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Blessed Assurance

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Do you have a blessed assurance of your standing before God? What is it and how do we get it?

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TNCC Question
What is God?
TNCC Verse
Psalm 86:8–10 ESV
8 There is none like you among the gods, O Lord, nor are there any works like yours. 9 All the nations you have made shall come and worship before you, O Lord, and shall glorify your name. 10 For you are great and do wondrous things; you alone are God.
Ps
TNCC Answer
God is the creator and sustainer of everyone and everything. He is eternal, infinite, and unchangeable in His power and perfection, goodness and glory, wisdom, justice, and truth. Nothing happens except through Him and by His will.
INTRO
Illustration of need addressed.
ADVERTISEMENT
Connect illustration to present day hearers.
Transition = Show this need or similar issue was also the question behind the biblical text.
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Title & Text
Blessed Assurance
Pray
God our Father sometimes we doubt you, often we doubt ourselves as well. We question our faith, we question your provision, we question your goodness. We read your word one day and then doubt your promises the next! God help us to trust you, to have peace in you, and to find our assurance in Jesus Christ. You have made it clear before that it is in you that we are saved, please speak again today to us and give us the assurance that we so often crave.
Amen
THE SERMON BODY
Information About Esau’s Wives 26.34-35
Wives of Esau
2x wives
2x wives
hittite wives
bitterness
Isaac’s Blessing of Jacob 27.1-29
Isaac’s plan 27.1-4
getting old
get game
get blessing
Rebekah’s plan 27.5-13
get goats
make food
steal blessing
Jacob’s deception 27.14-25
covered by clothes and skins
lies three times
Blessing given 27.26-29
prosperity
power
protection
Isaac’s Blessing of Esau 27.30-40
Deception discovered 27.30-33
the food is hot
the jig is up
the blessing is secure
Esau’s enragement 27.34-38
blessing deeply desired
nothing left to give
brotherly bitterness
“‘Blessing’” given 27.39-40
restless
ruthless
controlled
rebellious
Family Fallout 27.41-28.9
Esau’s plot 27.41
hatred, vengeance and murder
Rebekah’s intervention 27.42-46
hears the plot
explains the escape
sets up the sending
Jacob is sent away 28.1-5
Isaacs instruction
Isaacs affirmation
Isaacs sending
Esau takes another wife 28.6-9
sees Jacob leave
sees Canaanite women not good
takes daughter of Ismael instead
Theme - Argument
The assurance of Gods blessings come from Him alone.
Esau was unworthy of God’s blessing through Isaac
he did not earn it
he did not deserve it
he was not destined for it
Jacob was unworthy of God’s blessing through Isaac
he did not earn it
he did not deserve it
it was not legally his
but he wanted it
but he received it
but there was an assurance of it
Esau was assured that Jacob was blessed
Isaac was assured that Jacob was blessed
Jacob was assured of God’s blessing
We are unworthy of God’s blessing through Isaac
we cannot earn it
we do not deserve it
it is not legally ours
but we want it
but we need it
but it is offered to us
but if we have it we can be assured of it
Below outline taken from:
Manser, Martin H. Dictionary of Bible Themes: The Accessible and Comprehensive Tool for Topical Studies. London: Martin Manser, 2009.
Manser, Martin H. Dictionary of Bible Themes: The Accessible and Comprehensive Tool for Topical Studies. London: Martin Manser, 2009.
Psalm 19:1 ESV
1 The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.
Isaiah 49:23 ESV
23 Kings shall be your foster fathers, and their queens your nursing mothers. With their faces to the ground they shall bow down to you, and lick the dust of your feet. Then you will know that I am the Lord; those who wait for me shall not be put to shame.”
Hebrews 6:17 ESV
17 So when God desired to show more convincingly to the heirs of the promise the unchangeable character of his purpose, he guaranteed it with an oath,
John 20:30–31 ESV
30 Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book; 31 but these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.
Romans 1:4 ESV
4 and was declared to be the Son of God in power according to the Spirit of holiness by his resurrection from the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord,
Hebrews 2:4 ESV
4 while God also bore witness by signs and wonders and various miracles and by gifts of the Holy Spirit distributed according to his will.
Romans 8:16 ESV
16 The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God,
2 Corinthians 1:22 ESV
22 and who has also put his seal on us and given us his Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee.
