Approach: Reading a couple passages within the context of the meaning of faith and assurance.

Hermeneutic objective: Using a chart to record your observations.

Theological objective: Jesus Christ Himself makes an explicit statement - have faith in God:

"Truly, truly, I say to you, he who hears My word, and believes Him who sent Me, has eternal life, and does not come into judgment, but has passed out of death into life."