Assurance – Part 4

II Timothy, Sermon Preparation

May 8, 2011 – Morning Worship

Monday II Timothy 4:6-8; Numbers 13
What do we learn about assurance of salvation from these passages?

Tuesday Romans 3; 7:7-25; John 5:24; Galatians 2:11-14
How does our understanding of justification and sanctification affect our assurance of salvation?

Wednesday Philippians 1:3-11; Matthew 13:1-8, 18-23; Hebrews 6:1-12; Proverbs 13:4
Strong assurance comes from diligence and hard work, spiritually and physically. Why? Isn’t it by faith alone?

Thursday Psalm 15; 119:127-128, 165; Acts 24:16; I John 2:1-6
To flee from and hate sin and obey God causes our assurance of salvation to be strong. Why?

Friday Ecclesiastes 2; Luke 12:13-21; 16:19-31
The weakest, neediest believer in Jesus has it much better and should have more assurance and confidence than an unbeliever. Why?

Saturday Exodus 14; I Samuel 17:31-54; II Timothy 4:6-8
Let us always seek to have the assurance and confidence in the Lord that we see in Moses, David and Paul!

Assurance – Part 3

II Timothy, Sermon Preparation

April 10, 2011 – Morning Worship

Monday II Timothy 4:6-8; II Peter 1:10; Psalms 16, 23
Why is assurance of salvation to be desired and sought after?

Tuesday Deuteronomy 28:1-14; John 10:1-10, 16:24
Our God loves us and desires to bless us. So deep is His love for us that He sent His Son to die for us! Surely we should seek to know and experience assurance of our salvation, shouldn’t we?

Wednesday Psalms 62, 125:2; Isaiah 26:1-9 (esp. vs. 3); Romans 8:31-39; Philippians 4:6-7
Why does assurance of salvation lead to peace and comfort in our lives?

Thursday Daniel 3; Habakkuk 3:17-19; Matthew 7:24-27; Philippians 1:12-18
Assurance of God’s love and salvation results in joy, peace, confidence and a firm foundation no matter the circumstances. Why?

Friday Psalm 51; Acts 20:17-35; I Corinthians 15:58; Titus 2:14, 3:8
Assurance of salvation leads to active and working Christians. Why?

Saturday Psalm 15; Matthew 7:13-48; Romans 6:1-14
Assurance of salvation leads to holiness. Why?

Assurance – Part 2

II Timothy, Sermon Preparation

April 3, 2011 – Morning Worship

Monday II Timothy 4:6-8; Psalm 71; Daniel 3:8-18; Philippians 1:1-23
See that assurance of God’s redemption is clear in these passages. How can we have this assurance?

Tuesday Psalms 42, 77; Luke 7:18-23; John 5:24; I John 11-13
Is assurance of salvation necessary for salvation? Why or why not?

Wednesday Matthew 14:22-33; 26:69-75; Acts 2:21, 37-41; 4:11-12
See the difference in Peter’s assurance in these passages. What’s the difference?

Thursday Mark 9:14:29; Romans 8:31-39
See here, in these passages, followers of Christ with varying degrees of assurance. Do you see yourself here?

Friday Acts 9:1-19; Romans 7:7-25; II Timothy 1:12; 4:6-8
We could say that Paul’s prayer in Acts 9:11 is a prayer of faith and that his declarations in II Timothy 1 and 4 are examples of assurance, with Romans 7:7-25.

Saturday Psalm 23; John 5:24; Acts 10:31; Romans 3
Bottom line – what is necessary for salvation? Where does assurance fit?