Truth: True Knowledge About Salvation Will Make You Free!

My friends, allow the Holy Spirit to guide you into truth (true knowledge about salvation) [John 8:32]! Worship Him wherever you are and at all times. Learn to enjoy your freedom [from the bondage and penalty of sin]!

Revised: Friday, March 22, 2024

Truth: True Knowledge About Salvation Will Make You Free!

God is spirit, and the people who worship him must worship in spirit and truth. - John 4:24 (NET)

STM Bible Lesson

Lesson focus: John 4:21; 23-24. Bible lesson background, John 4:1-26:

  • 1-4: Jesus goes to Galilee through Samaria.
  • 5-9: He meets a Samaritan woman at a well in Sychar (a Samaritan village).
  • 10-15: He tells her about the living water that gives eternal life.
  • 16-26: The end of Jerusalem being the chosen place to worship. True worship is in spirit and truth.
John 4:21; 23-24 [read John 4:1-26 (21; 23-24)]
21 Jesus said to her, “Believe me, woman, a time is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem. 23 But a time is coming—and now is here—when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father seeks such people to be his worshipers. 24 God is spirit, and the people who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.” (NET)
KJV: 21 Jesus saith unto her, Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father. 23 But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. 24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.

Imagine that the only way to worship God is to travel to Jerusalem, or another chosen spot. Many religions have ‘sacred’ places that have traditional significance. You might have a building in which you believe the Lord meets you or where you meet Him.

Jesus confirmed that it was true at one point in time. That time was before the Holy Spirit lived inside of people. However, since God is in you, you no longer have to go to specific places to worship and be with him!

Benefits of the indwelling Spirit of truth

There are other benefits beyond the freedom to worship wherever. Here are some of the best things of God-in-us to consider:

1. A personal bodyguard

We have protection 24/7, like having a personal bodyguard.
1 Peter 1:5 [read 1 Peter 1:3-12 (5)]
God’s power protects you through your faith, and it keeps you safe until your salvation comes.” (ERV)
KJV: Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.

2. The ultimate helper

Access to the ultimate benefits, i.e., the fruit of the Spirit, via the Helper. See “Fruit of the Spirit: 9 Helpful Qualities For You!
John 14:16 [read John 14:15-18 (16)]
I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, who will stay with you forever. (GNT)
KJV: And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;

3. The down payment of our inheritance

Ephesians 1:13-14 [read Ephesians 1:3-14 (13-14)]
When you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and when you believed in Him, you were also sealed with the promised Holy Spirit. 14 He is the down payment of our inheritance, for the redemption of the possession, to the praise of His glory. (HCSB)
KJV: In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, 14 Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.

4. Guides into true knowledge

John 16:13 [read John 16:13 ()]
When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own but will tell you what he has heard. He will tell you about the future. (NLT)
KJV: Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.
That Spirit, the Holy Spirit (Spirit of God; Spirit of Christ), has come and is available to all. My friends, allow the Holy Spirit to guide you into true knowledge. Now learn to worship God in spirit (the Holy Spirit) and reality (true knowledge of God and what you should do). Because you are no longer a slave to sin or the Law of Moses!
John 14:17 [read John 14:17 (17)]
The Spirit will show you what is true. The people of this world cannot accept the Spirit, because they don’t see or know him. But you know the Spirit, who is with you and will keep on living in you. (CEV)
KJV: Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.

5. You are God’s temple (dwelling place)

1 Corinthians 3:16; 6:20 [read 1 Corinthians 3:5-17 (16); 1 Corinthians 6:12-20 (20)]
3:16 Do you not know and understand that you [the church] are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwells [permanently] in you [collectively and individually]? 6:20 You were bought with a price [you were actually purchased with the precious blood of Jesus and made His own]. So then, honor and glorify God with your body. (AMP)
KJV: 3:16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? 6:20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.

So, if you are born again, you now have the Spirit of God in you [Romans 8:9-11]. As a matter of fact, He goes everywhere you go!

Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved. -Acts 4:12 (NIV)

True Knowledge About Salvation

Romans 8:1-2 [read Romans 8:1-11 (1-2)]
Now we know this: God has forgiven those people who are united with Christ Jesus. God will never say that they are guilty. 2 If you belong to Christ Jesus, God’s Spirit has given you a new life. God’s Spirit now rules in your life and he has made you free. Sin and death no longer have authority over you. (EASY)
KJV: There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. 2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.

Remain free

Galatians 5:1 [read Galatians 5:1-6 (1)]
We have freedom now because Christ made us free. So stand strong. Do not change and go back into the slavery of the law. (ICB)
KJV: Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.
Titus 2:14 [read Titus 2:11-15 (14)]
Christ gave himself for us so that he might make us free from all that is wrong. He gave himself to make us into clean people who belong to him and want to do good. (WE)
KJV: Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.

At liberty to serve God

1 Peter 2:16 [read 1 Peter 2:13-17 (16)]
Live as free people, but do not use your freedom as an excuse to do evil. Live as servants of God. (NCV)
KJV: As free, and not using your liberty for a cloke of maliciousness, but as the servants of God.

Jesus has and will make you free from sin and its penalty!

Jesus is the source of our eternal deliverance from sin. He will make you free! So you will not face punishment for your sins.
Acts 4:12 [read Acts 4:5-12 (12)]
Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved. (NIV)
KJV: Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
KJV Dictionary Definition: salvation
Appropriately in theology, the redemption of man from the bondage of sin and liability to eternal death, and the conferring on him everlasting happiness. This is the great salvation.


John 8:36 [read John 8:31-36 (36)]
Therefore, if the Son sets you free [from sin], you will be truly free. (AUV)
KJV: If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.
Eleutheroo – free
G1659 ἐλευθερόω eleutheroo (e-lev-the-ro’-ō) v. to make free, set at liberty: from the dominion of sin.

So worship God wherever you are and at all times. Yes, even in the building you call church. The truth is, ‘temple of God’, He didn’t meet you there; He came into that building with you! Thank you for taking the time to read this Bible lesson. I urge you to make full use of it. Blessings to you and your loved ones— Tim. ☺

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