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Assurance of Salvation

Assurance of Salvation

Do you doubt your salvation? Doubts are not uncommon to Christians.

God intends for us to know we have eternal life. The Bible says, “He that hath the Son hath life;...These things have I written unto you that believe on the same of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life” (1 John 5:12-13).

* God intends for us to experience te joy of salvation (John 15:10-11).

Our need
Why do you feel you need assurance of your salvation? Bible writers also expressed the need for renewal (Psalm 51:12).
* Has sin or disobedience caused you to doubt your salvation?
*Have you neglected prayer, Bible study, worship and witness?
*Do you have unanswered questions about God or about daily experiences of life?

God’s provision
*God has promised to complete His work of salvaton in us (Philippians 1:6). Jesus promises assurance of eternal life. “He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life” (John 5:24).
*Jesus said no one could take the Christian out of His hand (John 10:28).
*The Holy Spirit tells us we are the children of God (Romans 8:16).

Our response
*We receive God’s assurance by faith and express it through obedience (1 John 2:3-5). Christians are not to trust only their feelings. We walk by faith, not by sight (2 Corinthians 5:7).
*Confess all known sin. “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9).
* Commit yourself to the lordship of Jesus Christ (Romans 10:9-10).
*Claim God’s promises of salvation by faith. Know. Believe. Commit. (2 Timothy 1:12)
*Obey God’s commands (John 14:21; 15: 10).

My commitment: Father, I place my complete faith in You and thank You for the assurance of salvation.