Holy Light Church of Jesus Christ
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The Word

June 26, 2011 - Is A True Christian Hard To Find?
(Sermon by Evangelist Deborah Hyde)



CHRISTIANS – people who follow Christ



THE 12 MARKS OF A TRUE CHRISTIAN
1. Believe that Jesus Christ is Lord
2. Accept that the bible as the full and final counsel of God
3. Holds to all of the essential doctrines of an evangelical faith
4. Is distressed by sin in the Church
5. Is distressed by false teaching and prophecy in the Church
6. Always tests what they hear and do, against the Word of God
7. Consciously models agape love
8. Fears God, holding Him in reverential awe
9. Is concerned to spread the 'Gospel of the Kingdom'
10. Applies a Christian world view to our times
11. We must pray
12. We need to examine ourselves based on Jesus



SCRIPTURES:
Acts 11 : 25 – 26
Acts 26 : 27 – 28
1 Peter 4 : 16
Philippians 2 : 9 – 11
2 Timothy 3 : 16 – 17
Matthew 24 : 14
1 Peter 2 : 11 – 12
1 John 1 : 9 – 10
Matthew 24 : 11
2 Timothy 2 : 15
Colossians 3 : 16
1 Thessalonians 5 : 21
Romans 12 : 1 – 3
1 John 4 : 7 – 8 ; 18 – 21
Proverbs 1 : 7
Matthew 28 : 19 – 20
Acts 1 : 8
2 Timothy 3 : 16
John 13 : 25
2 Chronicles 13 : 5



KEY POINTS:
* The bible can change your life, if you let it
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B.I.B.L.E – Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth
* The bible holds the infallible truths
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K.U.W – Knowledge; Understanding; Wisdom
* We cannot be like the world; people should see a difference in you
* You need to ask God for forgiveness of your sins
* We have to know the word so as not to be easily deceived
* We need to be transformed by the word of God
* Love should be the primary characteristic of a Christian (Agape Love)
* Narrow is the path of life; Broad is the path of destruction, and you will find MANY people on the broad path.