- "The Order of Salvation"
- Sunday Sermon Outlines in English and Korean (.pdf downloads)
Sunday Sermon "We Are Saved" Supplement
In our Part Two of our sermon series "We Are" we shared a message called "We Are Saved." As we ran out of time, we quickly touched on what is called "The Order of Salvation" and wanted to provide that list as a supplement to the sermon here for you!
About the “Order of Salvation”
Here are a few things to know and keep in mind as you study the “order of salvation” to help you approach and learn it in healthy and balanced way:
A. We share the “Order of Salvation” (“ordo salutis” in Latin) as a way to help you make better sense of your salvation in Christ. By studying it, our hope is that your joy in salvation will be enlarged!
B. Although the name in itself would suggest so, the “order of salvation” is not about being a fixed, static, sequential, chronological list. Again, it is just one way to help Believers have a framework of understanding the great, mysterious, work of salvation that is done in our lives supernaturally by God.
C. Certain parts of the “Order of Salvation” happen instantaneously, while other parts occur progressively. As well, certain parts, such as regeneration, are objective, performed solely by God (monergistic). Other parts, such as sanctification, involve humanity working with God (synergistic).
D. Apostle Paul shared a type of “order of salvation” in Romans 8:29-30:
For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. 30 And those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also justified, and those whom he justified he also glorified.
E. Among theological circles, there is debate of different interpretations to what exactly is the “order of salvation.” This means that the list is a teaching tool that is based on interpreatioant. This list below represents some common ground in the debates along with my (Pastor Jimmy's) own interpretation and wording.
The Order of Salvation (ordo salutis)
1. The Gospel Call: An act of God the Father, speaking through the human proclamation of the gospel, in which He summons people to himself. (Romans 8:30).
2. Conversion: Our willing response to the gospel call, in which we repent of sin and place out trust in Jesus alone for salvation and commit to walk in obedience to Christ. (2 Cor. 7:9-10).
3. Regeneration: Is a supernatural act of God in which imparts new spiritual life to us (John 3:3-8).
4. Justification: The instantaneous legal act of God in which he (1) thinks of our sings as forgiven and Christ’s righteousness as belong to us, and (2) declares us to be righteous / as righteous as Jesus (Gal 2:16).
5. Adoption: An act of God whereby he makes us members of His family (John 1:12).
6. Sanctification: The progressive work of God and man that makes us more and more free from sin and like Jesus in our actual lives (Rom 6:11-14) .
7. Perseverance: This means that all those who are truly born again will be kept by God’s power, and will preserve as Christians until the end of their lives. (John 10:27:39).
8. Death: The final outcome of living in a fallen world, it is not a punishment for Christians, but it is used by God to complete our sanctification. (1 Cor 15:54-55).
9. Glorification: This will happen when Jesus returns and raises the dead bodies of all believers throughout history, to be reunited with their souls, and changes the bodies of all believers still alive, thereby giving all believers at the same time perfect resurrection bodies like Jesus, and we will be joined with God forever and ever. (1 Cor 15:12-58).