What does it mean to be born again? And how can we know if we have been born again? In this message from James 1, Alistair Begg reminds us that our salvation and assurance is in the initiative of a gracious, sovereign God, who not only takes the initiative, but also provides the instrument of new birth through the Word of Truth.
18Of his own will he brought us forth by the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.
19Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; 20for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God. 21Therefore put away all filthiness and rampant wickedness and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.
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