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Finding the Assurance of Salvation (1 of 4)
We are starting a new series today called START in which we are going to look at the six most essential things you need to master to thrive in the Christian life.
This is going to be a great series to bring someone to—as we are going to talk about the basics of what Christians believe—why we believe them, and why they are so important. And let me tell you something I’m really excited about: Our descipleship team has produced a six-week study called START that goes along with this. This study is going to do two things: (1) Each study is going to take you deeper into these things, showing you how to make them a permanent part of your life. But even more than that, (2) this study is going to serve as an introductory tool that you can take someone through whom you’re trying to introduce to Jesus. (No just during this series, but for years to come.)
These six things are basically the first questions you think about when becoming a Christian. Things like: What’s salvation all about and how can you know for sure you have it? How should you approach the Bible? How do you start to pray?
In fact, one of the things you are going to be challenged to do through this series is find someone outside of the church whom who can take through these things… Each disciple of Jesus is supposed to reproduce—to make other disciples of Jesus—and this study, we believe, is going to be a tool that helps you do that. Think of it like a starter kit for a new Christian.
Now, some of you say: “I’ve been a Christian for a long time. Am I going to be bored during this?”
-Let me ask you this: Do you know these things well enough to teach them easily to someone else? That’s how I want you to listen to this: Can I teach someone the basics of the Christian faith effectively?
Plus, I’ll tell you one more thing: Two of the greatest coaches in sports history, Vince Lombardi and Dean Smith, w ...
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