the steps necessary to love us and for us to love Him. He desires to know you. He desires to have a relationship with you.
- How do you know that you belong to God?
1 John 5:11-13
- Based on those verses what are you guaranteed?
You may ask, “How do I know I have Christ?” The Bible is very clear when it says, “That if you confess with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved” (Romans 10:9,10). In addition the Bible says, “The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children” (Romans 8:16). If you have confessed Jesus as Lord and believe that he arose from the dead, then you are saved and belong to God.
- Have you done what Romans 10:9,10 says to do?
- Have you sensed that Holy Spirit’s assurance based on Romans 8:16?
When you come to Christ, it is not the words that you necessarily say that are important, but what you believe in your heart.
- According to these verses, what matters to God? What pleases Him?
1 Samuel 16:7
These verses do not say anything about your occupation, economic status, color of skin or even your gender. You are welcome to the throne room of God and you may approach him with confidence (Hebrews 4:16), not worrying about those other things, as long as you approach through Christ (John 14:6). In fact God desires that you seek him continually and approach him daily.
- What is God committed to accomplish in you?
- What has God done to identify you as His?
2 Corinthians 1:21,22
That seal talked about is like a copyright symbol you see in books and other publications. What a copyright indicates is ownership. God owns you and you belong to him. You are copyrighted by God.
- Based on what you have learned in this lesson, have you gained a new sense of security that you have with God? Explain.
- Now there is a danger in security. There is a danger with you knowing God is loyal to you. List the dangers associated with security.
- How can you keep from allowing those dangers from becoming part of your life?
One way is to continually remember what it cost God to give you life and a relationship with Him. When you forget what God gave you, then you lose your zeal to serve and love God.
Is there an easy way to p print these? Or do you have it in book form already?
They are available at the church in a booklet format. They are also available at the bottom of the main discipleship page in PDF format now. You should be able to easily download and print them from there.