Summary: Marks that show a true Christian.
MARKS OF A TRUE CHRISTIAN
The best authority on marks of a christian would the apostle Paul. The roman beating alone accounts for 195 scars. Not counting 3 beatings with rods at Lystra . These left marks of his faithfulness to the believer untill his death. There ought to be some marks on us as a dedication
to our Lord Jesus Christ.
Galatians 6:17 ¶ From henceforth let no man trouble me: for I bear in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus.
(1) Fixed Faith.
Hebrews 13:9 Be not carried about with divers and strange doctrines: for it is a good thing that the heart be established with grace; not with meats, which have not profited them that have been occupied therein.
Faith in Christ as a personal saviour.
Faith in the church as a place of service.
Faith in the Christian as the people of salvation.
(2) Firm footing
Hebrews 3:6 but Christ as a son over his own house; whose house are we, if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end.
Established in the word
Experience of the Holy Ghost work
Enduement for Gods will.
(3) Faithful footsteps
1st Cor.4:2 Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful.
Feet and Face in the same direction
Fruit fresh with flavor
Follow Christ as the best example.
(4) Furnished finance
2nd Cor.9:6 ¶ But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully.
7 Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.
Foster the work with more than works
Follow the Scriptural plan
Further the cause with cheerful giving
(5) Forgotten failures
Phil. 3:13 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before.
Failures of our faith
Failures of our flesh
Failures of our friends
(6) Fellowship favorable
1st John 1:7 but if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.
Scriptures that are a light to our path.
Saints that worship and praise God
Spirit to follow his as he leads.
(7) Final finish
2nd Tim. 4: 6 ¶ For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand.
7 I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:
8 henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.
Looking at the home stretch
Help that you give others will last for ever
Happiness that you give for eternity