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Does The Lord Know You

DOES THE LORD KNOW YOU?

MATTHEW 7:15-23

INTRODUCTION:

            A.        Many have been deceived into believing false doctrines

                        1.         All will be saved; Romans 1:16-18

                        2.         Some deceive themselves; James 1:22

            B.         We can be sure:

                        1.         God knows all things; Hebrews 4:13

                        2.         God does not know those who reject His word, in a favorable                                                         way; Matthew 7:21

                        3.         All will answer to God in the end; Colossians 4:1

            C.        Many claim to know the Lord while failing to do His will; James 1:6-8

            D.        Our study today “Does the Lord Know You?”

 

I.          THE QUESTION:  “DOES GOD KNOW YOU?”

            A.        Does not reflect on God’s ability to know; Hebrews 4:13

                        1.         God sets the standard for fellowship; II Corinthians 6:14-18

                        2.         He will judge with righteous judgment; II Corinthians 5:10

            B.         The inspired writer stated; I Corinthians 6:9-10

            C.        God refuses to know, give favor, to the unrighteous; I John 1:6

            D.        God turns away from the disobedient; Isaiah 59:1-2

            E.         Jesus stated; Matthew 7:23

 

II.         “DOES GOD KNOW YOU?”

            A.        Jesus calls all to obedience; John 12:32

                        1.         He stated; Matthew 11:28

                        2.         Paul wrote; Romans 1:16

            B.         God knows, acknowledges, those who obey His word; Matthew 7:21

                        1.         Paul wrote; Galatians 3:2

                        2.         The church at Rome was told; Romans 10:17

                        3.         The word of faith must be believed and accepted; Hebrews 11:6

                        4.         Jesus stated; John 12:48

                        5.         To obey the Lord one has to confess Christ; Romans 10:10

                        6.         To obey the word of the Lord one has to be baptized into the body of                                             Christ; I Corinthians 12:13

            C.        When one has been baptized into Christ, he is required to be faithful to the                                     word; Revelation 2:10

 

CONCLUSION:

            A.        Many claim to know Christ, without merit; I John 2:3

            B.         The real question is “Does The Lord Know You?”