Grace and Assurance

God’s grace is displayed in God’s goodness to us.

- It is God’s Common Grace to give all people life.
- It is God’s Saving Grace to give us the offer of salvation through His Son - Jesus.

Once we accept God’s gracious salvation in Christ, we are to endure to the end as accepted and sanctified followers. We may fall into sin through spiritual neglect but will never fall away from God’s grace if we have been truly saved.

When saved followers of Jesus fall into sin:

- They grieve the Spirit,
- They impair their graces and comforts,
- They bring reproach on the cause of Christ
- They bring temporal judgments on themselves

Yet the truly saved will be kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation.

Genesis 12:1-3Exodus 19:5-81 Samuel 8:4-7,19-22Isaiah 5:1-7Jeremiah 31:31ff.; Matthew 16:18-1921:28-4524:22,3125:34Luke 1:68-792:29-3219:41-4424:44-48John 1:12-143:165:246:44-45,6510:27-2915:1617:6,12,17-18Acts 20:32Romans 5:9-108:28-3910:12-1511:5-7,26-361 Corinthians 1:1-215:24-28Ephesians 1:4-232:1-103:1-11Colossians 1:12-142 Thessalonians 2:13-142 Timothy 1:122:10,19Hebrews 11:39–12:2James 1:121 Peter 1:2-5,132:4-101 John 1:7-92:193:2.