Are You Sure? Deacon/Lay Leader Joshua Justice 3 May 2015
Job, in all his trials and troubles, throughout all the losses and the jabs by enemies and friends alike, never gave up the rock-solid belief and expectation of salvation. " For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth: And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God: Whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not another; though my reins be consumed within me. Job 19:25-27 Can you say you are that firm, that rock-solid in your relationship with the Lord? Do you absolutely have NO doubt as to your salvation? or are you still hedging your bets with good works? with extra tithes? with constant penance? constantly asking forgiveness... never quite getting to that peace folks talk about? If you do not struggle and come to a place of resolution with the Lord, if you have never had a stray thought (or think you have not), you might want to reconsider your current expectations. Deacon Josh takes us through some soul searching that even ancient saints needs to conduct, and provides the pathway to rock-solid expectations.... Yes, you can be sure-Biblically, not emotionally, but Biblically sure of your salvation through faith on Jesus the Christ.