Day 60: When Were You Saved?

Take a day to pause and reflect on what you've learned over the last five days.

Many Christians pose the question, “When were you saved?” Too often, we’re prone to pinpoint an experience in our lives as that moment, or a time when we felt a completely new realization about God’s love. With the highs and lows of our emotions, the way our understanding changes over time, and our moral lapses on any given day, we don’t do ourselves any favors by choosing a moving target for our certainty.

The fact is, objectively, God saved us some 2000 years ago on a cross and through an empty tomb. The Bible repeatedly describes those historical events becoming our personal reality when we were baptized. The Bible never refers to our moment of decision or about an altar call. God gave us our baptisms as an unchanging reference point for when He made Christ’s finished work ours. And because of this, we receive new beginnings every day—moment by moment! Therefore, discuss the following with others. (As a reminder, if you're unable to meet with friends or family right now to discuss these questions, we invite you to journal through these things by yourself.)

  1. Which day’s reading and/or passage of Scripture was the most significant for you this week? Why?
  2. What have you learned about people (or yourself) in the past day’s readings and prayer times?
  3. What have you learned about God in the past day’s readings and prayer times?
  4. What changes in your life have you felt the Holy Spirit nudging you to make this week?