I have often said while traveling that one of the greatest blessings I have experienced in my ministry is the stability and focus of my fellow elder at the Phoenix Reformed Baptist Church, Don Fry. After more than thirty years of ministry in the same church Pastor Fry remains focused upon the sound and consistent proclamation of God’s Word.
   
In the morning services we have been working our way through 1 John, and are closing in on the end of the book. Today Pastor Fry came to 1 John 5:13:

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.

Now, aside from the textual variant here regarding the Textus Receptus, this passage is the “classicus locus” of the discussion of assurance. I truly appreciated the balance, and yet the passion, with which this subject was addressed this morning, and I look forward to the continuation of the study next Lord’s Day morning. If you would like to listen in, here is this morning’s sermon.

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