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Basis of confidence

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The confidence of believers, is grounded in God’s character, actions and trustworthy promises, rather than human achievements.

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Confidence originates with God

In his unchanging and faithful nature

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In his covenant

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In election

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In his past deliverances

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In his word

Isaiah 55:10–11 ESV
“For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven and do not return there but water the earth, making it bring forth and sprout, giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater, so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.
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In his promises

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Confidence is centred on Jesus Christ

Romans 8:38–39 ESV
For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
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Confidence is mediated by the Holy Spirit

Romans 8:16 ESV
The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God,
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