How to Have a Greater Appreciation For Your Salvation

by Dale Partridge

We cannot appreciate what we do not understand. Sadly, many Christians miss out on the wonder and awe of God’s grace due to their ignorance and blindness to the details of their salvation.

In Ephesians 2:1-9, the Apostle Paul gives Christians a sobering account of our previous spiritual state and the magnificent grace of God through Jesus Christ. In this episode of Real Christianity, pastor Dale Partridge helps increase a clearer understanding of the Gospel narrative and, as a result, helps Christians enter into a greater appreciation for their salvation.

This Episode’s Question

“I’m struggling to understand the awe and wonder of the Gospel. I’ve seen Christians, who just think about the Gospel and begin to weep. I’ve seen Christians who break out in celebration when they hear someone is converted. To be honest, I don’t feel all that emotional about it. I love Christ. I came to Christ as a young girl. I’m incredibly thankful for his forgiveness. But I feel like I’m not seeing what other people see. Can you help me?”

Tracey -Tempe, Arizona

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Scripture References

  • Ephesians 2:1-9

    “And you were dead in the trespasses and sins 2 in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience— 3 among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body[a] and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind.[b] 4 But[c] God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, 5 even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved— 6 and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, 7 so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. 8 For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, 9 not a result of works, so that no one may boast.”

  • Romans 12:1

    “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.”

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