Vital Signs of Saving Faith

Vital Signs of Saving Faith

God wants each of His children to know beyond a shadow of any doubt that he or she has eternal life. The apostle John writes, "These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know that you have eternal life" (1 Jn 5:13). God does not desire that we be uncertain about our eternal destiny; He wants us to be absolutely sure that salvation is . . .

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Do the Work of an Evangelist

Do the Work of an Evangelist

In his final letter, Paul charges his son in the faith, Timothy, “do the work of an evangelist” (2 Timothy 4:5). With these words, the aged apostle establishes the timeless standard for pastoral ministry, not only for young Timothy, but for all pastors in every generation. With apostolic authority, this imperative command comes with binding force. All pastors must do the work of an evangelist.

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Salvation: How to Be Absolutely Sure

Salvation: How to Be Absolutely Sure

Some time ago, on a flight to Oregon, I sat next to a woman who asked where I was going. “Sisters, Oregon,” I answered. “Do you know where it is?”

Assuring me that she did, the woman asked, “What’s your business there?”

After I said I was writing a book about how we can be sure we are going to heaven, she marveled, “You mean you can know that you are going to heaven?”

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