Assured: Discover Grace, Let Go of Guilt, and Rest in Your Salvation

Assured: Discover Grace, Let Go of Guilt, and Rest in Your Salvation❮PDF / Epub❯ ★ Assured: Discover Grace, Let Go of Guilt, and Rest in Your Salvation Author Greg Gilbert – Heartforum.co.uk Despite our professions of belief, our baptisms, and our membership in the church, many of us secretly wonder, Am I truly savedWe worry that our love for Jesus isn t fervent enough or isn t as fervent Despite our professions of belief, our baptisms, and Grace, Let PDF º our membership in the church, many of us Assured: Discover PDF \ secretly wonder, Am I truly savedWe worry that our love for Jesus isn t fervent enough or Discover Grace, Let PDF ´ isn t as fervent as someone else s We worry that our faith isn t strong enough We struggle through the continuing presence of sin 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 cross But Greg Gilbert has a message for the anxious believer be assured Assured that your salvation experience was real 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 free.

Librarian Note There isthan one author in the Grace, Let PDF º Goodreads database with this nameGreg Gilbert MDiv, The Assured: Discover PDF \ Southern Baptist Theological Seminary is senior pastor at Third Avenue Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky He is Discover Grace, Let PDF ´ the author of What Is the Gospel , James A Week Study, and Who Is Jesus , and is the co author with Kevin DeYoung of What Is the Mission of the Church.

Assured: Discover Grace, Let Go of Guilt, and Rest in Your
    Assured: Discover Grace, Let Go of Guilt, and Rest in Your We struggle through the continuing presence of sin 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 cross But Greg Gilbert has a message for the anxious believer be assured Assured that your salvation experience was real 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 free."/>
  • Paperback
  • 160 pages
  • Assured: Discover Grace, Let Go of Guilt, and Rest in Your Salvation
  • Greg Gilbert
  • 14 April 2017
  • 0801093228

10 thoughts on “Assured: Discover Grace, Let Go of Guilt, and Rest in Your Salvation

  1. Eric Durso says:

    Very very good.

  2. Michael Willis says:

    This is a book that comes directly from a pastor s heart It spoke directly to my situation again and again the author anticipated my questions when I had barely framed them in my mind And it s Christ centred, gospel orientated food and balm for the soul Highly recommended.

  3. Becca-Rae Weidel says:

    4.5 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 ap 4.5 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 on.Personally 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 this.I 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 ofanxiety This is absolutely a study that I find to be worth the read I received a copy of this book from Baker Books Publishing Thoughts and opinions expressed are mine alone

  4. Shannon (Mrsreadsbooks) says:

    I found Assured by Greg Gilbert to be a very interesting read and one that I think most Christian readers will be able to relate to The book is broken down into 9 chapters dealing with different topics related to assurance Chapter 5, The Undermining of Assurance The Lies We Believe, was one of the my favorite chapters and contained 4 common lies that Christians might believe about God I found the explanations in this chapter to be really interesting and relatable Throughout the book, the au I found Assured by Greg Gilbert to be a very interesting read and one that I think most Christian readers will be able to relate to The book is broken down into 9 chapters dealing with different topics related to assurance Chapter 5, The Undermining of Assurance The Lies We Believe, was one of the my favorite chapters and contained 4 common lies that Christians might believe about God I found the explanations in this chapter to be really interesting and relatable Throughout the book, the author uses Biblical Scripture to reinforce the message that he is writing to readers Overall, I found the book to be really enjoyable and I look forward to readingfrom the author in the future.Thank you to the publisher, Baker Books, for sending me a review copy of this book

  5. Matt says:

    If you ve been a Christian for any length of time, you ve asked the question Perhaps you re haunted by it now How do I really know I m saved In this brilliant new book, Greg Gilbert cuts through the fog of confusion surrounding our questions and fears related to assurance Bristling with cinematic imagery and clear eyed biblical reflection, Assured will re anchor you, believer, on Christ the solid rock All other ground is sinking sand.

  6. David J. Harris says:

    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.

