Summary: marking a Christian makes others know he lives
YOU ARE MARKED AS A CHILD OF GOD
(1) Believes that Jesus is the Christ
1st John 5: 1Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and every one that loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him.
You have to believe to receive
You must be born again
If you love Jesus you belong to him
(2) Does righteousness
1st John 2: 29If ye know that he is righteous, ye know that every one that doeth righteousness is born of him.
Your life shows Christ
Your life shows his righteousness
It shows our new birth
(3) Keeps his commandments
1st John 2: 3And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.
Obey his words is a witness for him to the world
His commandments are our laws
His commandments are our teacher
Doing what he ask is our duty
(4) Does not practice sin
1st John 3: 9Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.
We may fail at times but he is with us
We fight to overcome our sins
The spiritual part of remains in Christ
He cannot sin
(5) Is hated by the world
1st John 3: 13Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you.
We are hated because do his will
We are hated by the world
We are hated by Satan
Keep holding on to the Lord
(6) Loves the brethren
1st John 3: 14We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death.
We can live because he lives in us
We have a new life through our Lord
We may die yet we live through Christ
(7) Overcomes the world
1st John5: 4For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.
We can overcome objects the devil put them in front of us
Being born again we have victory through the spirit of our Lord
Our faith keeps
Our faith gets stronger