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Concept 2: Security of the Believer

Imagine yourself in a vault at Fort Knox.  You are surrounded by the untold riches of gold bullion stored there.  The door is firmly secured and will not be opened until morning.  There is a fully functioning life support system inside the vault and ample food supply for a month.  You are safe and secure.

In like manner, the believer finds himself/herself safe and secure in the protective hands of a God who can keep him/her.  The Scripture is clear about the fact that once a person becomes a Christian, the salvation of the believer is secure.  Our faith rests not on the feelings of man but, on the facts found in the Bible.

Assurance of our salvation is a feeling.  Security of the believer is a fact.  We are secure whether we feel safe or not.  Just like a person in a vault, they are safe from all harms from the outside world.  To feel insecure because of an enemy on the outside would be silly.

However, most Christians today struggle with being assured of their salvation.  We want to look at the facts of our salvation.

Discussion Questions:

How sure are you that you would go to heaven if you died today (0-100%)?

How do you know you are a Christian?

Secure in God’s Hand

John 10:25-30

Who has Eternal Life?

I John 5:11-13 (John 1:12, John 3:16, John 5:18-24, John 20:24-29)

What is Eternal Life?

John 17:3

Nothing can Separate us from God’s Love

Romans 8:31-39

Made Alive in Christ

Ephesians 2:1-10

Spirit’s Role

Romans 8:5-17 (focus vs 9, 14,16) (Galatians 5:16-24)

Practicing Righteousness Proves Salvation

1 John 2:28-29

Memorize 1 John 5:11-13

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