Assurance – Lesson 2

Stop Asking Jesus Into Your Heart

Stop Asking Jesus Into Your Heart

  1. Does God want us to know we are saved? How can we know for sure we are saved?
    1. A saved person placed their hopes of heaven entirely on Jesus – 1 John 5:13
      “Assurance doesn’t come by remembering a prayer you prayed in the past but by the posture you are in the present.”
    2. A saved person has a new nature – 1:John 5:18
      “It doesn’t matter what your mouth says on Sunday morning, it matters what your life says Monday through Saturday.”
  2. What is your relationship to your chair at this moment? What about your relationship with Jesus?
    1. Belief in your sin – 1 John 1:8,10
    2. Resting on Jesus – 1 John 2: 1-2
  3. Do you know Jesus? Are you keeping his commands?
    1. Someone who claims to know Jesus and does not keep his commands is a liar – 1 John 2:4
  4. Why does God punish those who sin?
    1.  Describe the difference between “faithful and just” and “merciful and kind” – 1 John 1:9
    2. Jesus didn’t just plead your case before God, he took the punishment for your sin – Galatians 3:13-14
  5. Read 1 John 5:16-17. What is meant by “a sin that leads to death”?
    1. It does not mean you cannot repent – John 6:37
  6. What action characterizes a righteous man?
    1. It’s not what you do, but what you do after what you did – Proverbs 24:16

“Conversion is not sinless perfection, but it is a new direction.”