I Know That I Know I Am Saved
2 Timothy 1:12
I. The Source of Our Salvation
A) The Act of Salvation
B) The Fact of Salvation
II. The Surety of Our Salvation
A) The Cause of Doubt
B) The Cure for Doubt
III. The Security of Our Salvation
A) The Preservation We Have in Christ
B) The Reservation We Have from Christ
A businessman was traveling through the country and stopped to ask a young boy for directions; ''Son, I seem to be lost. Do you know how to get to next town?'' The boy replied, ''Nope.'' ''Do you know far it is to the next town?'' Again he replied, ''Nope.'' ''Do you know the name of the next town? Again he answered, ''Nope.'' ''Do you know where this road goes?'' Again the answer was ''Nope.'' Finally the man said, ''You don't seem to know much do you?'' The boy replied, ''I know I ain't lost.''
There are a lot of things that I do not know. But, I know that ''I ain't lost!'' As my pastor used to say, ''I know that I know I am saved.'' With Fanny Crosby I can sing:
Blessed Assurance, Jesus is mine,
Oh what a foretaste of glory divine;
Heir of salvation, purchased of love,
Born of His spirit, washed in His blood.
A pastor asked a dying man, ''My friend, what persuasion are you?'' The man replied, ''I am of Paul's persuasion.'' The pastor said, ''I am afraid you didn't understand me. Of what persuasion are you?'' The man answered, ''Oh, I understood you. I am of Paul's persuasion.'' The pastor then said, ''I'm afraid I don't understand you. There is a Methodist persuasion, Baptist persuasion, Lutheran, Presbyterian, and Nazarene persuasion, but what do you mean by 'Paul's persuasion?''' The man smiled and then said, ''I know Whom I have believed, and am persuaded that He is able to keep that which I have committed unto Him against that day.''
It is the spiritual privilege of every believer to be able to know that they are saved. We read in 1 John 5:13, ''These things have I written unto you that believe ...
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