What happened at new birth?

* Jesus took your place.
* When he died you died [Romans 6:8].
* When he was buried you were buried [Colossians 2:12].
* When he was made alive you were made alive [Colossians 2:13].
* When he was vindicated you were vindicated [1 timothy 3:16].
* When he was raised to sit in Heaven you were raised with him [Ephesians 2:6].

* There are two aspects of Redemption – the legal and vital aspect of redemption: One is in the past, the other is in the present.

Your New Status

* You are redeemed [1 Corinthians 6:20, Revelations 5:9-10].
* You are free from the bondage of Satan and sin [Romans 8:2].
* You have been transformed into God’s kingdom [Colossians 1:13-14].
* You have access to God’s throne [Ephesians 2:18].
* You are now righteous [2 Corinthians 5:21].
* You are God’s ambassador on earth [2 Corinthians 5:20].
* You have power over Satan and sin [Luke 10:19].
* You are a new creature [2 Corinthians 5:16-17].

Levels of Transformation

There are 3 levels of transformation (or change) that every believer should experience:

Level One
When does this happen – At new birth
Bible references – Ezekiel 36:262 Corinthians 5:17
Who is changed – Your spirit
How – Instantly
Who is responsible – You and God

Level Two
When does this happen – After new birth
Bible references – Romans 12:1-2 Philippians 2:12
Who is changed – Your soul
How – Gradually
Who is responsible – You and God

Level Three
When does this happen – At the second coming
Bible references – 1 Corinthians 15:51-54
Who is changed – Your Body
How – Instantly
Who is responsible – God

The Church and Baptism

What is the Church?

Scriptural references: Genesis 12:2, Matthew 20:26, and Matthew 23:11Church/ Ecclesia means “to call out from”

* A body of people called out from the world to be in Christ
* The universal church- the body of Christ
* A local group of believers

The Doctrines of Baptism

There are 3 major baptisms. Baptism into the body of Christ-done at salvation

* Baptism in water
* Baptism in the Holy Spirit

Holy Spirit Baptism:
* Baptism in the Holy Spirit is receiving the Holy Spirit
* Baptism in the Holy Spirit is meant for all Christian
* This experience gives us boldness and power for witness
* It makes prayer more effective
* It makes the releases of the gifts of the spirits possible
* It enables better understanding of the word of God



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