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I Am He Who Holds You

Ephesians 2:8

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.

1 Corinthians 1:18

For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.

Romans 5:9

Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God.

Isaiah 43:10-13

“You are my witnesses,” declares the Lord, “and my servant whom I have chosen, that you may know and believe me and understand that I am He. Before me no god was formed, nor shall there be any after me. I, I am the Lord, and besides me there is no savior. I declared and saved and proclaimed, when there was no strange god among you; and you are my witnesses,” declares the Lord, “and I am God. Also henceforth I am He; there is none who can deliver from my hand; I work, and who can turn it back?”

John 10:28-29

I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand.

Isaiah 46:1-4

Bel bows down; Nebo stoops; their idols are on beasts and livestock; these things you carry are borne as burdens on weary beasts. They stoop; they bow down together; they cannot save the burden, but themselves go into captivity. 

Listen to me, O house of Jacob, all the remnant of the house of Israel, who have been borne by me from before your birth, carried from the womb; even to your old age I am He, and to gray hairs I will carry you. I have made, and I will bear; I will carry and will save.

Community Group Questions

  • When was the longest you went without sleep? What is the story behind that?
  • What is a quirky or unusual fear that you have?
  • What was the best thing that happened this week? What was the worst?
  • Was there anything that really struck you in the message this morning? How about through the last three weeks of the series?
  • What is one thing you would like to understand better about your salvation? Why?
  • What do you think it means that salvation is past, present, and future? What does that look like in your life?
  • How can we make sure “The Sinner’s Prayer” is effective?
  • Read Jude 20-21; 24-25. The word, “keep” there is the same as “hold/carry.” In vs. 20 & 24, Jude speaks of keeping ourselves in the love of God and yet it is God who keeps us from stumbling. How do those work together? How do we keep ourselves? How does God keep us? 
  • Read Luke 21:16-18. Jesus said we will be delivered to death but not a hair on our head will perish. How can we reconcile that?
  • Read Hebrews 3:13-14. v 14 seems to say that we share in Christ IF we hold firm to the end. What does this mean? 
  • What do you think it would take for someone to lose their salvation?
  • Pastor Alan said, “We are not only saved from...we are saved to...” 

What are some things we are saved to?

How should that change your week?

Additional Verses for Study

Jude 20-21; 24-25

John 10:22-30

Hebrews 3:13-14

Isaiah 46:1-4

Luke 21:5-19