Conversion, Assurance Five Points Community Church Behind Enemy Lines May 9, 2010 Cognitive goals

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Ensure summary understanding of conversion Understand assurance of salvation

Affective goals
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Appreciate how a biblical understanding of conversion is important for the local church Be assured of salvation or assured of one's need of salvation to the point of conversion (!)

Announcements
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Mother's Day!

Prayer requests and prayer Lesson Review Dever questions and comments on the importance of assurance for the local church
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Members Pastors Unbelievers Purity of membership

Transition: Have you thought about your own conversion over the past couple of weeks? Some of you may look back on your life and not be able to call out a specific moment where you were converted. For some of you, that moment might be crystal clear. What is the potential danger in both instances? ( Assurance (Wayne Grudem, Systematic Theology, p. 803-806) 1. Do I have a present trust in Christ for salvation?

2. Is there evidence of a regenerating work of the Holy spirit in my heart? 3. Do I see a long-term patter of growth in my Christian life?

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