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How Can I Be Sure of My Salvation?

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September 3, 2020
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In this message Dr. Jeremiah explains from 1 John how Christians can be assured of their salvation.

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How Can I Be Sure of My Salvation?

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  • Dr. David Jeremiah: How can I besure of my salvation?
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  • I'm David Jeremiah and I'vebeen asked that question many,
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  • many times through the years.
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  • It's a fair question,one I'm always eager to answer.
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  • In fact, it's life's mostimportant question since
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  • all eternity hangsin the balance.
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  • It's one thing to becomea Christian and be assured
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  • of salvation but what happensif I sin again or struggle
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  • with my faith?
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  • How can I know ifI'm still saved?
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  • Dr. Jeremiah: If you're not sureof your salvation,
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  • it's hard to pray.
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  • If you're not sureof your salvation,
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  • you would never witness.
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  • Why would you wanna haveanybody else have
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  • all the questions you have?
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  • If you aren't sureof your salvation,
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  • worship is an empty experienceand sermons often
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  • are more harmful thanthey are helpful to you.
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  • If you don't have the assuranceof salvation,
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  • the peace that passesall understanding
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  • passes you right by.
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  • God wants you to havethe assurance of your salvation.
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  • God didn't save you so youcould live the rest of your life
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  • wondering whether it was realor whether it worked
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  • or whether it was for sure.
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  • No, he wants us to know.
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  • In fact, listen to these versesfrom Hebrews and see if you
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  • don't pick this up: "We desirethat each one of you show
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  • the same diligence tothe full assurance of hope."
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  • He wants us to havefull assurance of hope.
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  • Hebrews 10:22: "Let usdraw near with a true heart
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  • in full assurance of our faith."
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  • Let me ask you something.
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  • Do you have the fullassurance of your faith?
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  • Peter wrote these wordsin 2 Peter 1:10.
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  • He said: "Therefore, brethren,be even more diligent
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  • to make your callingand your election sure,
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  • for if you do these thingsyou will never stumble."
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  • The importance of knowing whatyou believe and being sure
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  • of your relationship with JesusChrist is dealt with
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  • in many places throughoutthe New Testament.
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  • Almost all of the Epistlesspeak of it here and there.
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  • But John, the apostlethat Jesus loved,
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  • wrote about it more thanany of the other writers
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  • in the Scripture.
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  • As you know, the apostle John isthe human author of five books.
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  • He wrote the Gospel,he wrote 1, 2, and 3 John,
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  • and he wrotethe book of Revelation.
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  • In two of those books,he devotes the books
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  • almost entirely to the issueof salvation.
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  • In the Gospel of John,he talks about believing
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  • but in 1 John he talksabout knowing.
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  • The first key word of1 John 5:13 is know:
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  • "These things,"speaking of 1 John,
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  • "I have written to youwho believe in the name
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  • of the Son of God,that you may know that you have
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  • eternal life, and that you maycontinue to believe
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  • in the name of the Son of God."
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  • In the Gospel of John,we read for the very first time
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  • in the 3rd chapter aboutsomebody being born again.
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  • Jesus was talkingwith Nicodemus,
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  • the rich man, and he saidto Nicodemus,
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  • "Nicodemus, unless you areborn again,
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  • you cannot seethe kingdom of heaven."
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  • Jesus said that becominga Christian is like
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  • having a new birth.
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  • It's like being bornthe second time.
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  • Born the first time, physically;born the second time,
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  • spiritually.
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  • When John getsto his first Epistle,
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  • he picks up on that conceptand over and over again
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  • in the chapters of 1 John hetalks about being born of God,
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  • being begotten of God.
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  • And these phrasesin 1 John give us
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  • what we might call thebirthmarks of a Christian.
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  • How do you knowyou're a Christian?
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  • How do you knowyou've been born of God?
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  • John the apostle tells usabout that in his first letter.
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  • And I wanna give you fivebirthmarks of a Christian today.
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  • Five things andthere probably are more.
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  • These are the five main ones.
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  • Five ways you can know for surethat you have been born again,
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  • that you're a Christian.
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  • The first birthmark is whatwe might call the birthmark
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  • of confession.
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  • In every oneof these Scriptures,
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  • the term "born of God,"will appear and I've kind
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  • of highlighted it on the screen.
