Summary: When you are Born Again there are many changes that take place in you life. Some are immediately and some changes take a lifetime as we grow in the knowledge of our Lord. We list four characteristics that will certainly take place and continue to grow as you serve the Lord.
Four Born Again Characteristics of the Believer!
When you are Born Again there are many changes that take place in you life.
Some are immediately and some changes take a lifetime as we grow in the knowledge of our Lord. In this sermon outline we list four characteristics that will certainly take place immediately and continue to grow as you serve the Lord.
Bible Reading: John 3:1-17
I. You will have a Love for Jesus! Jude 1:21Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.
A. Whoever loves much, does much. Thomas a' Kempis.
B. It is natural to love them that love us, but it is supernatural to love them that hate us
C. There is nothing you can to do make God love you more! There is nothing you can do to make God love you less! His love is Unconditional, Impartial, Everlasting, Infinite, Perfect! Richard C. Halverson.
II. You will have desire to be Holy. 1 Peter 1:15 But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation;
A. Although we are made upon rebirth the righteousness of God, we do grow in holiness.
1. A holy life will make the deepest impression. Lighthouses blow no horns, they just shine. D.L. Moody.
2. How little people know who think that holiness is dull. When one meets real thing, it is irresistible. C.S. Lewis,
III. You will have an inter witness! Romans 8:16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:
1 John 3:2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.
A. This was the heart of John Wesley’s messages of Salvation, the inter witness of the Spirit of God.
IV. You will have a desire to share and tell others about Jesus and what He has done for you. Acts 1:8 But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be [a]witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”
A. My wife Marge said she was 8 years old when during a time of revival in Alberta, Canada she received Jesus as her own personal Saviour. This was in 1948 and the next day she could hardly wait to tell all her friends about Jesus and how she was saved. That desire is still in her heart. God puts that desire in to your hearts to share Jesus.
B. Salvation depends upon Christ's work for us, while rewards depend upon our works for Christ. Milburn Cockrell.
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