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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

Introduction:

 

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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