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Be Like Mike! - by Michael Phillips
1 John - Part 10
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1 John 3:19-23
Jul 22, 2018 am - In my last sermon, two weeks ago, I told you the story of an old friend of mine, named 'Mike', who struggled mightily with the assurance of his salvation. Part of this struggle-I think-was entirely 'natural'. He was an insecure man, felt like a 'loser', and these feelings crept into his faith and made him always anxious about his soul, ever unsure of his Salvation. I talked to Mike about this many times and at length, but never to any real effect. But I'll never forget the day God did for him what I couldn't. He called me one afternoon, almost shouting with joy: 'I got it!' he said. Got what? He got the Assurance of his Salvation! From where? From the Holy Spirit, of course, but not directly. The Spirit used His Word to bring security to a man who had never had it before. The verse he quoted way back when, was 1 John 3:14- We know we have passed from death to life, because we love the brethren. The word that warmed his heart was.well, which one do you think it was? It was the word, 'know'-we know, not we think or hope or feel or wish, but know, 'we know good and well' as my parents used to say! Mike had the same struggles that you do; the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes ... More >>>

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