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 . . .



♦ 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




♦ 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"

Luke 24:49


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.”


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