Summary: The things that every believer is required to do.
THE BASIC TENETS OF OUR FAITH
Heb. 6:1-3; 1 Tim. 4:14-16
Tenet => Something accepted as an important truth.
=> Any other set of established or fundamental beliefs.
Our moral and ethical values are based on them.
They are the things needed for Christian growth.
Your “age” as a believer does not excuse you from these things – 1 Jn. 2:13.
They are guaranteed to make you grow – 2 Pt. 1
Without them you won’t grow – your Christianity will be empty and boring –1Tim 4:12ff.
They give you reason to live as a believer.
You cannot miss Heaven with them in your life.
You cannot live victoriously on earth without them – 1 Tim. 4:16.
There is no test, trial or temptation that you cannot overcome with these in your life – 2 Cor. 4; 10; Rom. 8:35ff.
With them you will fulfill your role as light of the world, salt of the earth and an influential city or house on a hill top – Mat. 5:13ff; Is. 2:1; 60:1.
The Seven (7) Requirements Of Every Believer.
1. The study of the Word – 2 Tim. 2:15; Acts 6; Col. 3:16.
This exposes you to God’s wisdom
It has to be done privately (personally – 2 Tim. 2:15) and publicly.
Publicly => Small groups and general church meetings – Acts 2:41ff.
2. Prayer - Personal and Corporate – Lk. 22:46; 1 Tim. 2:1ff; Jm. 5:13, 16.
Ensures we maintain our fellowship with our Father God and with one another.
It puts us in position to change situations around us for the better – Ps. 122.
3. The baptism with the Holy Spirit and fire – Acts 19:2.
This ensures we walk in power – Lk. 24:48ff; Acts 1:8.
Also ensures we’re not helpless – Rom. 8; Jn. 14:16.
The baptism with fire ensures purification and transformation so we can properly manifest the life of God.
4. Reaching the lost – Mk. 16:15ff; 2 Cor. 5.
Fulfilling the great commission – Mk. 16:15ff.
The expansion of the kingdom of God.
Compelling people to receive Jesus Christ as their Lord – 2 Cor. 5; Ju. 1:23.
5. Walking by Faith – Heb. 11:6; 1Jn. 5:4; Jam. 1:5ff
Overcomer’s mentality – Rom. 8:37-39.
Limitless life – Ps. 78:41; Hebs. 3; This is simply pleasing God.
6. Walking in love by Faith – Gal. 5:6; 1 Cor. 13; 1 Jn.3; 4.
This has to do with edifying one another – 1 Cor. 14.
Also has to do with walking in the spirit.
7. Living a crucified life– a life of Holiness – Gal. 2:20; Heb. 12:14;
2 Tim. 2:2:3-5.
Dying to the flesh – Rom. 6; Gal. 5:16ff.
Spiritual sacrifices – 2 Tim. 2:3-5.
Sowing and Reaping – Gal. 6:7ff.
8. Fellowshipping with other believers – Hebs. 10:25.
The early Church did it – Acts 2:41ff.
By this you demonstrate that you are part of the body of Christ – Ps. 122.
No believer can grow maximally unless they fellowship with other believers – Eph. 4:15-16; Ps. 122.
There is power in unity – Ps. 133; Acts 4:23-31.
Among the righteous there is favour – Prov. 14:9.