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CONFESSION OF CHRIST

There are two parts to salvation which much be made clear to every child of God.

a. Believing in the heart, which is receiving the Lord as Saviour. Jn.3:16, 18, 36. Acts 16:31.
b. Confessing with the mouth that Jesus Christ is Lord. Matt.10:32, 33, Rom.10:9.

NECESSITY OF CONFESSING CHRIST

1. It is the command of Christ that the believer must confess Him. Mtt.10:32, 32
2. It is the source of help and strength to the believer. Rom.1:16, I Cor.1:18.
3. Confession of Christ brings real joy to the convert. Lk.15:7, Acts 8:39.
4. When Christ is being confessed many problem are solved. Rom.10:10
5. We must confessed what great things Christ has done in our life. I Tim.1:12-15.

THE METHODS OF CONFESSING CHRIST

1.    He is to be confessed in a church Assembly, or prayer meeting. John 9:24-25, Acts 9:20.
2.    Confess Jesus Christ privately to your friends, relatives and neighbours. Lk.8:39, Acts 9:22.
3.    Confess Christ before chiefs, Magistrates, Government, and Presidents. Acts 26:26-28.
4.    Confess Jesus by joining a true, spiritual, actives Christian church. Rom.16:1
5.    Confess Christ by constant attendance at church services. Prov.8:17, 34-36. Acts 10:27.
6.    Confess Christ by contributing greatly for the building of the church. Lk.6:38, Acts 4:36-37.
7.    Do well to confess Him by your faithfulness in the things of God. Lk.21:1-4, Mtt.5:48, Acts 9:36.

TIME TO CONFESS, TO WHOM AND WHERE

1.    Christ must be confessed at all times Jer.20:9.
2.    Confession of Christ should be done repeatedly not once. Acts 5:28
3.    Confession of Christ should be for people of all nations. Acts 1:8, 5:20.

THE INDICATION OF CONFESSING CHRIST

1. Confession of Christ is witnessing to the fact that one is a Christian. Rom. 10:9.
2. Witnessing is telling the simple story of actual facts that we know. 1 John 5:10.
3. That knowledge must be positive, definite and personal. 1 John 4:2.
4. It must be something that has affected one of his five senses. Acts 26:24-25.

QUALIFICATION

1. A witness for Christ must be saved himself. 1Tim.1:15.
2. One must have change in his own personal life. II Cor.5:17.
3. Tell about answers to prayer you have received. Dan. 6:10, 21-22.
4. Tell about personal victory over sins and temptations. Rom. 10:17, Gal. 1:18-20.
5. Speak of the Saviour’s perfect life, sufferings, death, resurrection, ascension, His second coming & future Judgment.

HINDRANCES TO CONFESSION AND DANGER OF NOT CONFESSING

1. The fear of man. When one is afraid of the oppositions. II Tim.1:7,1 John 4:8, Phil. 4:13, Matt.10:28.
2. Ashamed of confessing Christ. Matt.10:33, II Tim. 1:8.
3. Impure life. To live unclean living. 1 John 1:9
4. Failure to confess Christ is dangerous. Eze. 33:8, Matt. 25:41-46.

Conclusion: We must live a life full of confessing Christ to the world for this is God’s will concerning us.

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