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True Christianity
by MarkAnthony Sinagra
05/30/06
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‘TRUE’ CHRISTIANITY




PART ONE: ‘IN SPIRIT’



Section One: ‘Spiritual’ Christians



I. WE HUMANS NEED TO HAVE GOD’S SPIRIT/NATURE IN US


A. OUR BIRTH NATURE/SPIRIT IS SINFUL

1. Adam was Originally Created with God’s Spirit/Nature Breathed Into Him

2. When Adam Disobeyed, Sin Entered Him, and He Became a Reproducer of Sinners

3. Satan’s Disobedient Spirit is the Spirit Working In Our Flesh Nature

4. Since We are All Born Sinful by Nature, God Knows We Can Not be Righteous


B. GOD’S SOLUTION IS TO GIVE US ANOTHER SPIRIT/NATURE

1. God Promised to Put His Spirit/Nature in Our Hearts to Cause Us to ‘Walk’ Right

2. Jesus said We Need a New ‘Spiritual’ Birth

3. Believers Could Not Have The Holy Spirit In Their Hearts ‘Till After Jesus’ Glorification

4. After Jesus was Resurrected He Became a Reproducer of God’s Spirit Nature

5. To Be God’s New Children, We Must Have the Holy Spirit/Nature Living In Us



II. WE CAN’T BE GODLY BY LAWS OUTSIDE OF US, BUT BY OUR SPIRIT INSIDE


A. OUR FLESH NATURE CAN’T FULFILL GOD’S OUTWARD LAW OF RIGHTEOUSNESS

1. God Introduced The Law to Incite & Expose the True Nature of Our Unredeemable Flesh

2. My Willpower Can’t Make the Inward ‘Law’ of My Flesh Fulfill the Outward Law of God


B. GOD IS LOOKING FOR US TO WORSHIP (SERVE) HIM WITH OUR INSIDE SPIRIT

1. Since Man’s Flesh Couldn’t Fulfill God’s Outward Law, He Promised to Put It Inside Us

2. God is Now Seeking for Us to Worship (Serve) Him in Spirit, Not By The Law

3. The ‘Law’ of the Spirit Overrides the ‘Law’ of the Flesh, and Fulfills the Law of God



III. WE MUST CHOOSE TO ‘WALK IN’ THE SPIRIT AGAINST THE FLESH


A. THE O.T. PEOPLE COULD CHOOSE TO ‘WALK’ WITH GOD’S SPIRIT, OR THEIR FLESH

1. Enoch ‘Walked With’ God; Perpetuating the Line of ‘Sons’ of God

2. Noah ‘Walked’ With God’s Spirit, But All Others ‘Ran’ with the Flesh


B. TODAY WE MUST CHOOSE TO ‘WALK IN’ OUR SPIRIT AGAINST OUR FLESH

1. We Can Choose to ‘Mind’ the Things of the Flesh or the Things of the Spirit

2. We Manifest the Nature of the Nature We ‘Walk’ By

3. ‘Sons’ of God Crucify Their Flesh, and Live By Their Spirit



IV. MATURING CHRISTIANS ARE THOSE GROWING IN ‘SPIRIT’


A. GROWING AND BECOMING ‘STRONG IN SPIRIT’


B. SINCE WE BEGAN BY THE SPIRIT, WE MUST NOT TRY TO PROCEED BY THE FLESH


C. WE NEED TO MATURE IN ‘SPIRIT’, NOT STAY BACK IN ELEMENTARY TEACHING


D. MATURITY IS NOT ‘OF THE FLESH’, BUT BECOMING ‘SPIRITUAL’ CHRISTIANS


