If we are confident of greater and better things, we will have the freedom to live radically for Jesus.
Is there a necessary relationship between salvation and good works?
If we believe and love then we can have assurance that God abides in us.
Does the perseverance of our faith rest on the reliability of our own resolve?
Perseverance and assurance are maintained by taking both the promises and threats of Scripture seriously.
Matthew seems unusually burdened to alert us about the danger of thinking we are saved when we are not.
We know we will not fall away because this is a promise of the new covenant sealed by the blood of Jesus.
A "root of bitterness" is a person who has a wrong view of eternal security.
Often the biggest question isn't "What is true," but "Can the truth save me?"
Consider 12 facts about assurance and the verses that teach them.
Jesus wants to give assurance to those who read the Gospel of John in the 21st century.
- Look at the Kindness and the Severity of God (Sermons)
- Do Not Destroy the Work of God (Sermons)
- Called (Poems)
- What does Piper mean when he says he's a seven-point Calvinist? (Articles)