"HOW YOU CAN KNOW YOU ARE A MEMBER OF THE
BODY OF CHRIST'
Public Reading: John 8:37,42,47,51,55
April 12, 1992
The Barna Research Group of Glendale, California, released
recently the following information about Americans and their
relationship to the Bible:
93% of Americans own a Bible
Over 50% of these own more than one Bible
12% of these Americans read their Bible daily
However, only 64% of the adults in America view themselves
as being religious. The Report also states that only 34% of
all Americans see themselves as born again Christians.
However, only one out of three professing born again Christians
are active in their faith every day.
It is obvious that from this report we see there is a great deal
of difference between owning a Bible and being an active and
vital born again growing Christian. This should come as no
surprise to us since we are part of a denominiation that has
taken strong stands for the inerrancy of Scripture but today
less than twenty percent of our denomination will even be
involved in a Bible study class.
Today, I want to confront a vital issue in your life. This issue
is, "wbat does the Bible or the Word of God have tG do with
my salvation and my daily walk with Christ?" I am going to
confront this issue by preaching from this passage on, "How
You Can Know You Are A Part Of The Body Of Christ."
I want to begin this morning by asking you two important
questions and then telling you how you can know you are
a part of the Body of Christ.
I. WHAT IS THE WORD?
In the Scriptures I read a moment ago you see Jesus
confronting the religious people and leaders of His day
with what they are doing with His words. He was telling
them that whatever they did with His words would
determine their eternal salvation. Therefore, it is
critical that we understand what the Word is.
The Word is:
1. A Personal Expression of Jesus As the Son of God.
(John 1 ...
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