E. ’SPIRITUAL’ CHRISTIANS ARE FULL OF THE HOLY SPIRIT, FAITH, AND WISDOM


F. ‘SPIRITUAL’ UNDERSTANDING COMES FROM THE HOLY SPIRIT, NOT FROM AGE



V. TRUE CHRISTIANS WITH GOD’S SPIRIT MANIFEST THEIR FATHER’S NATURE


A. THE KIND OF INNER NATURE DETERMINES THE KIND OF OUTER FRUIT PRODUCED


B. IF YOU CLAIM TO BE A CHILD OF GOD YOU SHOULD MANIFEST HIS NATURE



VI. OUR SPIRIT HAS SENSES THAT WE NEED TO EXERCISE AND DEVELOP


A. LIKE PHYSICAL SENSES, THE SPIRIT HAS ’SPIRITUAL’ SENSES


B. WE NEED TO USE OUR SPIRITUAL SENSES TO DISCERN THE THINGS OF GOD

1. Our Heart/Spirit has ‘Spiritual’ Ears that can be ‘Circumcised’ to Hear God

2. We can be Discipled by God to Hear His Words


C. JESUS FULLY USED HIS ‘SPIRITUAL’ SENSES TO DISCERN ‘SPIRITUAL’ THINGS


D. GROWTH IN SPIRITUAL SENSITIVITY COMES FROM USING OUR SPIRITUAL SENSES




Section Two: ‘Spiritual’ Christianity



I. THE HOLY SPIRIT IS OUR GUARDIAN AND MENTOR ON EARTH TODAY


A. THE HOLY SPIRIT IS NOW HERE IN JESUS PLACE


B. GOD THE FATHER AND SON ARE HERE WITH US THROUGH THE HOLY SPIRIT


C. THE HOLY SPIRIT OF TRUTH IS NOW HERE SPEAKING TO US FOR FATHER & JESUS


D. THE SPIRIT TAKING JESUS’ PLACE IS EXPEDIENT INDIVIDUALLY & CORPORATELY



II. TRUE SUBMISSION IS TO THE AUTHORITY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT


A. WHEN THE ISRAELITES REBELLED IT WAS REALLY AGAINST THE HOLY SPIRIT


B. ‘EXPERIENTIAL’ AUTHORITY IS EXERCISED THROUGH THE HOLY SPIRIT

1. The Holy Spirit is the One Who Calls and Places Ministers in the Church

2. The Holy Spirit is The One with the Authority to Lead and Control Ministers and Ministry



III. THE GOOD MESSAGE MUST BE BROUGHT BY & WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT


A. JESUS BROUGHT THE MESSAGE WITH THE PRESENCE & POWER OF THE SPIRIT


B. THE APOSTLES NEEDED THE POWER OF THE SPIRIT TO ‘WITNESS’ THEIR MESSAGE


C. THE HOLY SPIRIT IS EVIDENCE OF THE RESURRECTION & LORDSHIP OF JESUS


D. THE APOSTLES NEEDED REPEATED FILLINGS OF THE SPIRIT TO KEEP WITNESSING


E. THE MESSAGE IS BROUGHT BY & WITH THE SPIRIT, NOT MAN’S WORDS/WISDOM



IV. WE NEED TO POSITIVELY PURSUE THE ENLIVENING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT


A. THE BIBLE ENCOURAGES US TO BE FILLED AND BUILT UP BY THE HOLY SPIRIT


B. WE NEED TO KEEP OUR ‘SPIRITUAL’ FIRE ALIVE


C. WE MUST BE HAVING THE SPIRIT ‘FIRE UP’, TO ‘BUILD UP’ THE CHURCH


D. MUST NOT BE NEGATIVE TO SUPERNATURAL MANIFESTATIONS OF THE SPIRIT

1. We Must Not ‘Put Out’ the ‘Fire’ of the Holy Spirit

2. It is Unforgivable to Call the Holy Spirit an Unclean Spirit




PART TWO: ‘IN TRUTH’