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  • 1 John 5:1 says this:"Whoever believes that Jesus
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  • is the Christ who is born ofGod--whoever believes that Jesus
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  • is the Christ is born of God,and whoever loves him
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  • who begot also loves himwho is begotten of him."
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  • John said if you wanna knowfor sure that you have been
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  • born again you haveto have made this confession
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  • that Jesus Christis the Son of God
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  • and he's the Saviorof the world.
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  • If you've been born again youhave come to the Lord
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  • sometime in your lifeand you've said,
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  • "Lord, I'm a sinner.I know you're the Savior.
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  • I believe you're the Son of Godand I want you to be my Savior.
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  • Please come andforgive me of my sin."
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  • You've made a confessionof faith.
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  • The book of Romans saysif we confess with our mouth
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  • and believe in our heartthen we will be saved.
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  • So the first thing you shouldask yourself if you claim to be
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  • a Christian: when didyou become a Christian?
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  • When did you confess your faithin Jesus Christ?
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  • Somebody said to me:"Well, I'm not sure I'm saved
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  • 'cause I know I madea confession
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  • but I don't remember the date."
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  • You don't need to have the date.
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  • You just need to knowthere was a date, right?
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  • You may say, "Well,I didn't write it down."
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  • Well, that's all right.God did.
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  • He wrote it down.
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  • He keeps recordspretty good up there.
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  • But you need to knowthere was a time.
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  • The reason I say thatis you don't just float
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  • into Christianity.
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  • Christianity is a decisionthat you make.
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  • It's a confession thatyou say with your mouth.
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  • You say, "I believe thatJesus Christ is the Son of God,
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  • that he is the Saviorof the world,
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  • and I ask him to be my Savior."
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  • That's what Christianity is allabout: "That God so loved
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  • the world that he gavehis only begotten Son,
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  • that whosoever believethin him should not perish
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  • but have everlasting life."
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  • 1 John 4:1 to 3 says: "Beloved,do not believe every spirit,
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  • but test the spirits,whether they are of God;
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  • because many false prophetshave gone out into the world.
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  • By this you knowthe Spirit of God:
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  • Every spirit that confessesthat Jesus Christ
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  • has come in the flesh is of God,and every spirit
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  • that does not confessthat Jesus Christ has come
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  • in the flesh is not of God."
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  • John said when he wrotehis Epistle,
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  • "Look out, 'cause peopleare gonna come and
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  • they're gonna say you don'thave to believe in Jesus,
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  • you don't have to believethat Jesus is from God.
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  • Just believe, just have faith."
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  • And some people takeJesus Christ and they
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  • put him in a pantheon of othergods as if he is one of many.
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  • No, if you're gonna bea Christian,
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  • you have to believe thatJesus Christ is the Son of God,
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  • that he's the way, the truth,and the life and that
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  • no man comes to the Fatherexcept through him.
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  • John 3:36 says it this way:"He who believes in the Son
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  • has everlasting life; and hewho does not believe in
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  • the Son shall not see life, butthe wrath of God is upon him."
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  • So if you believe in the Son,if you've accepted Christ,
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  • if there's been a confessionof faith in your life,
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  • then the Bible saysyou've passed the first test.
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  • You've got the birthmarkof confession.
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  • And I think most of us are okaywith that one.
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  • We've come to the place where weremember that there was a time
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  • when we accepted the Lord.
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  • If someone asks you howyou know you're a Christian,
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  • you've got two options.
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  • You can say, "Because I,"or you can say, "Because he."
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  • If you say, "Because I,"you'll probably follow it up
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  • with all the things you thinkyou've done to
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  • make you a Christian.
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  • That won't work.
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  • If you're a Christian,it's not because I,
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  • it's because he.
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  • He's the one who did it.
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  • Because he died,because he paid the penalty,
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  • because he's your Savior.
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  • So the first birthmark is this:the birthmark of confession.
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  • The second one is what we mightcall the birthmark of change.
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  • 1 John 2:29 says it this way:"If you know that
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  • he is righteous, you know thateveryone who practices
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  • righteousness is born of him."
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  • There's that expressionagain: born of him.
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  • The Bible says that when youconfess Jesus Christ
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  • as your Savior and receive himinto your life,
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  • something happens to youand you change.
