A CHRISTIAN IS . . .

One, by guilt, to the Cross driven;

Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

Acts 4:12

A sinner, through grace, forgiven;

For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:

Ephesians 2:8

An heir, through Christ, of salvation,

The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.

Romans 8:16-17

In Him, a new creation;

Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

2 Corinthians 5:17

A traveler in a new direction;

To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.

Acts 26:18

A striver for God’s perfection;

Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.

Matthew 5:48

A Bible-to-life transcriber;

Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

2 Timothy 2:15

A Holy Spirit imbiber;

And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;

Ephesians 5:18

A Christ-follower bidden;

Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.

Matthew 16:24

A light on a hill unhidden

Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.

Matthew 5:14

A righteousness craver;

Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.

Matthew 5:6

The salt of the earth with savor;

Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.

Matthew 5:13

A Good News sharer;

And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.

Mark 16:15

A patient affliction-bearer;

Take, my brethren, the prophets, who have spoken in the name of the Lord, for an example of suffering affliction, and of patience. Behold, we count them happy which endure. Ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord; that the Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy.

James 5:10-11

A good-works doer

Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.

Titus 2:14

A will-of-God pursuer;

And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us:

1 John 5:14

A faithful church-attender;

Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.

Hebrews 10:25

A wounded-spirit mender;

Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.

James 1:27

A truth speaker;

Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another.

Ephesians 4:25

A Heavenly-treasure seeker;

Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

Matthew 6:19-21

An in-the-Spirit walker;

If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.

Galatians 5:25

A bridle-tongued talker;

I said, I will take heed to my ways, that I sin not with my tongue: I will keep my mouth with a bridle

Psalms 39:1

A persistent prayer-partaker;

Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;

Romans 12:12

A practicing peacemaker;

Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.

Matthew 5:9

A miracle expecter;

And now, Lord, behold their threatenings: and grant unto thy servants, that with all boldness they may speak thy word, By stretching forth thine hand to heal; and that signs and wonders may be done by the name of thy holy child Jesus.

Acts 4:29-30

A harmony effector;

Let all things be done decently and in order.

1 Corinthians 14:40

A blessing appreciator;

O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good; for his mercy endureth   for ever.

1 Chronicles 16:34

A joy-of-life celebrator

Rejoice evermore.

1 Thessalonians 5:16

A Kingdom aspirer;

Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

Matthew 6:31-33

A God’s-glory desirer;

Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.

1 Corinthians 10:31

An unashamed believer;

For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.

Romans 10:11

A control-of-self achiever;

For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body.

James 3:2

A disciple most fervent;

Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another; Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;

Romans 12:10-11

A good and faithful servant;

His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.

Matthew 25:23

A trespass forgiver;

For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you:

Matthew 6:14

A poor-in-spirit liver;

Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Matthew 5:3

A glad-countenance displayer; Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven

Matthew 5:2

A happiness purveyor; I will praise thee, O Lord, with my whole heart; I will shew forth all thy marvellous works. I will be glad and rejoice in thee: I will sing praise to thy name, O thou most High.

Psalm 9:1-2

A self denier;

Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.

Matthew 16:24

A Golden-Rule applier;

Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.

Matthew 7:12

An in-all-things-honest dealer;

Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men.

Romans 12:17

A faults-of-others concealer;

Debate thy cause with thy neighbour himself; and discover not a secret to another:

Proverbs 25:9

A gossip chiller;

The north wind driveth away rain: so doth an angry countenance a backbiting tongue.

Proverbs 25:23

A promise fulfiller;

That which is gone out of thy lips thou shalt keep and perform;

Deuteronomy 23:23

A bowels-of-mercy container;

Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.

Matthew 5:7

A work-of-the-Church sustainer;

Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.

2 Corinthians 9:7

A Satan eluder;

Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

James 4:7

A goodwill exuder;

With good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men: Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same shall he receive of the Lord . . .

Ephesians 6:7-8

An enemy lover;

But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.

Matthew 5:44-45

A friend closer than a brother;

For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.

Matthew 12:50

A Commandment keeper;

He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.

John 14:21

A for-the-lost weeper;

Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins.

James 5:20

In stewardship, a master;

His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.

Matthew 25:21

A cares-on-God caster;

Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.

1 Peter 5:6-7

A burden easer;

Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.

Galatians 6:2

A God, not man, pleaser;

Not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart; With good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men:

Ephesians 6:6-7

A temple most holy;

What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.

1 Corinthians 6:19-20

God’s property solely

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

Ephesians 2:10

To the needy, a provider;

Blessed is he that considereth the poor: the LORD will deliver him in time of trouble. The LORD will preserve him, and keep him alive; and he shall be blessed upon the earth: and thou wilt not deliver him unto the will of his enemies.

Psalms 41:1-2

An in-Christ’s-strength-only abider;

If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.

John 15:7

1999 J. G. Braddock, Sr.

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