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Part2 - Lesson2 - Understanding the Difference Between the Believer's Standing and the Believer’s State

Understanding the Difference Between the Believer's Standing and the Believer’s State with the Lord

Understanding the Difference Between the Believer's Standing and the Believer’s State with the Lord

Pastor David Peterson has designed classes around teaching the new believer or even the "seasoned" believer some of the most important foundational concepts in the Word of God. Dr. Peterson has pastored for 40+ years at First Baptist of Land O Lakes in Florida. He has a unique ability to teach those things which may seem confusing and make them simple to understand. Enjoy the teaching as you endeavor to walk more closely with the Lord. The lessons are based on Dr. Peterson's book - "A Firm Foundation"


Pt 2 Lesson 2 - Understanding the Difference Between the Believer's Standing and the Believer’s State


I. What Do We Mean By the Believer’s Standing and the Believer’s State?

A. The believer’s standing

1. Is _______________________________________________________________________.

2. Is _______________________________________________________________________.

3. Is _______________________________________________________________________.

B. The believer’s state

1. Is ________________________________________________________________________.

2. Is his _____________________________________________________________________.

  • Philippians 2:19-20
  • Colossians 4:7

II. Understanding Our Position

A. Our position before salvation: “ __________________________________”

  • I Corinthians 15:22

B. Our position after salvation: “____________________________________ ”

  • II Corinthians 5:17

III. Scriptures That Address:

A. The believer’s standing

1. The believer is__________________________________________________ .

  • John 1:12

2. The believer is __________________________________________________.

  • Romans 8:17

3. The believer ____________________________________________________.

  • Ephesians 1: 11, I Peter 1:4-5

4. Believers are ____________________________________________________.

  • I Peter 2:9

5. Believers ________________________________________________________.

  • Revelation 1:5-6

6. Believers are ____________________________________________________.

  • Ephesians 1:3

7. Believers are ____________________________________________________.

  • Ephesians 1:6

8. Believers are ____________________________________________________.

  • Ephesians 2:4-6

9. The believer is ___________________________________________________.

  • Philippians 3:9

B. The believer’s state

1. Often full of _____________________________________________________.

  • I Corinthians 1:11

2. Can have ________________________________________________________.

  • I Corinthians 3:1-3

3. Have ____________________________________________________________.

  • I Corinthians 6:7

4. Sadly, even _______________________________________________________.

  • I Corinthians 6:15

IV. Comparison of Our Standing and Our State

A. Our standing _____________________________________________________.

Our state _________________________________________________________.

B. Our salvation and our acceptance before God _________________________, and not upon our practice.

C. Every believer has _________________________________________________, though each has _________________.

D. Our standing comes from the fact that _______________________________.

Our state comes from the fact that we __________________________________.

E. Our standing and our state will never ___________________________________________ while we are in the body.