Scotty Smith brings a prayer that seeks to apply a truth that brings peace and liberty. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End. Rev. 22:13 (NIV) When the cares of my heart are many, your consolations cheer my soul. Ps. 94:19 (ESV) You will keep …

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If you prayed as a Christian in the name of Jesus, completely confident that God hears and accepts your prayer, that’s a fruit of the Reformation. Kevin DeYoung interacts with the writings of Martin Luther: [In addition to other spiritual truths, the Reformation] was also about confidence. Not self-confidence, but confidence that God is for …

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If you worshipped as a Christian yesterday assured of your salvation, that’s a fruit of the Reformation. Sinclair Ferguson writes about a lesser acknowledged fruit of the Church’s great awakening, by interacting with one of its contemporary critics: Let us begin with a church history exam question. Cardinal Robert Bellarmine (1542–1621) was a figure not …

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Westminster Confession Of Faith – Lord’s Day 29 Chapter 18 – Of the Assurance of Grace and Salvation (Cont.) (Paragraphs 3-4) III. This infallible assurance does not so belong to the essence of faith but that a true believer may wait long and conflict with many difficulties before he be partaker of it: yet, being …

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Westminster Confession Of Faith – Lord’s Day 28 Chapter 18 – Of the Assurance of Grace and Salvation (Paragraphs 1-2) I. Although hypocrites, and other unregenerate men, may vainly deceive themselves with false hopes and carnal presumptions: of being in the favour of God and estate of salvation; which hope of theirs shall perish: yet …

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From Scotty Smith’s prayer/blog Heavenward: The Once-and-For-All-ness of Jesus’ Single Sacrifice for Our Sins Under the old covenant, the priest stands and ministers before the altar day after day, offering the same sacrifices again and again, which can never take away sins. But our High Priest offered himself to God as a single sacrifice for …

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Zac Hicks writes about corporate worship training and equipping disciples of Jesus for their day to day life following Christ. Part of [the church Hicks was attending at the time] weekly service structure was a rehearsal of repentance, a Confession of Sin and an Assurance of Pardon. Week in and week out, we would have …

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