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Introduction: What are the marks of a mature Christian believer?

We all want to be......
liked
cherished
and appreciated by our peers.
But what if I told you that God could care less about these things?
What if I told you that God didn’t care how many Facebook friends you have, or how many people follow you on Twitter?
And what if I told you that God isn’t worried about how popular you are?
In fact, what if i told you that
In fact, what if i told you that the purpose of the Gospel isn’t to fit in at all, but to in fact stand out…
The purpose of the Gospel isn’t to fit in at all, but to in fact stand out !
he purpose of the Gospel isn’t to fit in at all, but to in fact stand out…
- Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.
Romans 12:2 HCSB
Do not be conformed to this age, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may discern what is the good, pleasing, and perfect will of God.
In today’s worth-seeking world, being “liked,” and “wanted” is something we all yearn for.
In today’s worth-seeking world, being “liked,” and “wanted” is something we all yearn for. And whether we want to admit it or not, It’s how our culture forces us to feel, and not to mention it’s how our culture advertises us to feel.
And whether we want to admit it or not, It’s how our culture forces us to feel, and not to mention it’s how our culture advertises us to feel.
But God has called us to be different.
To stand against the grain.
To be a city on a hilltop
Matthew 5:14 HCSB
“You are the light of the world. A city situated on a hill cannot be hidden.
). And to be the change for a world that lacks hope.
And to be the change for a world that lacks hope.
Realizing you don’t fit in is a good thing.
You weren’t made to fit in.
So what does that look like?
You were made to fulfill your calling in Christ.
You were made to fit out.
The question then what does it look like to stand out?
Last week we started a new series titled The Marks of God’s People
This morning we are going to bring it in a little closer and begin to look at the life of a mature christian.

I. The mark of a thankful heart ()

Philippians 1:3 HCSB
I give thanks to my God for every remembrance of you,

I. The mark of Prayer

II. The mark of Joy

III. The mark of partnership

IV. The mark of confidence in God’s Salvation

V. The mark of partnership

VI. The mark of growing and discerning love

VII. The mark of righteousness

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