Sermons

Summary: There are several evidences that give you the assurance that you are a Child of God. The first evidence we will look at is a personal intimacy with Jesus.

  Study Tools
  Study Tools

“BLESSED ASSURANCE” – Evidence #1

INTRODUCTION: We are in a series on “The Assurance Of Salvation”.

Last time, we looked at the importance of KNOWING that you’re saved.

You can’t have a vital, meaningful, effective Christian life unless you have the assurance that you are saved.

How do you get this “assurance”?

You don’t get it from:

o Someone telling you that you’re saved (when you may not be saved).

o Feeling like you’re saved (feelings rise and fall with your emotions).

o Acting like you’re saved (you can fake it … even the lost often act like a Christian).

You get the assurance of salvation from the WORD OF GOD – 1 John 5:13 – “written”

TONIGHT, we are going to look at the FIRST evidence of the assurance of salvation.

EVIDENCE – When I was with the Police Department, I handled a lot of evidence.

I had to gather evidence from a crime scene … document it … take it back to the Crime Lab … and process it.

I’ve had to testify in court concerning the evidence that I gathered regarding the crime.

It was legal testimony to the facts of the case.

So it is with the EVIDENCE of salvation … it is a testimony as to whether you are really “born again”.

Let’s take a look at our FIRST piece of EVIDENCE … KNOWING JESUS.

Philippians 3:10

There is a difference between KNOWING ABOUT someone … and KNOWING them.

EX.: I “know” Billy Graham … I have met him … talked with him … eaten with him (April 28, 1976) … shook his hand … have his autograph … had my picture taken with him (it’s in my study) … personally heard him preach … read his books … met some of his staff … we even graduated from the same school … he spoke at my graduation … had some of the same professors … I know the man who stole his girlfriend while they were in Bible College!

BUT … Even though I “know” Billy Graham … I don’t really KNOW him.

I don’t have a personal relationship with him … he doesn’t “know” me from Adam … he doesn’t remember ever meeting me.

Some people “know” Jesus … they have read His Bible … go to church … sing about Him … pray to Him … might even use His name in vain occasionally.

They “know” He lived … that He was a great prophet, teacher and man of God … that He died and rose again … that He is the Son of God.

BUT … they don’t have a personal relationship with Him.

When you have a personal relationship with someone, you KNOW your standing with them.

EX.: I personally KNEW my father … he wasn’t a “dead-beat” Dad … I lived with him for 21 years … I knew him for 45 years before he died.

I had a personal relationship with him … and no one could tell me that I wasn’t his son or that he wasn’t my Dad.

I had the ASSURANCE of my SON-SHIP, because of my RELATIONSHIP with him.

I inherited many of his traits and qualities (not all of them good, I hate to say!).

I have his hair … his nose … his impatience … his temperament … his good looks!

My Dad has had a big influence on my life … I am what I am today, in a large part, because of my relationship with my father.

There’s no mistaken that I am Jim Scott’s son!

The same can be said of our relationship with Jesus … and the assurance of our salvation.

Download Sermon With PRO View On One Page With PRO
Browse All Media

Related Media


Assurance
SermonCentral
PowerPoint Template
Talk about it...

Nobody has commented yet. Be the first!

Join the discussion