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  • You can't be the same.
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  • If you can accept Jesus Christand be the same as
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  • you were before him,what do you need him for?
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  • No, when he comesto live within you,
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  • stuff starts to change.
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  • I mean, some people, you know,you've heard stories about
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  • "Oh, I became a Christian.
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  • I threw all my alcohol away,threw all my cigarettes away,
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  • got all my girlie magazinesand burned 'em up.
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  • And I did it that dayand I've never--"
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  • That doesn't happenfor most people.
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  • That's really unusual.
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  • Most people get saved andwhat happens when you get saved,
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  • the Holy Spirit sets up shopin your heart and he starts
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  • working on you,little by little.
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  • He cleans this up over here.He changes this over here.
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  • He gets this attitude right,makes that relationship better.
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  • And little by little,you notice things
  • 00:12:04.974 --> 00:12:07.443
  • are happening in your life.
  • 00:12:07.476 --> 00:12:09.145
  • You're being changed.
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  • You're being transformed.
  • 00:12:10.913 --> 00:12:12.982
  • You're not being reformed.
  • 00:12:13.015 --> 00:12:14.450
  • If you were being reformed,that would be something
  • 00:12:14.483 --> 00:12:15.985
  • from the outside in.
  • 00:12:16.018 --> 00:12:17.319
  • No, transformation isfrom the inside out
  • 00:12:17.353 --> 00:12:19.622
  • and it's an inside-out jobbecause Jesus Christ
  • 00:12:19.655 --> 00:12:21.991
  • now lives within you.
  • 00:12:22.024 --> 00:12:23.325
  • When he comes to livewithin you,
  • 00:12:23.359 --> 00:12:24.660
  • he makes youinto a different person.
  • 00:12:24.693 --> 00:12:28.164
  • You see, the way you understandthat is when you give your life
  • 00:12:28.197 --> 00:12:30.533
  • to Christ he sendsthe Holy Spirit to live
  • 00:12:30.566 --> 00:12:34.170
  • within your heart andhow many of you know
  • 00:12:34.203 --> 00:12:36.939
  • that his first name is Holy?
  • 00:12:36.972 --> 00:12:39.608
  • He's the Holy Spirit.
  • 00:12:39.642 --> 00:12:41.911
  • And when the Holy Spiritcomes to live within you,
  • 00:12:41.944 --> 00:12:44.480
  • he goes on a mission to make youholy and to change the way
  • 00:12:44.513 --> 00:12:49.151
  • you live.
  • 00:12:49.185 --> 00:12:50.719
  • So if that happens in your life,if you can look at that
  • 00:12:50.753 --> 00:12:53.289
  • and there's anythinglike that in your life,
  • 00:12:53.322 --> 00:12:55.224
  • that's a really good signyou got the real deal.
  • 00:12:55.257 --> 00:12:58.194
  • Because when the Holy Spiritcomes to live within you,
  • 00:12:58.227 --> 00:13:00.129
  • he makes a change in your life.
  • 00:13:00.162 --> 00:13:02.798
  • 2 Corinthians 5:17says it this way:
  • 00:13:02.832 --> 00:13:05.434
  • "Therefore, if any man bein Christ,
  • 00:13:05.467 --> 00:13:08.504
  • he is a new creature; old thingsare passed away; behold,
  • 00:13:08.537 --> 00:13:14.543
  • all things are becoming new."
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  • That's what it means to bea Christian.
  • 00:13:16.579 --> 00:13:19.114
  • The birthmark of change.
  • 00:13:19.148 --> 00:13:22.017
  • The third one is whatwe might call the birthmark
  • 00:13:22.051 --> 00:13:24.119
  • of compassion.
  • 00:13:24.153 --> 00:13:26.956
  • Here's another born of Godverse.
  • 00:13:26.989 --> 00:13:29.525
  • 1 John 4:7: "Beloved,let us love one another,
  • 00:13:29.558 --> 00:13:33.662
  • for love is of God; and everyonewho loves is born of God
  • 00:13:33.696 --> 00:13:39.902
  • and knows God."