Section One: ‘True’ Christians



I. WE MUST WORSHIP (SERVE) GOD IN ‘TRUTH’


A. THE ‘FATHERS’ OF OUR FAITH WALKED ‘BEFORE’ GOD IN TRUTH

1. Abraham, Issac, & Jacob Walked ‘Before’ the Lord Their God

2. ‘True’ Kings Walked Before God In Truth


B. TO WALK ‘BEFORE’ GOD, IS TO LIVE ‘UP FRONT’, OPEN, NOT HIDING ANYTHING



II. ‘TRUE’ CHRISTIANITY INCLUDES SERVING GOD WITH TRUE MOTIVES


A. GOD ‘SEES’ THAT OUR HEART HAS BEEN TAINTED WITH CORRUPT MOTIVES


B. GOD SEARCHES OUR HEARTS, LOOKING FOR THOSE WITH ‘TRUE’ MOTIVES


C. PAULS’ EMPHASIS ON TRUE MOTIVES



III. ‘TRUE’ CHRISTIANS SERVE GOD BY DOING HIS WILL


A. NOT WORDS, BUT ACTIONS


B. NOT BY DOING YOUR OWN ‘RELIGIOUS’ WORKS, BUT BY DOING GOD’S WILL


C. ‘TRUE’ CHRISTIANS SERVE GOD ACCORDING TO HIS WORD



IV. TO WALK AS A ‘TRUE’ CHRISTIAN YOU MUST EXERCISE ‘TRUE’ LOVE


A. LOVING GOD ‘IN TRUTH’


B. LOVING OUR FELLOW CHRISTIANS ‘IN TRUTH’




Section Two: ‘True’ Christianity



I. WE ARE CALLED TO WORSHIP/SERVE GOD - SINGLE & WHOLE HEARTEDLY


A. GOD IS TO BE THE ONLY SOURCE WE DRAW ALL OUR LIFE FROM


B. WHEN WE ARE MIXED OR DOUBLE, WE BECOME POLLUTED OR DILUTED



II. ‘TRUE’ CHRISTIANITY REQUIRES DISTINCTION AND SEPARATION


A. WE MUST MAKE A DISTINCTION BETWEEN WHAT’S OF GOD FROM WHAT’S NOT

1. When we Lose our Sensitivity to Mixture, we become Blind to our own Corruption.


B. WE MUST SEPARATE OURSELVES FROM WHAT’S NOT OF GOD



III. NOT JUST BEING ‘IN CHURCH’, BUT IN ACCOUNTABLE RELATIONSHIPS


A. MINISTERS ARE TO MAKE DISCIPLES, NOT CHURCHES MEMBERS


B. DON’T JUST GO TO THE SAME MEETING, BUT SHARPEN & EXHORT ONE ANOTHER


C. THE BLESSINGS OF: WISE DISPENSATION OF, AND RECEPTIVITY TO; CORRECTION



IV. NOT WHAT LOOKS GOOD TO MEN, BUT WHAT’S FROM THE HEART TO GOD



V. TRUE AUTHORITY COMES FROM GOD, NOT MEN


A. THE RELIGIOUS LEADERS CHALLENGE JOHN & JESUS ABOUT THEIR AUTHORITY


B. JESUS EXERCISED AN AUTHORITY THAT THE RELIGIOUS LEADERS DIDN’T HAVE


C. EVEN PAUL GOT HIS AUTHORITY FROM GOD, NOT FROM THE APOSTLES


D. ‘HUMAN RELIGIOUS’ AUTHORITY CAN BE CONTRARY TO GOD



VI. NOT ‘DOING CHURCH’, BUT DOING GOD’S WILL


A. NOT RELIGIOUS RITUAL, BUT LISTENING TO GOD & DOING WHAT HE SAYS

1. You can Go to Church and Hear the Bible Every Week, But Not Know His Voice


B. KNOWING THE BIBLE & DOING CHURCH DOESN’T MEAN WE’RE DOING HIS WILL


C. TREATING PEOPLE RIGHT IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN RELIGIOUS RITUALS


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