Book of John
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The assurance of walking with God; how the saints received the assurance; faith believes that God is; the Christian experiences the presence of God; the Christian walk.
The Holy Spirit always leads to Christ; the danger of a wrong emphasis; the error of glorying in the gifts of the Spirit; the Holy Spirit points to the death of Christ; the Spirit communicates the experience of salvation.
The Christian concern about grieving the Spirit; sensitivity to the presence of the Spirit; evidence of growth; the fruit of the Spirit; love; the characteristic of the Christian; joy and peace; marks of the Christian.
How does the Christian receive assurance? The example of Cain and Abel; two main types of worshipper; the futility of formalism; clothed in righteousness through the Son of God.
What was the secret of Noah's assurance? The time of Noah compared with this age; a man of faith; our need to understand the holiness and righteousness of God.
Do you have assurance? Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones discusses from John 1:12-13 the richness of assurance of our salvation. He highlights the beautiful truth that we are not only forgiven of our sins when we come to believe in Christ, but we are also born again. We are born not of flesh, but of God. We are adopted in as His children. Dr. Lloyd-Jones also brings in the illustration that is given for us of faith and assurance in the life and person of Abraham. Beginning in Genesis 15, Hebrews 11:8-12, and other references, he encourages us from Abraham’s example. We come to see Abraham’s deep faith in God and God’s plan. Despite the fact that God’s promises to Abraham were not immediately fulfilled, and the way of fulfillment was unknown, Abraham still “went out not knowing where he was going” because he believed God and His promises. Dr. Lloyd-Jones urges us from this text to think about our faith. Do we believe God and His promises? Do you not only intellectually believe, but also live out your faith in obedience? Do you live in the blessed joy of assurance?
Assurance: faith in action; the nature of assurance; faith tested; a means of growth; a personal God.
The two alternatives; the privilege of suffering for Him; what Moses was assured of; the secret of Christian life: not seeing; but believing.
Jesus; sole channel of God's grace; popular teaching 'God is love' denies the need for redemption; 'veiled in flesh the Godhead see'; two separate natures in one person.
Who shall save us? His fullness as our representative; the economic Trinity; the kingdom of light; the Law satisfied.