  • 00:13:39.935 --> 00:13:42.671
  • If you know that you areChristian by what you believe,
  • 00:13:42.705 --> 00:13:47.243
  • you know that you're a Christianalso by how you live and now
  • 00:13:47.276 --> 00:13:50.379
  • the Bible says you know you'rea Christian by who you love.
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  • This is a little more subjectivethan the first two
  • 00:13:53.883 --> 00:13:56.552
  • but it's just as important.
  • 00:13:56.585 --> 00:13:58.854
  • This passage says that when youbecome a Christian you start
  • 00:13:58.888 --> 00:14:03.225
  • to love other Christians.
  • 00:14:03.259 --> 00:14:05.628
  • When you become a Christian youget God's DNA and then you look
  • 00:14:05.661 --> 00:14:08.831
  • around and you find that thereare other people who are
  • 00:14:08.864 --> 00:14:11.066
  • in this family.
  • 00:14:11.100 --> 00:14:12.735
  • And you start wantingto hang out with them.
  • 00:14:12.768 --> 00:14:15.337
  • You start wanting to bewith them 'cause you love 'em.
  • 00:14:15.371 --> 00:14:17.039
  • You get in a small groupwith them,
  • 00:14:17.072 --> 00:14:18.374
  • or you get into a Sundayschool class with them,
  • 00:14:18.407 --> 00:14:20.009
  • or you find a way to bewith other Christians.
  • 00:14:20.042 --> 00:14:23.479
  • Wherever we goacross the country,
  • 00:14:23.512 --> 00:14:24.914
  • we don't know anybody and yetwithin five minutes it feels
  • 00:14:24.947 --> 00:14:27.249
  • like you just know everybody.
  • 00:14:27.283 --> 00:14:28.651
  • You're a part of the family.
  • 00:14:28.684 --> 00:14:31.153
  • There's something specialabout being a Christian
  • 00:14:31.186 --> 00:14:33.489
  • that makes it possible for youto instantly bond
  • 00:14:33.522 --> 00:14:36.392
  • with other Christians whereveryou find them.
  • 00:14:36.425 --> 00:14:38.827
  • It's the most amazing thing.
  • 00:14:38.861 --> 00:14:41.664
  • So if you wanna know are youa Christian for sure,
  • 00:14:41.697 --> 00:14:44.900
  • the birthmark of confessiontells you
  • 00:14:44.934 --> 00:14:47.036
  • what you have believed,the birthmark of change says
  • 00:14:47.069 --> 00:14:49.872
  • there's been somethingchanging in your life.
  • 00:14:49.905 --> 00:14:51.874
  • Here's the birthmarkof compassion.
  • 00:14:51.907 --> 00:14:54.310
  • Who do you love?
  • 00:14:54.343 --> 00:14:56.011
  • And then, fourth,is what we might call
  • 00:14:56.045 --> 00:14:58.380
  • the birthmark of conflict.
  • 00:14:58.414 --> 00:15:02.384
  • 1 John 5:4 says:"Whoever is born of God,"
  • 00:15:02.418 --> 00:15:07.623
  • there it is again.
  • 00:15:07.656 --> 00:15:09.158
  • "Whoever is born of Godovercomes the world.
  • 00:15:09.191 --> 00:15:13.195
  • And this is the victorythat has overcome the world,
  • 00:15:13.228 --> 00:15:16.265
  • even our faith."
  • 00:15:16.298 --> 00:15:18.834
  • Now this isan interesting thought.
  • 00:15:18.867 --> 00:15:21.337
  • John says if you are born againyou are in a conflict
  • 00:15:21.370 --> 00:15:25.274
  • with the world.
  • 00:15:25.307 --> 00:15:27.209
  • You could add the fleshand the devil to that list too.
  • 00:15:27.242 --> 00:15:29.845
  • When you become a Christianyou take on some foes
  • 00:15:29.878 --> 00:15:32.815
  • you didn't have before.
  • 00:15:32.848 --> 00:15:35.084
  • You've crossed the line.
  • 00:15:35.117 --> 00:15:36.485
  • You've joined the other team.
  • 00:15:36.518 --> 00:15:38.220
  • And the people that wereon the team where you were
  • 00:15:38.253 --> 00:15:40.089
  • before aren't gonna takethat sitting down.
  • 00:15:40.122 --> 00:15:42.658
  • They're gonna harass youand give you grief:
  • 00:15:42.691 --> 00:15:43.993
  • "What's the matter with you?
