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I Know That I Know, Because (4 of 7)
August 29, 1999
Theme: Assurance and its marks
Here in Chapter Two, we've found that Paul is speaking to the issue of Assurance in the Believer's life. We saw last week that a believer has assurance when he or she has a practical understanding of the Lord - that means we're responding to The Lord in our lives, which means that we are allowing His Word to LIVE in us - which in turn brings you and me to be more like Him.
This week, I want us to look another aspect of assurance, that being walking maturely in the Lord.
How do we walk in Christ, Jesus? First we walk by faith. We're looking not surprisingly at FAITH during our Sunday Night services. But what does it mean to walk IN faith? What is there about our faith? Did we not first RECEIVE Jesus by faith? Did we not in FAITH trust Him, and put our faith in the hope that He has saved us and that one day we will be raised to be with Him?
When we received Jesus as our Savior and Lord, did we not trust Him to forgive us of ALL our sins? Did we not put our faith in Him to cover us with His Blood and make us righteous and acceptable to God? But I want you to hear this - so listen, now - we didn't have anything to make us acceptable in and of ourselves, ALL we had to do, is BELIEVE in the NAME of the Lord, Jesus Christ, And put our TRUST in HIM.
Well, Paul writes, "received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him," So, how are we supposed to WALK in Him? The Bible tells us EXACTLY how we're to walk, doesn't it? It says in 2 Cor. 5:7, that we're to walk by faith, not by sight, doesn't it?
That means we've got to walk with our eyes and heart on Jesus Christ, not by walking by our human logic, or by walking by what seems good in society, or by walking like we've always done it before. When we walk as we do as humans, we tend to go in circles. It's like walking without a compass. Have you ever been out in the woods, or in really unf ...
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