Eternal Security

Eternal Security
2019-05-12
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Passage: 1 John 1:1 - 1 John 5:21
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Since God is the one securing my salvation; I don’t have to be afraid of losing it.

HOW CAN I BE CONFIDENT THAT I AM INDEED A CHILD OF GOD?

 

7 CHARACTERISTICS OF GENUINE CHILDREN OF GOD:

  1.  They are generally obedient to God. (I John 1:6-7; 2:3,29)
  2. They are not perfect; they are forgiven. (I John 1:8-10)
  3. They don’t trust in their own obedience; they lean fully on Jesus for their forgiveness and eternal salvation. (I John 2:1-2; 4:14-15)
  4. Hatred has been replaced by love. (I John 2:9-11; 3:14-15; 4:20-21)
  5. They love what God loves. (I John 2:15-17; 4:21)
  6. They refuse to tolerate ongoing sin. (I John 3:6, 9-10)
  7. They are generous toward those in need. (I John 3:16-20)

 

Obedience (to God) = Believe (in Jesus) and Love (your brother)

Becoming a child of God:

            Admit you need Jesus

            Believe in Jesus

            Call for Jesus to Save

 

WHAT HAS GOD SAID THAT GIVES ME ETERNAL SECURITY IN MY RELATIONSHIP AS HIS CHILD?

  • I John 5:11-13              I can know that I have eternal life.
  • Ephesians 1:13-14      The Holy Spirit guarantees my inheritance.
  • John 10:27-30               I am secure in the hand of Jesus.

 

My NEXT STEP with God  is to…

  • slowly read through I John using John’s letter to evaluate my relationship with God.
  • memorize one of the Bible passages we talked about today as a way to fight against the doubts in my head.
  • join the follow-up conversation at one of our 3 home groups.
  • …thank my mother by expressing how she reflects God to me.

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