||Heaven-Bound and Enjoying the Ride
||1 John 5:13
Having the assurance of salvation is a prerequisite for enjoying the Christian life. Some don't have that certainty and it shows--they are weighed down by insecurity. Others feel certain that they're saved but they're delusional. Why is it important to know your eternal destination and how can we know? Let's shore up the security of our souls.
I. Why Should We Be Sure? "That you may know"
A. Why Some Are Insecure
B. Why It’s Important to Know
II. How Can We Be Sure? "These things I have written"
A. Are You Obeying His Word? (1 John 2:3-5)
B. Are You Believing His Truth? (1 John 2:21-23)
C. Are You Expecting His Return? (1 John 3:2-3)
D. Are You Conforming to His Standards? (1 John 3:4-10)
E. Are You Loving His Children? (1 John 3:11-14)
1. Do you accept at face value the promises of Scripture regarding your salvation or do you lean more on how you feel at the moment?
2. What's the difference between self-effort (working for your salvation) and passing the tests outlines in 1 John?