• The Character of God
    • The Holiness of God
      • Habakkuk 1:13
      • Isaiah 59:2
    • The Justice of God
      • Psalm 11:7
      • Isaiah 5:16
      • Psalm 7:11-12
  • The Creation of Man
    • Genesis 1:27
  • Depravity & Condemnation of Man
    • Romans 3:23
    • Isaiah 64:6
    • Galatians 3:10
  • The Great Dilemma
    • Proverbs 17:15
    • Genesis 18:25
  • God’s Action
    • While maintaining His holiness and justice, the Bible also affirms that God is love, and that in love
    • He has responded to the plight of man.
    • Motivated by Love
      • 1 John 4:8-10
    • The Cross of Christ
      • Romans 3:23-26
    • The Resurrection
      • Romans 4:25
  • Man’s Response
    • Repentance: Begins with a recognition and confession that what God says about us is true that we have sinned.
      • Psalm 51:3-4
    • A genuine recognition of our sinfulness and guilt will also lead to genuine sorrow, shame and even hatred for what we have done.
      • Romans 7:15
      • Romans 7:24
    • Apparent sincerity of confession alone is never definite evidence of genuine repentance. It must be accompanied by a turning away from sin.
      • Isaiah 1:16
      • Matthew 3:10
    • Faith Defined
      • Hebrews 11:1
      • Romans 4:21
    • Faith Based on The Promises of God
      • John 3:16
      • Acts 16:31
    • Example of a Believer
      • Philippians 3:3
    • The Basis of Genuine Assurance
      • True conversion: A true Christian is a new creation and will live a life that reflects God’s radical work of re-creation in his/her life. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.
        • 2 Corinthians 5:17
        • Matthew 7:16
      • Assurance: Based upon self-examination in the light of Scripture. Test yourselves to see if you are in the faith; examine yourselves! Or do you not recognize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you unless indeed you fail the test?
        • 2 Corinthians 13:5
        • 1 John 5:13
  • Test of Biblical Assurance
    • 1 John 1:5-7 (Walking in the Light)
    • 1 John 1:8-10 (Confession of Sin)
    • 1 John 2:3-4 (Obedience)
    • 1 John 2:9-11 (Love for the Brethren)
    • 1 John 2:15-17 (Hatred for the World)
    • 1 John 2:24-25(Perseverance in Doctrine)
    • 1 John 3:10 (Righteousness)
    • 1 John 4:13 (Spirit’s Testimony)
    • Hebrews 12:5-8 (Discipline)

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