Pleasing God, Making Disciples of Jesus Christ

The Importance and Steps to Having Assurance of Salvation

 I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life.  John 5:13

A.  The Importance of Assurance of Salvation

1.  Determines the consistency & joy of fellowship with God: James 1:5-8

2.  Sustains zealous Christian living: 1 Thess. 1:4-8

3.  Produces confidence in prayer: 1 John 5:13-15

4.  Makes us compassionately bold with the truth: John 6:66-69, Acts 4:18-20, Acts 4:29-31

5.  Settles the heart in times of trouble: John 14:1-3

6.  Carries us through the valley of the shadow of death: John 11:25-26