"YOU CAN HAVE CONFIDENCE!"
April 19, 1992
A brief personal testimony.
Since I have given my life to Jesus Christ I have had confidence.
To have confidence means that you have faith, trust, reliance,
and dependence on God. You cannot have confidence in any
We live in a world today full of insecurity and doubt. Some
believe this world contains no absolutes, meaning there is
nothing you can know for sure.
I believe there have been and are some absolutes. For example,
Jesus was the Son of God. Jesus lived a sinless life. Jesus
died a cruel death. Jesus Christ was raised from the dead.
After His death and before His ascension to heaven to be with
the Father, history records He appeared to many people.
Jesus dead . . . Jesus alive . . . So What? I want to tell
you today what Jesus' resurrection can mean to you
personally. It can give you confidence. The resurrection
of Jesus can give you ...
I. THE CONFIDENCE OF AN INTIMATE RELATIONSHIP.
(vs. 11, 15)
A relationship with a friend or a family member can
only be so intimate.
When I gave my life to Jesus at age fifteen, Jesus came
into my life. He abides in me through the Holy Spirit.
This Spirit is the same Spirit and power that raised
Jesus from the dead! God says in verse 11 this same
Spirit now abides in me to give me life.
In verse 15 the Bible teaches that when you become
saved or you give your life to Jesus you become one
of the sons of God. You are adopted into God's family.
This relationship is so intimate and personal that you
can call God, "Daddy."
One of the great desires in our dav in the lives of
many people is to have an intimate and personal
relationship with someone. Listen, you will only
find that need met when you give your life to Jesus
Christ. Then you can become His child.
H. THE CONFIDENCE OF AN ABIDING HOPE. (v. 23)
The Holy Spirit living in you once you com ...
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