9 Marks of Authentic Christians

9 Marks of Authentic Christians

This series looks at the fruit of the Spirit found in Galatians 5.

The Mark of Self-Control

November 29, 2009 | 2 Peter 1:1-6 | fruit of the spirit, self-control

Have you ever noticed that self-control is a difficult thing? The more we think about not doing something, the more we want to do it! Biblical self-control is actually power that comes from the Holy Spirit so that our passions and desires are aligned with Christ.

The Mark of Patience

October 25, 2009 | Ephesians 4:1-22 | fruit of the spirit, patience

Pastor Gary continues his series from the fruit of the Spirit.

In Paul’s letter to the Ephesians he challenged them to live according to what they had received. He told them to “put off the old self” and to “put on the new self.” One of the marks of the new self that he told them to bear was the mark of patience. As Christ followers and as those who have received the gift of the Holy Spirit we can yield our lives to the Spirit’s calling and exhibit the mark of patience.

The Mark of Joy

October 11, 2009 | Philippians 4:1-9 | fruit of the spirit, joy

What is the difference between happiness and joy? How can we pursue the mark of joy? Joy flows from God and we must tap into his river of Joy that is resistant to circumstances, and not dependent on them.

Bearing the Marks

September 27, 2009 | Galatians 5:19-25 | fruit of the spirit

Are we marked by our Father? How can others tell that we are authentic Christians? In this intro to a sermon series on the Fruit of the Spirit found in Galatians 5, Pastor Gary helps us see how we can live authentically, walking by the Spirit and not by the flesh, to display the marks of Christ in our life.