John 15:27 ESV
27 And you also will bear witness, because you have been with me from the beginning.
1 Peter 5:1 ESV
1 So I exhort the elders among you, as a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, as well as a partaker in the glory that is going to be revealed:
His acceptance of us
His
Galatians 3:28 ESV
28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
Isaiah 54:10 ESV
10 For the mountains may depart and the hills be removed, but my steadfast love shall not depart from you, and my covenant of peace shall not be removed,” says the Lord, who has compassion on you.
Galatians 3:28 ESV
28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
1 John 3:1–2 ESV
1 See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him. 2 Beloved, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is.
Deuteronomy 31:8 ESV
8 It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.”
Heb 4.16
Hebrews 4:16 ESV
16 Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
1 Corinthians 6:11 ESV
11 And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.
1 Co
1 John 1:9 ESV
9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
1 Jn 1.19
Philippians 1:6 ESV
6 And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.
1 Thessalonians 3:13 ESV
13 so that he may establish your hearts blameless in holiness before our God and Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all his saints.
John 6:40 ESV
40 For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who looks on the Son and believes in him should have eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day.”
Galatians 4:7 ESV
7 So you are no longer a slave, but a son, and if a son, then an heir through God.
Jn 6.40
Romans 8:18 ESV
18 For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.
Main Points
1 John 4:19 ESV
19 We love because he first loved us.
Psalm 40:16 ESV
16 But may all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you; may those who love your salvation say continually, “Great is the Lord!”
Philippians 4:4 ESV
4 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice.
Php 4.4
Luke 6:23 ESV
23 Rejoice in that day, and leap for joy, for behold, your reward is great in heaven; for so their fathers did to the prophets.
Philippians 4:7 ESV
7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Fruit of The Spirit
Romans 5:2–3 ESV
2 Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. 3 Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance,
Joy
Philippians 4:4 ESV
4 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice.
Peace
Mark 9:50 ESV
50 Salt is good, but if the salt has lost its saltiness, how will you make it salty again? Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with one another.”
John 14:27 ESV
27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.
Romans 16:20 ESV
20 The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
Philippians 4:7 ESV
7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Love
Matthew 5:44 ESV
44 But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,
John 13:35 ESV
35 By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”
1 Corinthians 8:3 ESV
3 But if anyone loves God, he is known by God.
John 14:15 ESV
15 “If you love me, you will keep my commandments.
1 Corinthians 13:13 ESV
13 So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
1 John 4:19 ESV
19 We love because he first loved us.
Fruit of The Spirit
Galatians 5:22–23 ESV
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.
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CONCLUSION
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COMMUNION
What it stands for
1 Corinthians 11:23–26 ESV
23 For I received from the Lord what I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took bread, 24 and when he had given thanks, he broke it, and said, “This is my body, which is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” 25 In the same way also he took the cup, after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.” 26 For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.
Warning
1 Corinthians 11:27–29 ESV
27 Whoever, therefore, eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty concerning the body and blood of the Lord. 28 Let a person examine himself, then, and so eat of the bread and drink of the cup. 29 For anyone who eats and drinks without discerning the body eats and drinks judgment on himself.
Communion Verses
Matthew 26:26 ESV
26 Now as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and after blessing it broke it and gave it to the disciples, and said, “Take, eat; this is my body.”
Matthew 26:27–28 ESV
27 And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, saying, “Drink of it, all of you, 28 for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.
COMMUNION TOGETHER
Fellowship With Each Other
Acts 2:42–47 ESV
42 And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. 43 And awe came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles. 44 And all who believed were together and had all things in common. 45 And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need. 46 And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, 47 praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved.
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TNCC Answer
INTRO
Illustration of need addressed.
Connect illustration to present day hearers.
Transition = Show this need or similar issue was also the question behind the biblical text.
Clearly state the theme of the text/sermon.
Title & Text
Theme
Pray
THE SERMON BODY
Expose the structure of the text.
Main points should support the theme.
points should follow textual sequence unless good reason to change.
use simple and clear transitions to give structure to movement.
Use verse references before quoting so that listeners can read along.
Use personal observances to illustrate difficult concepts.
CONCLUSION
Be brief.
Don’t introduce new material.
narrow the focus don’t expand it.
Clinch the goal.
Give concrete applications.
Goal
Application
CLOSE
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COMMUNION
What it stands for
Warning
Communion Verses
COMMUNION TOGETHER
Fellowship With Each Other
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