We will know if we are growing in the grace and knowledge of the Lord Jesus, and conforming into His image by the deepening of humility in our hearts. The closer we get to Christ, the more we marvel over His saving grace in our lives. The closer we get to Christ, the more we see the depths of our sin and how far-reaching His grace has been in our lives. Humility is the natural fruit of such closeness to Him. Yes, it is humility, not love, that reveals spiritual growth for out of a heart of humility comes a life of love (1 Peter 5:5-6).
This Lord’s Day evening we continue our study for the third dominant theme in his letter – assurance of salvation. We hope to look at seven ways to obtain assurance of salvation and thus live a life of joy and influence for the Lord Jesus. .
This Lord’s Day morning, we continue our study of the Apostle Paul’s first prayer for the believers in Ephesus. His initial petition is that they would know God deeper meaning they already knew Him. We hope to look at the evidence that we too also know Him and thus are able to pray this prayer to know Him better.
This Lord’s Day evening we will enter into the study for the third dominant theme in his letter – assurance of salvation. We hope to look at four reasons why assurance is important and the seek to understand the means God has given us to have assurance. Assurance is a key issue in the Christian life and determines both the quality and effectiveness of our faith in Christ.