Blessed Assurance

Bible Study

Don’t just take our word for it . . . take His! We would encourage you to spend time examining the following Scriptures that shaped this sermon:John 10:22-30

Sermon Outline

Jesus is encircled by a group of Jews at the Temple during the Feast of Dedication. They demand that Jesus tell them if he is the Messiah. His answer reveals that these people do not believe because they are not his sheep. Whereas we might think that belief in Jesus is what determines if we will be his sheep, Jesus clearly states that being his sheep is what enables us to believe. Those who are Jesus’ sheep are given the assurance of:

  • Eternal life
  • The life that will never decay or fade
  • A life that is eternally secure


Sermon Application

  • What was the Feast of Dedication? How did it influence Jesus’ conversation with his fellow Jews?
  • How had Jesus already answered their question?
  • What did Jesus say was the reason for their unbelief?
  • What three ways does Jesus describe his sheep? (v.27)
  • What does it mean to you to hear Jesus voice?
  • What does it mean to you to follow him?
  • How does knowing that Jesus knows you completely affect you?
  • What is eternal life? How is this better than simply a continuation of life as you currently know it?
  • Who is able to snatch you from Jesus’ hand? What does knowing that mean to you?
  • According to this passage, why should you have confidence and assurance of your salvation?
  • The outline and application questions are intended for your further reflection and action upon the weekend message. They are also designed to facilitate discussion and accountability within your LifeGroup.


Do you have a question about today’s sermon? Email Terrell Glenn (tglenn@StAndrews.Church).