Blessed Assurance - Easter 2023
The celebration of Easter and the whole season of Spring remind us of resurrection. The resurrection of Jesus should always reassure us that the work He accomplished through His death has victoriously brought us life. We celebrate Easter because we are confident in the gift of eternal life that only comes by the grace of God through faith in His Son.
30 The disciples saw Jesus do many other miraculous signs in addition to the ones recorded in this book. 31 But these are written so that you may continue to believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing in him you will have life by the power of his name.
1 John 5:13
I have written this to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know you have eternal life.
Important Questions to Consider
Am I convinced that I need a Savior?
Have I decided that Jesus is that Savior?
Have I trusted Jesus to save me?
Does my life give evidence of trusting in Jesus?
Salvation is more than a prayer, it is a posture for living.
23 Then he said to the crowd, “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must give up your own way, take up your cross daily, and follow me. 24 If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for my sake, you will save it. 25 And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but are yourself lost or destroyed?
21 “Not everyone who calls out to me, ‘Lord! Lord!’ will enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Only those who actually do the will of my Father in heaven will enter. 22 On judgment day many will say to me, ‘Lord! Lord! We prophesied in your name and cast out demons in your name and performed many miracles in your name.’ 23 But I will reply, ‘I never knew you. Get away from me, you who break God’s laws.’
Salvation is more than a prayer, it is a person to trust.
And she will have a son, and you are to name him Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.”
And this is the way to have eternal life—to know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, the one you sent to earth.
Salvation is more than a prayer, it is a position from which to live.
“I am praying not only for these disciples but also for all who will ever believe in me through their message. 21 I pray that they will all be one, just as you and I are one—as you are in me, Father, and I am in you. And may they be in us so that the world will believe you sent me."
For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.
Salvation is more than a prayer; it is a promise that is stronger than death.
“For it is my Father’s will that all who see his Son and believe in him should have eternal life. I will raise them up at the last day.”
Father, I want these whom you have given me to be with me where I am. Then they can see all the glory you gave me because you loved me even before the world began.
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