Stand Firm – Part 6: Helmet of Salvation

Stand Firm – Part 6: Helmet of Salvation

Helmet Of Salvation
Stand Firm – Part 6
May 23 – 24, 2020
Dr. Jeffrey Allen Love and Pastor Steve Tanner

John 4:43-54

Series Key Verse:

“Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil.” Ephesians 6:10-11 (p.898)

“Put on salvation as your helmet.” Ephesians 6:17a (p.898)

  • Only Jesus Guarantees My Salvation.

“If you openly declare that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” Romans 10:9 (p.864)

  1. Come to Jesus.

“When he heard that Jesus had come from Judea to Galilee, he went and begged Jesus to come to Capernaum to heal his son, who was about to die.” John 4:47 (p.812)

  1. Believe Jesus.

“’(Jesus)…Go back home. Your son will live!’ And the man believed what Jesus said and started home.” John 4:50 (p.812)

  1. Trust in Jesus.

“While the man was on his way, some of his servants met him with the news that his son was alive and well… And he and his entire household believed in Jesus.” John 4:51-53 (p.812)

“But let us who live in the light be clearheaded…wearing as our helmet the confidence of our salvation.” 1 Thessalonians 5:8 (p.907)

 

Next Step:       I will begin each day with this prayer: “Jesus, I declare that you are Lord and I believe in my heart that God raised you from the dead. And because of that I have put on the helmet of salvation.”


Discussion Guide from the Weekend Talk

From the Weekend Talk of May 23-24, 2020
Stand Firm – Part 6: Helmet of Salvation
Use this Discussion Guide to dig deeper into the principles from the Weekend Talk. Our Life Groups will use them, but we encourage you to discuss them with your family, or over the phone or online with friends.

Yes, our Life Groups continue to meet, ONLINE! Lif­e Groups use these questions to go deeper into what we talked about this weekend. Dig into them so you will be ready for the discussion at your Life Group. Please let us know if you would like to join a group. We are also looking for opportunities to begin NEW ONLINE Groups.

Conversation Starters

  • Do you ever buy the extended warranty when you get something new? Has it been worth it?
  • What guarantees do we have in life?
  • When has a guarantee made to you been kept or made good?
  • When do you feel the most secure in your faith?

Qui­­ck Review

  • Looking back at your Talk Notes, was there anything you heard in the service that stood out or maybe even confused you?

Discussion Starters from the Weekend Talk

Refer to the Talk Notes and related Bible verses from this Weekend’s Talk Notes.

  • This week Pastors Jeff Love and Steve Tanner highlighted One Thing to remember from this Talk:
    Only Jesus Guarantees My Salvation.”

    • Read Ephesians 6:10-17a (p.898*) and Romans 10:9 (p.864*)
      • Have you ever had to wear a helmet? When?
      • What does a helmet do?
      • Darth Vader once told Luke Skywalker, “your thoughts betray you.” When have your thoughts betrayed you? What caused those incorrect or unhealthy thoughts? How do you get back on track?
      • Romans 10:9-13 addresses the solution (Jesus) to our problem (sin). What stands out to you from this passage?

Jeff and Steve discussed some Steps to Take to experience the guarantee of God’s Salvation. They walked through much of the story from John 4:43-54.

  • Come to Jesus. (John 4:47 (p.812*)
    • What was significant about this man coming to Jesus?
    • When did you first “come to Jesus?” Talk about it.
  • Believe (John 4:50 (p.812*)
    • Talk about the differences between merely believing the accuracy of a piece of information and the kind of belief we see spoken of in this passage.
    • James 2:19 (p.931*) is a challenging passage. Read it and talk about its significance.
    • Why is it relevant to this step of our discussion?
  • Trust Jesus. (John 4:51-53 (p.812*) and 1 Thessalonians 5:8 (p.907*))
    • Regarding Steve’s story of Niagara Falls and the tight rope performer: would you have gotten in the wheelbarrow?
    • How is confidence relevant to everyday living? How does confidence—or the lack thereof—affect you? Why is confidence important to our faith journey?
    • The man in John 4 saw his son’s healing. How can you be confident in your faith even when the healing doesn’t come?

Digging Deeper

Read together some of the following passages and consider these questions:

  • Who is the speaker? What are some key points about salvation spoken of in each?
  • What transpired in each passage to bring up the subject of salvation?
  • How do we fit into this passage?
    • Acts 4:8-12; 15:11
    • Philippians 2:12-13
    • 2 Timothy 1:8-9
    • Titus 3:3-7

Next Step

  • My Next Step: ____ I will begin each day with this prayer: “Jesus, I declare that you are Lord and I believe in my heart that God raised you from the dead. And because of that I have put on the helmet of salvation.”

Pray

  • Pray now for those in leadership in our country, state, community and church. Pray for unity and community in these unusual times. Pray that the people experiencing church online would also engage in deeper ways with Jesus and His Church.

This Weekend

This weekend we continue our Talk Series: Stand Firm as we turn our attention to the Sword of the Spirit.

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