Grace Community Church

The Gospel: The Guarantee of a Glorious Future

Given on September 5, 2010 by Brett Helvie
Scripture: Ephesians 1:13-14
NOTE: Audio for this sermon is not currently available.
Sermon Series: The Greatness of the Good News

Do you have an abiding sense of assurance that you are a genuine believer? Do you think that the Lord wants us to be uncertain about the status of our relationship with him? See I John 5:13 Is it possible for a Christian to be free from doubt this side of eternity? See I Corinthians 13:12 How should we handle our doubts?

Are you depending on your own ability to keep on believing in Jesus Christ or on God’s power to keep your faith alive and active in the future? See I Peter 1:3-5; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 6:37-40; John 10:27-29; Philippians 1:6; Romans 8:1,30

Is it possible to believe in the historical facts pertaining to Jesus Christ and profess agreement with Christian doctrine without truly being born again? See James 2:19 Is it possible to engage in Christian activities and ministries without truly being born again? See Matthew 7:21-23 What is the difference between trusting in a living person and giving mental assent to certain historical facts? Which of these is biblical “faith”?

At this point in your life can you honestly say that you have placed your trust in Jesus Christ? What evidence of the presence and work of the Holy Spirit do you see in your life? If you are unsure about your relationship with Jesus, please talk to one of the elders or a friend who knows Jesus…the Lord doesn’t want you to live in a state of uncertainty regarding the most important relationship in your life!