Marks of a True Believer_ 11-7-10 - Providence Bible Church

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					             Proof of Life
             Philippians 3:1-3

True Worshippers:
        Rejoice in the Lord
        Exercise discernment
        Worship in the Spirit
        Glory in Christ Alone
        Put no confidence in the flesh
             Proof of Life
             Philippians 3:1-3

            Warning! Danger!
 John the Baptist - Matthew 3:7,8 ; 13:3-23
 Jesus - Matthew 7:21-23
 Luke - Acts 8:9-24
 Paul - 2 Corinthians 13:5 ; 2 Timothy 3:5
               Proof of Life
               Philippians 3:1-3

              True Worshippers
A. Rejoice in the Lord
     Connected to a relationship – Jesus
     Deep confidence in the future
     Based on trust in God’s purposes & power
     Psalm 16:11 ; 9:14 ; 13:5 ; 32:11 ; 33:1
              Proof of Life
              Philippians 3:1-3
            True Worshippers
B. Exercise Discernment
   Safeguard – not to trip, stumble,
    overthrow
   False teachers – Judaizers
     dogs – wild scavengers 2 John 9-11
     evil workers – ritualistic & ceremonial
     false circumcision – Jer. 4:4 ; Rom. 2:25-29
              Proof of Life
              Philippians 3:1-3
             True Worshippers
C. Worship in the Spirit
     True circumcision – a heart overflowing
     Worship comes from love for God
     Heart of obedience to God Ps. 29:2 ; 95:6
     It is the source of joy Neh. 8:10
     Confident trust in God - produces peace
            Proof of Life
            Philippians 3:1-3

          True Worshippers
D. Glory in Christ
   Glory – boasting with exultant joy
   All credit goes to Christ - Rom. 15:17
   No works (flesh) justify
               Proof of Life
               Philippians 3:1-3

               True Worshippers
E. Put no confidence in the flesh
     Flesh represents fallen, unredeemed man
     Total depravity - John 6:63 ; Rom. 7:18
     Salvation is by grace alone and faith alone
     True repentance - sorrow for evil sinful deeds
     False repentance – sorrow for consequences
            Proof of Life
            Philippians 3:1-3

             Application
Who are you really worshipping?

Can you give proof of life?

				
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