The Process of Following
Ephesians 2:1-10 (ESV)
Romans 10:9-10 (NLT)
Matthew 7:13-14 (NLT)When we begin to think of Salvation as a process of faith, and not an event, it changes the way we think of Evangelism.
Ephesians 2:8- 8 For by grace you have been saved through faith.
James 2:19 (NLT)
How long shall I bear with you? (Mark 9)
Oh you of little faith! (Being clothed, calming the sea, caught Peter sinking)
Such faith I’ve not seen in all Israel (someone else’s faith)
If you don’t eat my flesh and drink my blood… (John 6:54-56)
As it stands today, most Churches are more focused on winning converts, focusing on a one-time profession of faith, rather than aiming for long-term, daily surrender to Christ.
Salvation is about life, not death, and following Christ is about the life you're living right now, not the life you hope to live after you die and go to Heaven. It’s about a faith process!
Philippians 2:12 (NLT)
Faith without the process is useless!
James 2:14-20The Passion Translation (TPT)