Me and My Assurance (1 of 6) by Ken Trivette

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Me and My Assurance
Series: Building a Bridge to a Strong Christian Life
Ken Trivette
1 Corinthians 16:13; 1 John 5:13

Outline
1. THE CONSEQUENCES OF DOUBT
A) Joyfulness
B) Usefulness
C) Sureness
2. THE CAUSE OF DOUBT
A) Emotional Reason
B) Mental Reason
C) Circumstantial Reason
D) Moral Reason
3. THE CURE FOR DOUBT
A) Faith in God's Provision
B) Faith in God's Promise

There are many famous bridges in the world, one being the Golden Gate Bridge of San Francisco. The Golden Gate Bridge has a total length of 8,981 feet (a little over 2 miles), is 90 feet wide, and weighs more than 887,000 tons. It opened on May 27, 1937 and has averaged 40 million crossing the bridge each year, with the one-billionth car crossing the bridge on February 22, 1985. Today, it is the seventh-longest main span in the world.

The dictionary defines a bridge as "a structure carrying a pathway or roadway over a depression or obstacle." A bridge serves the basic purpose of getting you from one location to another. Over the next few weeks I want to talk to you about a place we should want to get to in our Christian life. The Bible talks a lot about the kind of Christian life we should live. However, we look at what our Christian should be, and what it actually is, and oftentimes we find a great gulf between the two. What we want to do over the next few weeks is build a bridge that will help us to move from where we are to where we ought to be.

The destination we want to reach is a strong Christian life. The Bible says in 1 Corinthians 16:13, "Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit ye like men, be strong." The Bible speaks often of a strong Christian life. The Bible says in Ephesians 6:10, "Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of His might." The Bible speaks of such things as being strong in grace and faith.

Over the next few weeks I want to share with you certain subjects and truths that build a bridge to a strong Christian life. The first ...


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