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Published by: Sam Crabtree
November 25, 2013

And this is the testimony, that God gave us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.—1 John 5:11–12

 

 

Pastor Sam Crabtree is Bethlehem's Executive Pastor and Lead Pastor for Life Training.

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Collaboration of the Trinity in Salvation: Treasuring the Trinity, Part 2

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Speaker: 
Kenny Stokes
Date Given: 
November 16, 2013
Context/Location/Campus: 
Downtown (campus specific)

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The Hope of Glory

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Speaker: 
Jason Meyer
Date Given: 
September 28, 2013

So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.—2 Corinthians 4:16–18

Introduction

Precious Sovereignty—Priceless Assurance

Author: 
John Piper
Date Given: 
October 15, 1996

When you get the sovereignty of God straight, everything gets straighter. Going wrong here will lead to error in all kinds of unexpected places. O how I pray that God will give us clarity and conviction and joy in our vision of God’s absolute sovereignty at Bethlehem.

The Necessity of Perseverance in Faith and the Assurance of Salvation

Author: 
John Piper
Date Given: 
May 2, 1988

1) In order to be saved and spend eternity enjoying God’s presence a person must persevere in faith to the end (1 Corinthians 15:2; Colossians 1:22,23; Luke 8:11-15; Matthew 10:22; Mark 13:13; Matthew 24:13; Hebrews 3:14; Romans 11:20-22; 2 Timothy 2:11,12; Revelation 2:7,10,11,17,25,26; 3:5,11,12,21).

Grounds for Assurance that God <em>Will</em> “Keep us Trusting”

Author: 
John Piper
Date Given: 
July 7, 1986

Last Sunday we sang this prayer as a congregation: “Keep me ever trusting, resting, fill me with thy grace” (“Jesus, I Am Resting, Resting”). I commented that this prayer implies a dependence on God to keep us from waking up as unbelievers tomorrow morning. I saw some furrowed brows of perplexity.

How to Confirm Your Call and Election

Author: 
John Piper
Date Given: 
May 20, 1985

Last Sunday I presented a practical six-question test. It was a test for your life. A test to discover whether God abides in you, whether you are born again. A test to confirm your calling and election.

Who Am I Talking About?

Author: 
John Piper
Date Given: 
February 18, 1985

I have referred several times to a contemporary movement of evangelicalism that offers assurance of salvation to professing Christians who go on living in sin. Who am I talking about? Here is an example.

Zane Hodges, who teaches at Dallas Seminary, has written a book entitled The Gospel Under Siege (Redencion Viva, 1981).

His position is the very opposite of mine:

On Feeling Secure in God

Author: 
John Piper
Date Given: 
May 7, 1984

One of the greatest helps in feeling hopeful is to know God wants us to feel hopeful. It is small comfort to believe some people are saved but not to know if we are included. My own heart has been so gladdened recently by the assurance of my own salvation that I want you all to share this with me.

Matthew’s Amazing Warnings Not to Be a False Disciple

Author: 
John Piper
Date Given: 
February 5, 1990

Matthew seems unusually burdened to alert us about the danger of thinking we are saved when we are not. Consider these warnings.

5:20 “I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and the Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.”

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