By David Watson

Benchley, March 3, 2019

  • Philippians 3:20
  • The dilemma
    • All of us are guilty of sin, and sin will keep us out of Heaven.
    • Romans 3:23
    • Isaiah 59:2
    • I John 2:1-6
  • The danger
    • We may grow discouraged or unfruitful.
      • Mark 10:22
      • Matthew 27:5
    • We may be drawn to a false doctrine to find assurance.
      • Miraculous experience.
      • Martin Luther
  • The resolution
    • Our confidence comes from obedience to a God who is patient and forgiving!
      • Psalms 130:3-4
      • Acts 2:41; 16:32-43
      • I Corinthians 1:1-9, 18, 30; 11:1-2; 15:1-2 – Salvation is conditional. Keep improving!
      • Colossians 1:9-10; 2:20-22; 1:5, 13-14, 21-23; 2:13-14; 3:4, 13 – The Colossians could have hope of salvation even though they had room to grow.
      • I Thessalonians 4:13-18; 5:8
      • I John 1:6-10; 2:25-29; 4:15-17; 5:4-5, 10-13 – We can know God and have confidence in the day of Judgment.
      • Revelation 2:4-5, 19-23
    • The apostle Paul
      • I Corinthians 9:27; II Timothy 4:8

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