1 JOHN 5:13-21 ASSURANCE
1. ASSURANCE #1 – ETERNAL LIFE
1 John 5:13 I have written this to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know you have eternal life. NLT
Continuation of our church’s doctrinal stance on this subject:
2. INDICATORS OF SALVATION – THE “FRUIT”
3. ADDITIONAL ASSURANCES FROM OUR FELLOWSHIP WITH THE FATHER
Assurance #2 – Answered prayer (1 John 5:14-15)
Assurance #3 – Victory over sin and this world (5:4-5, 18; 4:4)
Assurance #4 – Sonship/Daughterhood (3:1-2; 5:19; Phil 3:20)
Assurance #5 – Real relationship with the One True God (5:20)
4. HOW YOU CAN BE SURE YOU’RE SAVED AND IN RIGHT STANDING WITH GOD (5:1-3)
For Small Group Discussion:
Opening Question: Have you ever admired someone for their confidence in something? Why did that impress you?
Main Point: When we have the right belief, and love the right way it leads to personal assurance in our eternity, in our prayers, in our victory, and in our identity.
Read/Tell the Story: 1 John 5:13-21
Supporting Scripture: John 1:9-12, John 14:6, Psalm 62:1-2