topic 6 saving faith

We start a relationship with God by trusting Jesus. According to the Bible, this requires both the right information and the right attitude.

Talking Points
  • Love is at the core of God’s nature, and people matter to him. Because of our sin problem, Jesus himself was sent into the world. John 3:16. Romans 5:8

  • We are saved by grace alone, and it is a pure gift from God. No level of personal performance can earn his approval. Ephesians 2:8-9

  • Salvation is ours the moment we respond to Jesus with the attitude of repentance. This is saving faith, and no one can respond for you. 

a sinner's prayer

​“Jesus, I recognize I’m a sinner. I know that you died on the cross and rose from the dead so that I could have life. I’m turning from my sin now, and I’m turning to you in faith. I trust in you alone to forgive my sin and give me new life. Thank you for this free gift. Amen.”

discussion questions
  1. Initial reactions to this topic? What jumped out at you?

  2. Review the definition of sin from the first topic in this module. Why is it important to understand what sin is? Do you agree everyone has a sin problem? Explain.

  3. Read Romans 6:23 (NLT). Make a list of the ways sin can bring “death” into our lives.

  4. In your own words, explain how the death and resurrection of Jesus fixes our sin problem.

  5. Read Romans 3:22 (NLT) and Romans 10:9-10 (NLT). Do you believe that anyone can be made right with God by trusting in Jesus? Are there any exceptions?

  6. Have you put your faith in Jesus for salvation? If so, when? If not, are you ready to do it today? See the “Sinner’s Prayer” above.

  7. Need to talk more about Jesus? Discuss with your group or mentor.

Thanks to PursueGod for all original content. For more topics and conversation starters, visit PursueGod.org 

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