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Marks of a Disciple

Updated: Jan 13, 2019

Galatians 6:17 HCSB From now on, let no one cause me trouble, because I carry the marks of Jesus on my body.

1. A Spirit of Meekness Dear brothers and sisters, if another Christian is overcome by some sin, you who are godly should gently and humbly help that person back onto the right path. And be careful not to full into the same temptation yourself. (Galatians 6:1)

Note: a. Overcome by sin. This means that a person has been surprised by a temptation and suddenly fallen. It is another matter entirely to enter into sin deliberately through rebellion. b. Gently. Gentleness does not mean that we don’t try to correct or rebuke. It means we do not approach the issue with wrath and passion as though we will somehow conquer over our brother. It means we temper our approach with love and do no more than is absolutely necessary.

James 3:17 But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure. It is also peace loving, gentle at all times, and willing to yield to others. It is full of mercy and good deeds. It shows no partiality and is always sincere.

c. Humbly. Humility is indicated when we realize that we are just as likely to fall into the same temptation.

 Titus 3:3-7 Once we, too, were foolish and disobedient. We were misled by others and became slaves to many wicked desires and evil pleasures. Our lives were full of evil and envy. We hated others, and they hated us. (4) But then God our Savior showed us his kindness and love. (5) He save us, not because of the good things we did, but because of his mercy. He washed away our sins and gave us a new life through the Holy Spirit. (6) He generously poured out the Spirit upon us because of what Jesus Christ our Savior did. (7) He declared us not guilty because of his great kindness. And now we know that we will inherit eternal life.


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