by Jim Henry

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Rev. Jim Henry, Pastor
First Baptist Church Of Orlando
3701 L. B. McLeod Road
Orlando, Florida 32806-5591


"Driving Down the Stake - Assurance"
John 5:24, 1 John 5:10
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Someone wrote a little couplet saying,
'Tis a thing I long to know.
Oft it gives me anxious thought.
Do I love the Lord or no?
Am I saved or am I not?
A lot of believers, if honest, would say, "I'm not sure about my relationship with
Christ. I think I'm saved. I hope I'm saved. I want to believe I'm saved but I'm not sure.
I have these nagging doubts. I have this uncertainty and I would really like to know if
there is any way I can know that I am saved." I'm glad to say this morning that God has
given us His Word so that you can know ard that we can know and live in the confident
assurance of our relationship with Jesus Christ. And God has got a good word for you
So many people want to know where their roots are and therefore you will see a
lot of people who will go to other countries or they will take some help and go to
graveyards and go to city bureaus and say, "I'd like to know who my parents are, or my
grandparents. I just want to know. There is something within me that says, 'I want to
know the stock I came from. I want to know my daddy, my real mother. I want to
know."' That is an innate longing, I believe, that comes to every person. Also that
innate longing takes place spiritually. I want to know. Am I rightly related to God and if
so how can- I-know? John said, 'These things are written that you may know."
Let's look at the matter. First of all let's look at the uniqueness of the promise
that assures us. He said, "I have written these things so that you may (what?) know.
Did you know that Christianity is an exception to every other religion in the
world? No other religion in the world will offer or guarantee any assurance. Those
religions and faiths are in order to instead of a therefore. They a ...

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