Losing my salvation? When someone remains angry at God

I want to respond a little more to a question that was raised in one of our Facebook live chat sessions. We were talking about the question of whether it is possible to lose your salvation. We talked about the possibility of persisting in sin until the Holy Spirit gives up. I said that thereContinue reading “Losing my salvation? When someone remains angry at God”

Will God give up on me? Finding Eternal Security

This question raises perhaps one of the biggest fears that Christians struggle with. What if I were to fall away from my faith to such an extent that I never recover it and so lose my salvation?  It is the very fear of this that robs many believers of assurance and with that of joy.Continue reading “Will God give up on me? Finding Eternal Security”

Milk, meat and losing my salvation (Hebrews 5:11 -6:12)

Here is our latest Bible study from Hebrews. You can have a look at the questions below and then watch our afternoon tea discussion. For Starters What does the label “Come back kid” mean? How often in reality does that work out? A Look at the Bible What does the text say? Why is theContinue reading “Milk, meat and losing my salvation (Hebrews 5:11 -6:12)”

The people of God kept safe (Revelation 7)

We started the year asking the question “How can we get through the year ahead?” Here’s a  bit more of the answer. Keep trusting -knowing that God has promised to keep you safe through the trials and tribulations of this life (v 1-8) A sense of drama, we are waiting for the last of theContinue reading “The people of God kept safe (Revelation 7)”

The Road home (2 Peter 3:14-18)

Throughout Coronavirus, we’ve taken time each day to pray and look at a Psalm together. I’ve been excited not just to see what each individual Psalm is saying but also to get a sense of the themes coming through. The big theme, particularly in the last part of Psalms is on the journey home forContinue reading “The Road home (2 Peter 3:14-18)”

False Teachers are useless and Dangerous (2 Peter 2:17-22)

I’ve watched a few online talks, sometimes the person doing the talk has a proper to start with, a coffee cup they pretend to drink from. It is embarrassingly obvious that they are miming with an empty cup. Why would you do that? We always make sure we turn up to our facebook afternoon teaContinue reading “False Teachers are useless and Dangerous (2 Peter 2:17-22)”

The Holy Spirit guarantees the promises of God

In our second look at what it means to be “sealed with the Holy Spirit” we look at the wider context. To understand what a phrase means we need to see how it fits within a passage and a book. So have a read of Ephesians 1:1-14. God the Father is worthy of praise andContinue reading “The Holy Spirit guarantees the promises of God”

Justice and Salvation (2 Peter 2:4-10)

Introduction Last time, we saw that we have to be on the look out for false teachers.  However we also saw that despite their sneakiness and arrogance, false teachers cannot avoid God’s judgement. However, how can we be sure that they will receive justice and how can we be certain that in the meantime andContinue reading “Justice and Salvation (2 Peter 2:4-10)”

Assurance and Security – Can I be sure I am saved and can I lose my salvation?

In today’s “Afternoon Tea” session we were talking about assurance. We had a couple of questions about salvation. “Can I know that I am genuinely saved?” and “Is it possible to lose your salvation.” When we are talking about these questions we tend to use two terms. Assurance is about knowing for certain that IContinue reading “Assurance and Security – Can I be sure I am saved and can I lose my salvation?”

Avoiding False Assurance

This is the next bit of our mini-series “A last Conversation with Jesus. Read John 13:18-30. Judas is present at the Last Supper but Jesus says that his words do not apply to him. Judas may be tempted to find assurance in his active participation in the Lord’s Supper or his role as treasurer butContinue reading “Avoiding False Assurance”