Scripture: 1 John 5:1-5

  1. How would you respond to the view that it is improper to look to the fruit of our own lives for our assurance of salvation?

  2. What are the practical implications of attributing the new birth to a sovereign act of God as opposed to a choice that we make?

  3. What should a professing believer do if he finds the commandments of God burdensome to him? What steps should he take?