Life’s Key Questions: “How can I be sure of my faith?” 01.03.16 – Pastor Lerum

Life’s Key Questions: “How can I be sure of my faith?” – Romans 10:9-13

Our relationship with God stands on three activities:

1) the promises of the Father
2) the sacrifice of the Son
3) the work of the Holy Spirit

Through the Word from the Father, Jesus enters our lives by the Holy Spirit.

“My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.” – John 10:27

If you believe in your heart but are not convicted by your actions, the belief means nothing.

The process is simple enough when the relationship with God is healthy.

As Scripture says, “Anyone who believes in him will never be put to shame.” – Romans 10:11

The Holy Spirit creates a deep and personal conviction that we are children of God.

As our relationship with God changes (becomes stronger), so should our relationships with others.

“The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children.” – Romans 8:16

 

Study Questions:

1. Why is it important to be reminded that our salvation is based on a relationship with Jesus rather than basing it on our feelings or our works?

2. What might you say to someone who thinks they can be saved by living a reasonably good life and hoping God will let them into heaven when they die?

3. If your faith is based on the Word of God, the work of Jesus and the Witness of the Holy Spirit, are really you putting your trust in all of them?

4. Why is it not arrogant to be sure of your faith?

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