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Diligent in Assurance

October 29, 2017 Preacher: Rich Lanning Series: Additional Sermons

Scripture: 2 Peter 1:3–1:11

“Dilligent in Assurance”

2 Peter 1:3-11

October 29, 2017



I.    Defining our terms: 'Calling' and 'Election'. 2 Peter 1:10a

       A.     Election - Ephesians 1:4


       B.     Calling - Romans 8:30, Acts 13:48




II.   We are exhorted to be certain of our calling and election. 2 Peter 1:10-11, Ephesians 2:8-9, Romans 8:16-17




III. How to know your faith is genuine.


      A. Believe God's promises. 2 Peter 1:4, Romans 10:9, John 1:12


      B. Grow in Christ-like character. 2 Peter 1:5-8


      C. Love for your Christian brothers and sisters. 1 John 3:14


      D. We endure God's discipline. Hebrews 12:7


      E. Understanding spiritual things. 1 Corinthians 1:18; 2:14


Questions for reflections:

  • What is meant by "calling and election?"
  • What are some of the evidences of genuine faith?
  • Do you have an assurance of your salvation? What does this look like for you?


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