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Follow Christ Not Your Heart

Welcome to Shining the Light Ministries Bible Study. This week we will be studying about how we should follow Christ, not our own hearts.

Helpful Links:

How To Get To Heaven


Parable of The Sower

Sins A Saved Person Cannot Fall Into

When is the age of accountability?

Not of Works:

My Brother’s Testimony – Proof We Are The 2 Witnesses

How To Be A Great Christian

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How To Be A Great Christian

The Bible says in Matthew 5:19 “Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.”

Matthew 18:4 “Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.”

God Does Not See Everyone The Same

Christians who dilligently obey Him he sees as Great, but Christians who break even small commandments and teach others to break them, He sees as the least.

God Does Not Even See All Lost People The Same

The Bible says in Luke 7:47 “Wherefore I say unto thee, Her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much: but to whom little is forgiven, the same loveth little.”

Some people are forgiven much, others are forgiven little.

This shows plainly that their are different degrees of sin and different degrees of righteousness.

God does not see a Christian who diligently obeys Him as a sheep gone astray or as an evil sinner. He sees them as a Great Friend.

John 15:14-15 “Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you. Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.”

Abraham was called the Friend of God, and you can be too. Just simply obey Him in all things.

In addition, God does not see a moral, law abiding person, who is just not saved, as bad of a sinner as He does a murderer, thief, or adulterer.

Jesus Himself said that some people are forgive much and others are forgiven little.

When God looks at you He can see you as Great, Perfect, Blameless, and as a Friend.

You don’t have to walk around with your head down all the time saying “God just sees me as an awful sinner, and I can never be good enough for Him no matter what I do.”

That is a lie from the Devil designed by him to discourage great Christians and cause them to stop serving God!

That attitude is not humbleness either!

Humbleness is simply believing that your not greater than God, and loving your neighbor as yourself.

God saw Job as Perfect, Moses as Humble, Daniel as Blameless, and John The Baptist as Great, and none of them had the blood of Jesus applied to them.

They were all saved by believing that God would come as a man and die for them to pay for their sins, but they did not have the Holy Spirit indwelling them to keep them from sinning. They were practically righteous enough to have God’s favor, without the help of the Holy Spirit.

Believers Today Have The Holy Spirit, So We are Without Excuse!

As a Christian, you have a lot more power over sin than the people in the Old Testament did, and if they could achieve God seeing them as great, then so can you.

If you believe the Gospel, are fully committed to Christ, and diligently obeying Him, then God sees you as a Great Friend, not as a sheep gone astray or as an evil sinner.

Don’t allow wolves masquerading as Pastors tear you down. They only do that to gain manipulative power over you, and to make them feel comfortable in their own evil sins. On Judgment Day God will call you Great, and He will cast them into Hell!