Knowing a True Christ Follower
So you stay away from the church because of all the hypocrites… I think I see the problem.
You heard people claim to be Christians and just chose to believe them. That’s your first mistake. Loads of folks ‘say’ they are christians and Jesus never knew them. You have to watch their actions, attitudes and the fruit of their lives to know if someone is a Christian.
“Not everyone who calls out to me, ‘Lord! Lord!’ will enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Only those who actually do the will of my Father in heaven will enter. On judgment day many will say to me, ‘Lord! Lord! We prophesied in your name and cast out demons in your name and performed many miracles in your name.’ But I will reply, ‘I never knew you. Get away from me, you who break God’s laws.’ (Matthew 7:21-23 NLT)
So try this… Watch for people whose lives exhibit a growing expression of the ‘fruit of the Spirit.’ Watch for people who give Jesus all the credit… There you will find the true Christians.
But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things! (Galatians 5:22-23 NLT)
Find someone like this and ask them about Jesus…