Category Archives: Assurance

No one came to my support

At my first defense, no one came to my support, but everyone deserted me. It’s natural to default toward self-pity and resentment when we feel forgotten and unappreciated. Continue reading

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The anxiety we feel in death

Our Creator did not allow death to have the final word. Life in our present physical bodies is not our only existence. Continue reading

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Did I commit the unforgivable sin?

It’s interesting that the people who approach me with concern about committing the unpardonable sin focus so much on the second part of the verse and miss the amazing promise Jesus gave in the first part. Continue reading

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What did Jesus teach about entering heaven?

Is there a difference between the way you invite people to receive salvation from God and the way Jesus did? Is there consistency from the gospels through the epistles regarding how one is to be reconciled to God and assured of heaven? Continue reading

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Sure and contagious Hope

Hope that inspires us to press on in the face of distressing and discouraging circumstances. Continue reading

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Confused about God in a world of suffering

In our efforts to understand how God relates to the evil actions of humans (or even to His own acts of judgment), we must make some important distinctions concerning God’s will. Continue reading

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Most important spiritual lesson

I am continually relearning this truth about my total dependence on God. Continue reading

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