Holy Bible defines attributes of Christians

Published 9:18 am Friday, June 22, 2012

Jesus commanded His followers to teach people and to make them disciples, to baptize them and then to continue to teach them (Matthew 28:18-20).

When considering a disciple (learner and follower) several attributes will be seen in the disciples’ lives. Some of them could be as follows:

1) A student of the Bible (II Peter 3:18)

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2) Is involved in worship (Heb. 10:25)

3) Demonstrates a servant’s heart (I Thessalonians 2:8,9)

4) Puts Christ first in all areas of his/her life (Luke 9:23)

5) Has a heart for witnessing (Acts 5:42)

6) Strives for a life of purity (I Corinthians 6:9-11;19,20)

7) Practices the fruit of the Holy Spirit (Gal. 5:22,23)

8) Has a private devotional life (Mark 1:35)

9) Fellowships with other disciples (Ephesians 4:1-6)

10) A financial supporter (tither) of God’s work (I Cor. 16:1,2)

Plainly, don’t get short changed. Be ready to meet our Maker. The Bible teaches that to avoid hell and gain heaven – one must:

1) Believe In Jesus As Savior (Acts 16:31)

2) Repent Of Sins (Acts 17:30) 3) Confess Christ Audibly (Acts 8:37)

4) Be Baptized In Water (Acts 2:38)

5) Live A Christian Life (Acts 14:22)

6) Be Active In The Church Acts 2:47

Hoyt W. Allen, Jr.