True and False Assurance
A Sermon on Ephesians 6:10-13
The Whole Armor of God
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. (ESV)
The Christian is meant to have an assurance of salvation; the devil and his counterfeit assurance; examples of false assurance; true assurance and the need for self-examination; the characteristics of humility and astonishment; the devil can never rob us of our salvation; the devil can rob us of the joy and peace of our salvation.