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 . . .

 

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"

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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