Assured by Greg Gilbert [Free E–pub]

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  • Assured by Greg Gilbert
  • Greg Gilbert
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  • 23 December 2020
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Assured by Greg Gilbert characters å eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB read & download Æ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ´ Greg Gilbert read Assured by Greg Gilbert Despite our professions of belief our baptisms and our membership in the church many of us secretly wonder Am I truly saved We worry that our love for Jesus isn't fervent enough or isn't as fervent as someone else's We worry that our faith isn't strong enough We struggle through the continuing presence of si. 45 starsI found this to be an interesting and thought provoking read There is plenty of gleam from this regardless of where you are at personally when it comes to assurance of salvation I know of people who have been going to church for years were active in ministry and showed a great amount of fruit unable to sleep at night while wrestling over the assurance of their salvation On the flip side I ve seen people who have almost never attended church never picked up a Bible and don t appear to wrestle with their sin proclaim that they have no doubts that they will be going to heaven When it comes to salvation there is a healthy amount of self examination that should be done but our focus in that examination needs to be looking to Jesus and not anything of ourselves Yes there are evidences of faith but they do not make or break it At the end of the day the only way we can have salvation is through Jesus Christ our Savior Regardless of where people are in their walk there is something for everyone to learn from and meditate onPersonally I found this to be both an encouraging and convicting read It encourages the reader that Jesus desired us to find rest in him and assurance for our salvation as the scriptures affirm At the same point we are to realize that while works may be an evidence of faith there is nothing we can do before or after we become a believer that could have any weight on that It really resonated to me how this book worked through thisI got a lot out of this book and found it useful not only for myself but also as a means to help others As someone who works with the youth at church it s not uncommon to hear young teens talk about their struggles with assurance This book provided many tools to help them work through those thoughts and help them to find rest in their relationship with Jesus instead of anxiety This is absolutely a study that I find to be worth the readI received a copy of this book from Baker Books Publishing Thoughts and opinions expressed are mine alone

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Assured by Greg Gilbert characters å eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB read & download Æ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ´ Greg Gilbert read Assured by Greg Gilbert Assured that your sins past present and future are forgiven Assured that everyone stumbles Assured that Jesus is not your judge but your advocate With deep compassion Gilbert comforts readers encouraging them to release their guilt shame and anxiety to rejoice in and follow hard after the One who set them fr. Am I truly savedWhen I was a child I prayed the sinner s prayer many times wondering if it had really worked Truth be told Am I saved is a good uestion to ask After all Paul encourages his readers to Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith Test yourselves Or do you not realize this about yourselves that Jesus Christ is in you unless indeed you fail to meet the test 2 Corinthians 135 ESVThe author of Hebrews also warns his readers about falling away from the faith It was this author who put the fear of God into me a little than a decade ago as our pastors preached through that book I was sure that I currently believed that Jesus Christ died for my sins and that I wanted to follow him but I wondered how I could be sure that I would continue to believe How could I be sure I would never fall away like some of my other friends had over the years The thought still brings tears to my eyes but I have far greater assurance these days than I did when these uestions first plagued me Thankfully my pastors wisely worked through my uestions alongside me directing me to the Word of God where I would find a rock solid foundation for my faith and for assurance of my salvation but what about those who don t have this luxuryGreg Gilbert s book Assured Discover Grace Let Go of Guilt and Rest in Your Salvation addresses some of the same uestions that troubled me years ago and then some Again and again Gilbert demonstrates how the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the promises of God provide a firm foundation for Christian assurance fountainheads from which our sense of certainty of our salvation erupts 20 Gilbert faithfully unpacks Scripture passages that reveal the role of good works with regard to assurance including ways we might misuse this tool and speaks of the witness of the Holy Spirit as the seal of a believer s salvation Further Gilbert discusses ways to strengthen assurance or regain it if it s been lost 19Truth be told much of this ground has been covered in previously published titles but Gilbert also includes a helpful chapter on lies we tend to believe that undermine assurance and another especially encouraging chapter on besetting sins which make this title a uniue and valuable contribution to the discussion Gilbert s writing is accessible edifying and utilizes memorable illustrations I m happy to commend it to any who find themselves wrestling with this subject or seeking to minister to others who areMany thanks to Baker Books for sending me a complimentary copy of Assured These are my honest thoughts I m praying Assured brings fresh warning and conviction where needed and lead to the peace the surpasses all understanding for those who are trusting in the finished work of Jesus Christ for their salvation

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Assured by Greg Gilbert characters å eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB read & download Æ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ´ Greg Gilbert read Assured by Greg Gilbert N in our lives All this steals the joy of our salvation and can lead us into a life characterized by legalism perfectionism and works righteousness the very life Jesus freed us from at the crossBut Greg Gilbert has a message for the anxious believer be assured Assured that your salvation experience was real. Pastoral careful with the use of Scripture and excels in gospel clarity As it turns out gospel clarity does away with a lot of the problems surrounding assurance