What Every Christian Ought to Know About Assurance (Special thanks to Adrian Roger's book "What Every Christian Ought to Know") 1 John 5:11-13; Eph. 2:8-9
OPEN IT 1. Other than your salvation, is there anything that you are sure of? What makes you so sure? EXAMINE IT 2. Eph. 2:8-9 What does it mean to be saved? 3. How are we saved? What is grace? What is faith? 4. How can we be sure we are saved? Is there any proof? Three Tests: The Commandment Test 1 John 2:3-6 The Companion Test 1 John 3:14-15 The Confidence Test 1 John 5:10 Witnesses: The Holy Spirit 1 John 5:10 The Word 1 John 5:11-13 APPLY IT 5. Check yourself according to the three tests: your desire to keep the commandments, your love for the church, and are you currently trusting Jesus. Take the time to thank God for your salvation and for providing assurance through His Holy Spirit and His Word.