July 9, 2017
Many of us realize that we are broken and many of us know our dire need for Christ’s love, but so few of us are willing to follow His commands. We want to relax without obedience. We might say: “I want to be free from my guilt, but I don’t want to change.” This describes so much of our modern culture. Much of this generation values authenticity and easily embraces the idea that God loves us, but they have a real problem with absolute truth and following Christ’s commands. Many in the church today falsely think they are Christians when in fact, they are not. They have prayed the prayer, but they have not truly come to faith in Jesus, because their lives are unchanged. So, how can we be sure?
In the apostle John’s first letter, he wrote to give believers confident assurance of their salvation in Jesus Christ. We can have confident assurance of our salvation in Jesus Christ. How can we have this confident assurance of our salvation in Jesus Christ? The text gives three evidences for having a confident assurance of our salvation in Jesus Christ.