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Christian Confidence. Blessed Assurance Jesus Is Mine. Hebrews 10:35-39. The need for confidence is constant and compelling in an ever-changing world Confidence can be “cast away” Instead of trust, reliance, certainty, assurance, security…

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christian confidence

Christian Confidence

Blessed Assurance Jesus Is Mine

hebrews 10 35 39
Hebrews 10:35-39
  • The need for confidence is constant and compelling in an ever-changing world
  • Confidence can be “cast away”

Instead of trust, reliance, certainty, assurance, security…

There is weariness, doubt, wickedness, restlessness (Isa. 57:20-21)

confidence possibilities
Confidence Possibilities

Some people have…

  • No confidence (Eph. 2:12)
  • False confidence (Mt. 7:21-23)
  • Little confidence (Mt. 14:31)
  • Genuine confidence (Heb. 10:22)
confidence properly grounded
Confidence Properly Grounded
  • Our confidence is not placed in…

The flesh (Phil. 3:3-5)

Self-righteousness (Phil 3:6-9)

Subjectivism

False doctrines (Calvinism, Reincarnation, etc.)

Attendance only

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Confidence Properly Grounded
  • Our confidence is placed in…

Christ (Eph. 3:12)

Christ’s ability to guard us (2 Tim. 1:12)

Christ’s promises (2 Pet. 1:4)

confidence brings blessings
Confidence Brings Blessings
  • Pertaining to the past – forgiveness (Heb. 10:22)
  • Pertaining to the present – hope (Heb. 6:18) and answered prayer (1 Jn. 5:14-15)
  • Pertaining to the future – heaven (1 Cor. 5:1)
confident that you are saved
Confident That You Are Saved

How can you know that you are saved?

  • Walk in the light (1 Jn. 1:5-7)
  • Confess your sins (1 Jn. 1:8-2:2)
  • Keep his commandments (1 Jn. 2:3-6)
  • Love your brethren (1 Jn. 3:14-15; 4:11-13; 5:2)
  • Love not the world (2:15-17; 5:4-5)
confident that you are saved1
Confident That You Are Saved

How can you know that you are saved?

  • Confess Christ (1 Jn. 2:18ff; 4:1-3,15-17; 5:13)
  • Practice righteousness, not sin (1 Jn. 3:4-10)
  • Have a pure conscience (1 Jn. 3:18-22)
  • Let the H.S. dwell in you (1 Jn. 3:24; 4:13)
  • Listen to the Apostles (1 Jn. 4:4-6)
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Christian Confidence

“for we are become partakers of Christ, if we hold fast the beginning of our confidence firm unto the end” – Hebrews 3:14

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