Part II | I'm A Keeper
“I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life.” 1 John 5:13
Salvation & Assurance: 3 Groups
1. Those who are SECURE but not SURE.
2. Those who are “SURE” but not SECURE.
3. Those who are SECURE and SURE.
I Am a Christian if . . .
I PRACTICE Sin Less.
♦ Yes ♦ No
“My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have an advocate with the Father—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. 2 He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world.” 1 John 2:1-2
“Without holiness no one will see the Lord.” Heb. 12:14
I Keep His COMMANDS.
♦ Yes ♦ No
“We know that we have come to know him if we keep his commands. 4 Whoever says, “I know him,” but does not do what he commands is a liar, and the truth is not in that person. 5 But if anyone obeys his word, love for God is truly made complete in them. This is how we know we are in him: 6 Whoever claims to live in him must live as Jesus did.” 1 John 2:3-5
“We know God by keeping His commandments.” -- NO!
“We know that we know God by keeping His commandments.” -- YES!
IF: I SAY that I know God.
BUT: My life is not CHANGED by knowing Him.
THEN: That is a certain sign that I DO NOT know God.
“Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you—unless, of course, you fail the test?”
2 Corinthians 13:5
“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.” Matthew 7:21
Am I a Keeper? Have I Kept His Command To . . .
REPENT: "Repent" Matt. 4:17;Rev. 2:5
BELIEVE: "Ye believe in God, believe also in Me" John 14:1
BE BORN AGAIN: "Ye must be born again" John 3:7
RECEIVE THE HOLY SPIRIT: "Tarry…until ye be endued with power from on high"
FOLLOW JESUS: "Follow Me" John 12:26, "Be baptized" Matt. 3:13-15; Matt. 28:19
PRAY: "Pray always" Luke 21:36
HAVE FAITH: "Have faith in God" Mark 11:22
SEARCH THE SCRIPTURES: "Search the scriptures" John 5:39
LETTING MY LIGHT SHINE: "Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works" Matt. 5:16
HOLD FAST AND WATCH FOR HIS RETURN: "Hold fast till I come" Rev. 2:25, "Watch" Mark 13:34-37
SUPREME LOVE TO GOD: "Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart…soul…mind…strength" Mark 12:30
MY DUTY TO GOD AND MAN: 1. "Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s" Mark 12:17
MY DUTY TO MY NEIGHBOR: "Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself" Matt.19:17-19
LIVE GENEROUSLY: "Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth…but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven" Matt. 6:19-20, "Ye pay tithe…and not leave (them) undone" Matt.23:23
LIVE WITH AUTHENTICITY: "When thou prayest thou shalt not be as the hypocrites… " Matt. 6:5-6
BE MEEK: "Take my yoke upon you…for I am meek and lowly in heart" Matt. 11:29
DO MINISTRY – SHOW LOVE TO BELIEVERS: "Love one another as I have loved you" John 15:12
PRACTICE PERFECT LOVE: "Be ye therefore perfect" Matt. 5:48
BE FAITHFUL UNTO DEATH: "Be thou faithful unto death" Rev. 2:10
MAKE DISCIPLES: "Go and make disciples" Matt.28:19
SEEK WISDOM: "Be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves" Matt. 10:16
“Christians are not sinless, but they should sin less.”