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Bits and Bytes

Posted by Rick on October 8, 2007

Here are some “sound bites” from yesterday morning’s sermon “Counterfeit Christians”:

  • There are some folks who parade as adopted children of God are not the genuine article.
  • As the US Secret Service only looks at genuine US currency to determine counterfeits, so should we know Jesus intimately to recognize those who do not belong to Him.
  • We can easily be duped by counterfeit Christians because of our desire to not judge others.
  • Practicing sin means to perform often, customarily, or habitually.
  • Those who practice sin (continue in it without repentance) are of the devil.
  • The genuine Christian practices righteousness.
  • Righteousness is “acting in accord with divine or moral law; being free from guilt or sin.
  • In Jesus, there is no sin.
  • The genuine Christian loves fellow Christians.
  • God desires us to have right relationships with our brothers more than He desires our offerings.

 If you are simply “playing” like a Christian and have never made a real commitment to Jesus Christ, then you are lost.  Going to church won’t make you a Christian any more than going to McDonald’s will make you a hamburger.  Calling yourself a Christian doesn’t cut it either.  The litmus test for being a Christian is:   Romans 10:9-10 “That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved.”

If you have never made a real commitment to Jesus, why not do it now?

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