  7. Elizabeth says:

    Am I truly saved When 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 question 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 13 5, ESV The author of Hebrews also warns his readers about falling away from Am I truly saved When 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 question 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 13 5, ESV The 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 littlethan 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 questions first plagued me Thankfully, my pastors wisely worked through my questions 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 luxury Greg Gilbert s book, Assured Discover Grace, Let Go of Guilt, and Rest in Your Salvation, addresses some of the same questions 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 19.Truth 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 unique 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 are Many 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

  8. Mark A Powell says:

    Can Christians know, with certainty, that they are saved God says yes, they can Gilbert uses this book to guide readers through the often misunderstood and confusing paths of assurance He divides assurance into three basic components direct the promises of God and the atoning work of Christ , supernatural the witness of the Spirit , and confirming the fruit of the Spirit evident in the works of Christians lives Using helpful analogies and illustrations, Gilbert shows why certain aspect Can Christians know, with certainty, that they are saved God says yes, they can Gilbert uses this book to guide readers through the often misunderstood and confusing paths of assurance He divides assurance into three basic components direct the promises of God and the atoning work of Christ , supernatural the witness of the Spirit , and confirming the fruit of the Spirit evident in the works of Christians lives Using helpful analogies and illustrations, Gilbert shows why certain aspects of assurance carryweight than others and highlights common errors to avoid Gilbert s reliance on Scripture to draw these conclusions is a strength of this book Struggling with assurance is, in some cases, an echo of Eden s Did God really say and the repeated appeals to the Word of God in these pages is a resounding, Yes, God really did say Gilbert also lays out the main premise of the book in an easy to follow format and the chapters smoothly build on one another Though referenced here, I would have liked a biton the role God s adoption of us plays in our assurance Also, while no fault of the author, this is the kind of book that would greatly benefit from a Scripture Index to allow quicker reference and interaction from those who return to this resource And return they should Most Christians will face questions of assurancethan once in their walks with Christ When those moments occur, Gilbert s book will remain a timely help for troubled hearts

  9. EAM says:

    I will start by saying this book is relatively straightforward and easy to read follow The book is well organized and if this genre of book is your cup of tea which it wasn t mine , then I think you could find it a good book to go back and reference as you need.Unfortunately, my rating stems from the lack of connection I have to the material I consider myself a Christian and so when I received this book as a giveaway, I was hoping that I could at least find something to connect with and fin I will start by saying this book is relatively straightforward and easy to read follow The book is well organized and if this genre of book is your cup of tea which it wasn t mine , then I think you could find it a good book to go back and reference as you need.Unfortunately, my rating stems from the lack of connection I have to the material I consider myself a Christian and so when I received this book as a giveaway, I was hoping that I could at least find something to connect with and find some advice that would resonate However, not having experience with pastoral ministry meant that from the moment I picked up the book, I felt like I was reading a foreign language Nothing about the book s description made me think that this book was for a specific sect of Christianity, so perhaps the marketing for the book could be improved Alternatively, the author could make an effort from the beginning to connect better with readers that may be outside of his typical readershipI think that would probably improve the point that Gilbert is hoping for to reach a diverse and wide readership isn t that what all authors hope for For the sake of writing as thorough and fair of review as possible, I did my best to get through the book s material perhaps also looking for at least a few points that I could relate with , but alas was disappointed on that front

  10. Joel Jackson says:

    Are you questioning the gift of salvation that is yours through Jesus Christ Are you worried that you can act in such a way as to lose God s favor Have you experienced ongoing doubts regarding God s commitment to His promise of grace If this describes you, then it would be of great benefit for you to read Assured by Greg Gillbert In this concise look at God, His character and how His character connects to the gift of salvation through grace, Gilbert offers encouragement and a full understa Are you questioning the gift of salvation that is yours through Jesus Christ Are you worried that you can act in such a way as to lose God s favor Have you experienced ongoing doubts regarding God s commitment to His promise of grace If this describes you, then it would be of great benefit for you to read Assured by Greg Gillbert In this concise look at God, His character and how His character connects to the gift of salvation through grace, Gilbert offers encouragement and a full understanding of assurance Of great value in this text is the reminder that God consistently keeps His promises particularly the promise of grace for the broken, yet repentant sinner In addition, Gilbert explores the role of The Holy Spirit in the faith of the believer who is unsure, the lies that cause us to believe that God s promises do not remain, and the evidence of our salvation as found in the works we do for the Kingdom of God This book encourages the person who believes in Christ Jesus as Lord to depend on that belief completely and pursue the righteousness offered through God s promise I received this book as part of Baker Books Blogging program

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