2 Cor 13:5 Examine yourselves as to whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Do you not know yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?--unless indeed you are disqualified. NKJV
Titus 1:13 This testimony is true. Therefore rebuke them
sharply, that they may be sound in the faith, NKJV
1. Conversion Test
1. The . . Mandate of Conversion.
Matt 18:3 And said, Verily I say unto
you, Except ye be
converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into
the kingdom of heaven. KJV
2. The . . Method of Conversion.
Acts 3:19 Repent therefore and be converted,
that your sins
may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from
the presence of the Lord, NKJV
3. The . . Merriment of Conversion.
Acts 15:3 So, being sent on their way
by the church, they
passed through Phoenicia and Samaria, describing the
conversion of the Gentiles; and they caused great joy to all the
At the door this morning when Joe Bourbon came in he toold me he lead his younger brother to the Lord. He lead him from the scriptures to confess Christ as Lord. Friend that is what I am talking about.
2. Confession Test.
1. Confession in My . . Confession Test.
Rom 10:9-10 9 that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God
2. Confession in My . . Baptism Test.
Acts 8:36-38 36 Now as they went down the road, they came to some water. And the eunuch said,
3. Confession in My . . Church Attendance Test.
Heb 10:23-25 23 Let us hold fast the
confession of our hope
without wavering, for He who promised is faithful. 24 And let
us consider one another in order to stir up love and good
works, 25 not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together,
as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so
much the more as you see the Day approaching. NKJV
A story has past around for afew years about a Mrs Craig who celebrated 20 years of perfect church attendance. The questions were asked: Do you not get sick, have company come, or all the other excuses other people use. This lady just has a goal to be faithful. She regularly confesses in her church attendance.
3. Compassion Test
1. Compassion Expressed In the . . Manners.
1 Peter 3:8 Finally, all of you be of one mind, having
3. Compassion Expressed In the . . Money.
2 Cor 9:13 while, through the proof
of this ministry, they
glorify God for the obedience of your confession to the gospel
of Christ, and for your liberal sharing with them and all men,
4. Conduct Test
1. Conduct Expressed in . . Honorable Behavior.
1 Peter 2:12 having your conduct honorable among the
When I was little, my nurse Dibby’s cousin had a dog, just a mutt, and the dog was pregnant. I don’t know how log dogs are pregnant, but she was due to have her puppies in about a week. She was out in the yard one day and got in the way of the lawn mower and her two hind legs were cut off. They rushed her to the vet and he said, I sew her up, or you can put her to sleep if you want, but the puppies are okay. She’ll be able to deliver the puppies. Dibby’s cousin said “Keep her alive.”
The vet sewed up her backside, and over the next week
the dog learned to walk. She didn’t spend any time worrying, she just
learned to walk by taking two steps in the from and flipping up her backside,
and then taking two steps and flipping up her backside again. She gave
birth to six little puppies, all in perfect health. She nursed them and
then weaned them. And when they learned to walk, they all walked just like
her .(In a book “IT’s Always Something by Gilda Radner)
The conduct test concludes when we are walking like the Lord
Phil 3:17 Brethren, join in following
my example, and note those who so walk, as you have
us for a pattern. NKJV
Do you pass the confession test?