  • 00:15:44.026 --> 00:15:45.327
  • You used to do thisand you don't do it?
  • 00:15:45.361 --> 00:15:46.662
  • You're just a goody two-shoes.What's happened to you?
  • 00:15:46.695 --> 00:15:48.797
  • Oh, you got religion."
  • 00:15:48.831 --> 00:15:51.166
  • Now, here's what John is saying:When you become a Christian
  • 00:15:51.200 --> 00:15:55.537
  • and you really trulyhave been saved,
  • 00:15:55.571 --> 00:15:58.107
  • you will find thatyou're in conflict and,
  • 00:15:58.140 --> 00:16:00.876
  • little by little, you will beginto see that God is helping you
  • 00:16:00.909 --> 00:16:04.646
  • win some of those battles.
  • 00:16:04.680 --> 00:16:06.749
  • You will become an overcomer.
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  • You will no longer be victimizedby all of these things.
  • 00:16:09.284 --> 00:16:11.920
  • You'll become a victorin these things.
  • 00:16:11.954 --> 00:16:14.590
  • Doesn't mean you win 'em all.Nobody does.
  • 00:16:14.623 --> 00:16:17.860
  • You lose some here and there.
  • 00:16:17.893 --> 00:16:19.194
  • But it seems like the longeryou walk with the Lord,
  • 00:16:19.228 --> 00:16:21.263
  • if you stay in fellowshipand stay in faith with him,
  • 00:16:21.296 --> 00:16:23.399
  • you start winningmore than you lose and,
  • 00:16:23.432 --> 00:16:26.301
  • little by little, you gain thesense that the Spirit of God who
  • 00:16:26.335 --> 00:16:30.172
  • lives within you is greater thanthe spirit that is in the world.
  • 00:16:30.205 --> 00:16:33.242
  • And because of that,you can have victory
  • 00:16:33.275 --> 00:16:36.078
  • in your life.
  • 00:16:36.111 --> 00:16:38.147
  • If you lose all the battles,if you never win any,
  • 00:16:38.180 --> 00:16:41.216
  • if you always are victimized,that's not a good sign.
  • 00:16:41.250 --> 00:16:45.921
  • And then the final one,and I've tried to save
  • 00:16:45.954 --> 00:16:49.224
  • as much time as I can for thisbecause this is the one that,
  • 00:16:49.258 --> 00:16:51.493
  • really, some people reallystruggle with.
  • 00:16:51.527 --> 00:16:54.096
  • it seems likeit disqualifies everybody.
  • 00:16:54.129 --> 00:16:56.999
  • Listen to this.
  • 00:16:57.032 --> 00:16:58.333
  • The birthmark of conduct.
  • 00:16:58.367 --> 00:17:00.669
  • 1 John 3:9: "Whoever is bornof God does not sin,
  • 00:17:00.702 --> 00:17:07.776
  • for his seed remains in him;and he cannot sin,
  • 00:17:07.810 --> 00:17:11.046
  • because he has been bornof God."
  • 00:17:11.080 --> 00:17:14.783
  • 1 John 5:18: "We know thatwhoever is born of God
  • 00:17:14.817 --> 00:17:18.954
  • does not sin; but he who hasbeen born of God keeps himself,
  • 00:17:18.987 --> 00:17:24.393
  • and the wicked one does nottouch him."
  • 00:17:24.426 --> 00:17:26.929
  • Now, if you read these versesstraight out of context
  • 00:17:26.962 --> 00:17:29.264
  • what it would seem to say is,that if you ever sin,
  • 00:17:29.298 --> 00:17:31.767
  • you can't be a Christian.
  • 00:17:31.800 --> 00:17:34.369
  • Every single one of usin this room is disqualified,
  • 00:17:34.403 --> 00:17:36.972
  • especially me.
  • 00:17:37.005 --> 00:17:38.874
  • All of us.
  • 00:17:38.907 --> 00:17:40.476
  • What John is saying is this:If you can live your life
  • 00:17:40.509 --> 00:17:43.278
  • in willful rebellion against Godand his Word and believe
  • 00:17:43.312 --> 00:17:47.716
  • that you are Christian,you are deceiving yourself.
