This morning at Grace Bible we looked at 5 Assurances and supporting Bible verses. These 5 truths have helped me so much in my spiritual growth as I was first introduced to them in a Navigators study several years ago. My hope and prayer for my church family is that 2016 will be a year marked by ASSURANCE and HOPE rather than fear and anxiety. I believe careful and prayerful reading of these verses as well as memorizing them will be very helpful!
1. Assurance of Salvation: 1 John 5:11,12
And this is the testimony, that God gave us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.
2. Assurance of Answered Prayer: John 16:24
Until now you have asked nothing in my name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.
3. Assurance of Victory: 1 Corinthians 10:13
No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.
4. Assurance of Forgiveness: 1 John 1:9
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
5. Assurance of Guidance: Proverbs 3:5,6
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.