Do Others Know?

Acts 4:13

Read: Acts 4:13

It is of extreme importance that we know that we are saved tonight. One fellow said, "I know I am saved because I was there when it happened!" If we have been born again, we will definitely know it! Like the little boy who ate too many green apples and got a stomach-ache. When asked how he knew that the apples were green he answered that he had inside information! We need to realize that as Christians, we have inside information concerning our salvation. The Bible tells us that the Spirit of God indwells those who are saved or born again.

But what about others? How can they know that we are Christians? Note: Acts 4:13, "...they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus." How can others know that we are Christians? We could wear a lapel pin, T-shirt, hat, or a cross; but that doesn't mean that we are a Christian. What matters is not what is on the outside, but what is on the inside! If we have the Holy Spirit on the inside, He will come out in various ways and the world will know it! The apostles were living their Christian lives daily and the world took notice and perceived that they had been with Jesus. I want to give you just a few ways that the world will know that we are Christians.

I. By Our Attitude Toward Sin.

II. By The Things That Satisfy Us

III. By Our Attitude Toward Others

IV. By Our Fruits.

Conclusion: Some would say that it doesn't matter what others think of us. It matters that we represent Christ faithfully here in this life. Consider tonight: How is our attitude toward sin? Where do we seek satisfaction? What is our attitude toward others? What kind of fruit are we bearing? Do others know that we are Christians?