  • 00:17:47.749 --> 00:17:53.055
  • The message of 1 John 3:9is very clear.
  • 00:17:53.088 --> 00:17:56.325
  • The word for sin in the passageis in the present active tense
  • 00:17:56.358 --> 00:18:00.195
  • and what it means is itdescribes a continuous action.
  • 00:18:00.229 --> 00:18:04.366
  • If you say that you are a childof God and you continually sin
  • 00:18:04.399 --> 00:18:09.471
  • in rebellion against God,you're deceiving yourself.
  • 00:18:09.505 --> 00:18:14.176
  • Whoever keeps on rebelliouslyviolating God's law,
  • 00:18:14.209 --> 00:18:19.181
  • whoever thinks that becausehe claims to be a Christian,
  • 00:18:19.214 --> 00:18:21.483
  • he can live any way he wants,whoever does that,
  • 00:18:21.517 --> 00:18:24.119
  • he is not born again.
  • 00:18:24.153 --> 00:18:26.021
  • I hear people sometimes say,"Well, I prayed the prayer
  • 00:18:26.054 --> 00:18:28.223
  • and I went forwardand I've been baptized and I'm--
  • 00:18:28.257 --> 00:18:30.759
  • I live in the age of graceand I can just do
  • 00:18:30.792 --> 00:18:32.895
  • whatever I want."
  • 00:18:32.928 --> 00:18:34.663
  • No, you can't.You can't.
  • 00:18:34.696 --> 00:18:38.267
  • If you've been born again,the Bible says God's seed
  • 00:18:38.300 --> 00:18:40.736
  • has come to live within you.
  • 00:18:40.769 --> 00:18:42.804
  • His nature is in you.
  • 00:18:42.838 --> 00:18:45.240
  • And that nature, that seed,will not allow you to do that.
  • 00:18:45.274 --> 00:18:49.044
  • And if you do that,what you're doing is
  • 00:18:49.077 --> 00:18:51.079
  • demonstrating that you don'thave that seed within you.
  • 00:18:51.113 --> 00:18:54.550
  • I don't know if the restof you know this,
  • 00:18:54.583 --> 00:18:56.151
  • but if you're a Christian Godgives you a special kind
  • 00:18:56.185 --> 00:18:58.754
  • of sensitivity to stuffthat's wrong in your life.
  • 00:18:58.787 --> 00:19:02.224
  • Isn't that true?
  • 00:19:02.257 --> 00:19:03.825
  • Whoever is born of Goddoes not keep on sinning,
  • 00:19:03.859 --> 00:19:06.929
  • does not keep on doing thesame thing over and over again,
  • 00:19:06.962 --> 00:19:09.331
  • that he knows is a violationof the law of God.
  • 00:19:09.364 --> 00:19:11.700
  • He doesn't do it.
  • 00:19:11.733 --> 00:19:14.937
  • John tells us thatwhen we're born of God
  • 00:19:14.970 --> 00:19:16.505
  • we have God's seed in us.
  • 00:19:16.538 --> 00:19:19.374
  • Let's face it, we're never gonnakeep all of his commandments,
  • 00:19:19.408 --> 00:19:21.543
  • we're never gonna loseall the things that we do
  • 00:19:21.577 --> 00:19:25.147
  • that are wrong.
  • 00:19:25.180 --> 00:19:26.481
  • We're never gonna love allthe people that we should love.
  • 00:19:26.515 --> 00:19:28.617
  • We're never gonna doall the right things
  • 00:19:28.650 --> 00:19:31.253
  • but let me tell you,the fact that these experience
  • 00:19:31.286 --> 00:19:33.488
  • have come into our lives andare a part of who we are,
  • 00:19:33.522 --> 00:19:35.757
  • that we even think about'em and talk about them,
  • 00:19:35.791 --> 00:19:37.726
  • and they were absentbefore we became Christians,
  • 00:19:37.759 --> 00:19:41.930
  • that gives us assurance thatwe have something new going on.
  • 00:19:41.964 --> 00:19:45.434
  • And one of the great joysof being the pastor
  • 00:19:45.467 --> 00:19:47.236
  • of this church is to watch thathappen in so many lives.
