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Signs That You’re Saved



“Before we explore what a Christian does, we have to understand what a Christian is.”

As we continue in our new series in 1 Thessalonians, Ben Stuart breaks down Paul’s introduction to the letter and examines a few of the defining characteristics of Christians, and how those traits are meant to encourage us in uncertain times.

Key Takeaway

We cannot do anything to earn our salvation, but there is fruit of our salvation that we can examine through the scriptures.

Characteristics of a Follower of Jesus Christ:

  1. God chose you as you are. He isn't surprised by your struggles or your hardship, He loves you despite it.
  2. The gospel came to you, and you received it.
  3. Death is coming for you, but you are ready to stand in front of our maker and face judgment.
  4. Your life has changed. Your outward expression does not line up with what the world tells you it should look like, but with the Holy Spirit.


"God wants to pull you out and set your feet on solid rock and put a new song in your mouth of praise to our God."

Ben Stuart

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Scripture References

  • 1 Corinthians 15:56
  • 1 Thessalonians 1:2-8
  • Joshua 24
  • Nehemiah 9:7
  • Acts 16:14
  • Ephesians 2:4-5
  • Ephesians 2:8-10
  • 1 Corinthians 1:28-29
  • Deuteronomy 7:6-8
  • 2 Corinthians 4:6
  • Acts 17:2
Ben Stuart Ben Stuart is the pastor of Passion City Church D.C. Prior to joining Passion City Church, Ben served as the executive director of Breakaway Ministries on the campus of Texas A&M. He also earned a master’s degree in historical theology from Dallas Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Donna, live to inspire and equip people to walk with God for a lifetime.