Presentation on theme: "Are You a Faithful Christian?"— Presentation transcript:
1 Are You a Faithful Christian? Philippians 3:12-16
2 “Full of Faith” “A man full of faith and the Holy Spirit,” Acts 6:5 “For he was a good man, full of the Holy Spirit and of faith.” Acts 11:24
3 One is not a faithful Christian merely because… He believes something about Jesus, John 12:42-43; James 2:19“That He lived / Good teachings / Prophet / Contributed to humanity....”JW’s, LDS, Oneness Pentecostals…Must believe truth about Jesus, Jno. 1:1-3; Matt. 16:13-16 (1 Jno. 2:22-23; 4:2-3)Obedient faith, Acts 6:7; Jno. 6:28-29
4 One is not a faithful Christian merely because… He is religious, Acts 8:26-39So are Muslims, Hindus and Jews, Acts 17:22-23“Go to church…pay my ‘tithe…’” (Lk. 18:9-12)Christians are religious, Acts 2:42Object of our religion is God, not self, Matt. 6:1; Jas. 1:26-27
5 One is not a faithful Christian merely because… He is moral, Acts 10:1-2, 22Moral Hindus, Buddhists, Mormons, etc.False standard upon which to base salvation, Acts 11:14Christian chooses to live morally as a matter of faith, Phil. 4:8
6 One is not a faithful Christian merely because… He is sincere, Acts 26:9-11 (Phil. 3:4-6)Satan’s lie: “Just be sincere!”Cannot be a Christian without it, 1 Pet. 2:1But, sincerity doesn’t wash away sins or keep us from sinning
7 One is not a faithful Christian merely because… He has been “baptized,” Acts 19:1-5A baptism can be invalid (John’s baptism)Proper method? (immersion) Rom. 6:4Proper purpose? Mk. 16:16; Acts 22:16; Gal. 3:27Proper result? Acts 2:41, 47; 1 Cor. 12:13
8 One is not a faithful Christian merely because… He is a member of a church, Eph. 4:4“Church of your choice” is not in Bible“Church is not important,” Eph. 3:10-11; Acts 20:28Obeying truth puts you into Christ’s church, Acts 2:47; 1 Cor. 12:13Christians are not added to the churches of men!
9 One is not a faithful Christian merely because… He is faithful in attendance, Isaiah 1:11; Amos 5:21-24Must properly worship God, John 4:23-24Must not forsake our assembling, Heb. 10: 24-25But, we can be present & be spiritually dead, 1 Cor. 11:30
10 One is a faithful Christian because… He is saved from past sins, Eph. 1:7Has obeyed Christ’s plan of salvation, Acts 2:40-41; 10:34-35, 48Are you a Christian?Are you a faithful Christian?
11 One is a faithful Christian because… He lives faithfully in the present, Titus 2:11-12; Romans 6:4; Luke 6:46Disciples, Acts 11:26Full of faith, Acts 6:5; 11:24Religious, moral, sincere & active, obedient & walk in good works, Eph. 2:10; Heb. 5:9Are you a faithful Christian?
12 One is a faithful Christian because… He is sacrificial and lives for heaven, Lk. 9:23; 14:33; Phil. 3:7-16, 20Christ is first in his lifeHe sacrifices all to put Jesus firstAre you a faithful Christian?
13 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are ROMANS 8:14GALATIANS 3:26, 27For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these areFor you are allthrough faith in Christ Jesus. For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ.“SONS OF GOD”STATEMENTXPLANATION