  • 00:19:47.269 --> 00:19:51.039
  • People come and they give theirheart to Christ and a year later
  • 00:19:51.073 --> 00:19:54.977
  • I check on 'emand it's like
  • 00:19:55.010 --> 00:19:56.445
  • they're not eventhe same person.
  • 00:19:56.478 --> 00:19:58.981
  • They've just been totallychanged and they're different.
  • 00:19:59.014 --> 00:20:02.184
  • That's what the businessof salvation is,
  • 00:20:02.217 --> 00:20:04.620
  • is to change us, amen?
  • 00:20:04.653 --> 00:20:07.456
  • And make us God's people.
  • 00:20:07.489 --> 00:20:10.759
  • One of the reasonsa lot of people don't have
  • 00:20:10.792 --> 00:20:13.228
  • assurance of salvationis because
  • 00:20:13.262 --> 00:20:15.097
  • since they became Christians,
  • 00:20:15.130 --> 00:20:16.932
  • they've done somethingand they don't think
  • 00:20:16.965 --> 00:20:19.668
  • God can forgive them.
  • 00:20:19.701 --> 00:20:21.003
  • You know, all of usin our families, in our lives,
  • 00:20:21.036 --> 00:20:24.406
  • we have some thingsthat we're not proud of
  • 00:20:24.439 --> 00:20:27.843
  • and they happen.
  • 00:20:27.876 --> 00:20:29.511
  • Life is like that.
  • 00:20:29.544 --> 00:20:31.847
  • So many people who areChristians don't understand that
  • 00:20:31.880 --> 00:20:35.250
  • the same God who forgave themis willing to forgive them
  • 00:20:35.284 --> 00:20:39.121
  • even when they failafter they've been saved.
  • 00:20:39.154 --> 00:20:42.791
  • The book of 1 John also says:"If we confess our sin,
  • 00:20:42.824 --> 00:20:46.128
  • he's faithful and justto forgive us our sin,"
  • 00:20:46.161 --> 00:20:48.330
  • now watch this, "and cleanse usfrom all unrighteousness."
  • 00:20:48.363 --> 00:20:51.867
  • And that was writtento Christians,
  • 00:20:51.900 --> 00:20:53.735
  • not the unsaved people.
  • 00:20:53.769 --> 00:20:55.103
  • Max Lucado tells a storyabout getting a letter
  • 00:20:56.104 --> 00:20:58.807
  • from his insurance companytelling him
  • 00:20:58.840 --> 00:21:01.576
  • that he was gonna be droppedfrom coverage
  • 00:21:01.610 --> 00:21:03.745
  • because he hadtoo many speeding tickets
  • 00:21:03.779 --> 00:21:05.580
  • and one fender bender.
  • 00:21:05.614 --> 00:21:07.516
  • And I thought--I had a lot more respect
  • 00:21:07.549 --> 00:21:08.917
  • for Max to put that in a book.
  • 00:21:08.950 --> 00:21:10.385
  • I'd never tell anybodythat if that were true of me.
  • 00:21:10.419 --> 00:21:13.355
  • Confess my sin to the Lord butI'm not telling you all that.
  • 00:21:13.388 --> 00:21:17.759
  • So one day he said he receivedthis letter in the mail
  • 00:21:17.793 --> 00:21:19.928
  • and it was informing him to seekcoverage elsewhere.
  • 00:21:19.961 --> 00:21:24.499
  • As he reflected on it,he realized he wasn't
  • 00:21:24.533 --> 00:21:27.369
  • good enough for this insurancecompany anymore.
  • 00:21:27.402 --> 00:21:30.772
  • And he said the spiritual tie-inwas just too obvious.
  • 00:21:30.806 --> 00:21:34.142
  • Many people fear receivingsuch a letter from God,
  • 00:21:34.176 --> 00:21:37.879
  • and so Lucado imaginedcorrespondence
  • 00:21:37.913 --> 00:21:42.117
  • from heaven to someone inthe situation I've described.
  • 00:21:42.150 --> 00:21:45.287
  • Straight from the underwritingdivision of the Pearly Gates,
  • 00:21:45.320 --> 00:21:51.093
  • here's the letter:"Dear Mrs. Smith,
  • 00:21:51.126 --> 00:21:54.796
  • I am writing in responseto this morning's request
  • 00:21:54.830 --> 00:21:57.299
  • for forgiveness.
