This Side of Heaven
The assurance in our faith in Christ makes life in an uncertain world full of confidence, joy, peace and vision.
• Assurance is a foundation in our faith
• John’s assurance is for more than comfort
• The source of assurance is available throughout our lives.
11:1 Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. (ESV)
1 John 1:1-4
1:1 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we looked upon and have touched with our hands, concerning the word of life— 2 the life was made manifest, and we have seen it, and testify to it and proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and was made manifest to us— 3 that which we have seen and heard we proclaim also to you, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ. 4 And we are writing these things so that our joy may be complete. (ESV)
1 John 5:13
13 I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God that you may know that you have eternal life. (ESV)