  • 00:21:57.332 --> 00:21:59.067
  • I am sorry to inform youthat you have reached
  • 00:21:59.101 --> 00:22:01.336
  • your quota of sins.
  • 00:22:01.370 --> 00:22:04.106
  • Our records show that sinceemploying our services
  • 00:22:04.139 --> 00:22:06.675
  • you have erred seven timesin the area of greed
  • 00:22:06.708 --> 00:22:09.711
  • and your prayer life issubstandard when compared
  • 00:22:09.745 --> 00:22:12.280
  • to others of like ageand circumstance.
  • 00:22:12.314 --> 00:22:15.517
  • Further review reveals thatyour understanding of doctrine
  • 00:22:15.550 --> 00:22:18.153
  • is in the lower 20 percentileand you have
  • 00:22:18.186 --> 00:22:23.425
  • excessive tendencies to gossip.
  • 00:22:23.458 --> 00:22:28.063
  • Because of your sins you are ahigh risk candidate for heaven.
  • 00:22:28.096 --> 00:22:32.167
  • You understand that grace hasits limits and Jesus sends
  • 00:22:32.200 --> 00:22:35.604
  • his regrets and kindest regardsand hopes you will find
  • 00:22:35.637 --> 00:22:38.874
  • some other form of coverage."
  • 00:22:38.907 --> 00:22:41.076
  • Now, we laugh at that.Why do we laugh at that?
  • 00:22:46.081 --> 00:22:48.216
  • It's ridiculous, isn't it?
  • 00:22:48.250 --> 00:22:49.951
  • You don't need anyother form of coverage.
  • 00:22:49.985 --> 00:22:51.420
  • You've got the best form ofcoverage there ever was produced
  • 00:22:51.453 --> 00:22:54.256
  • and that's the shed bloodof the Lord Jesus Christ
  • 00:22:54.289 --> 00:22:57.125
  • and it doesn't stop workingonce you become a Christian,
  • 00:22:57.159 --> 00:23:00.862
  • amen?
  • 00:23:00.896 --> 00:23:03.231
  • When you become a Christianyou will not get from
  • 00:23:05.534 --> 00:23:08.370
  • the moment of your conversionto the Pearly Gates
  • 00:23:08.403 --> 00:23:10.806
  • without messing up.
  • 00:23:10.839 --> 00:23:13.275
  • Everybody's gonna mess upsomewhere.
  • 00:23:13.308 --> 00:23:16.111
  • The moment you acceptJesus Christ,
  • 00:23:16.144 --> 00:23:17.712
  • eternal life beginsand eternal life
  • 00:23:17.746 --> 00:23:19.514
  • cannot be interrupted,no matter what you do.
  • 00:23:19.548 --> 00:23:23.051
  • In my Bible, there's a littlething that I've put in there
  • 00:23:24.219 --> 00:23:28.557
  • and it goes like this:"God said it, I believe it,
  • 00:23:28.590 --> 00:23:33.161
  • and that settles it."
  • 00:23:33.195 --> 00:23:35.864
  • God said it, I believe it,and that settles it.
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  • I know I'm a Christian.I know I'm gonna go to heaven.
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  • I know I have been forgiven,and I know
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  • that my salvation is sure.
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  • And none of it has anythingto do with me.
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  • It has everythingto do with him.
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • Dr. Jeremiah: Sometimespeople who ask
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  • about being assuredof their salvation
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  • are really askinga different question.
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  • They're asking,"How can I be saved?"
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  • The truth is we can't be sureof something we've never had.
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  • Fortunately,the Bible is perfectly clear
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  • about how to be saved.
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  • Salvation happens whenwe acknowledge our sin
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  • and ask forgiveness from God.
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  • We become a child of God aswe place our faith in God's Son,
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  • Jesus Christ, who died to paythe penalty for our sins.
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  • Next time on "Turning Point."
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  • Dr. Jeremiah: Whatthe Word of God says is,
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  • that in every temptation,
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  • there will always be a wayof escape when you see it,
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  • when you sense it,you better take it.
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  • announcer: Join us next timefor Dr. Jeremiah's message,
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  • "How Can I Overcome Temptation?"
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  • here on "Turning Point."
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  • ♪♪♪
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