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W is a Saint?
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Many use the word “saint”
in wrong ways.
1 Corinthians 1:1-2
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1 Paul, called to be an apostle of
Jesus Christ through the will of
God, and Sosthenes our brother,...
Wrong Uses
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Christian who:
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Is dead

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Performed 2 miracles

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Was approved by a vote to be made a “patron
sai...
Today – Two Issues
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WHO IS A SAINT?

HOW CAN I BECOME ONE?
What is a Saint?
The word – Saint

Same Greek word is translated –
holy, sanctified
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Saint = a holy one
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Greek word = c...
Illustration
The 6th Commandment

Exodus 20:8 Remember the
Sabbath day, to keep it holy.

The Sabbath day was to be
sepa...
In the Old Testament
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

Aaron – Psalm 106:16 When they envied
Moses in the camp, And Aaron the saint of
the Lord,
God's...
In the Old Testament




Those who worship God –
Psalm 30:4 Sing praise to the
Lord, You saints of His, And
give thanks ...
In the New Testament
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Members of local congregations

Romans 1:7 To all who are in Rome, beloved
of God, called ...
In the New Testament
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Those who live in a holy manner

Ephesians 5:3-4 3 But fornication and all
uncleanness or covet...
How to become a saint

Repent = change of direction,
change of mind

Luke 13:3 I tell you, no; but
unless you repent you ...
How to become a saint
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Be saved from sin – 1
Corinthians 6:9-11 9 Do you
not know that the
unrighteous will not inherit
...
Are you a saint?






Not a patron saint in
Catholic Church

Not a super-Christian

Not an extra-ordinary person
Are you a saint?

BUT:
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Have you repented of your
sins?

Have you dedicated your life
to God?




God wants you to fol...
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The word "saint" is used today in several ways that are not the Biblical use. Who is a saint? Can I become one?

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  1. 1. W is a Saint? hat Many use the word “saint” in wrong ways.
  2. 2. 1 Corinthians 1:1-2  1 Paul, called to be an apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of God, and Sosthenes our brother, 2 To the church of God which is at Corinth, to those who are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all who in every place call on the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both theirs and ours:
  3. 3. Wrong Uses  Christian who:  Is dead  Performed 2 miracles    Was approved by a vote to be made a “patron saint” Process called “canonization” “Super Christian”
  4. 4. Today – Two Issues   WHO IS A SAINT? HOW CAN I BECOME ONE?
  5. 5. What is a Saint? The word – Saint  Same Greek word is translated – holy, sanctified  Saint = a holy one  Greek word = consecrated, separted, dedicated 
  6. 6. Illustration The 6th Commandment  Exodus 20:8 Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.  The Sabbath day was to be separate from other days in the week  This day is dedicated to God 
  7. 7. In the Old Testament   Aaron – Psalm 106:16 When they envied Moses in the camp, And Aaron the saint of the Lord, God's People – Deuteronomy 33:2-4 2 And he said: "The Lord came from Sinai, And dawned on them from Seir; He shone forth from Mount Paran, And He came with ten thousands of saints; From His right hand Came a fiery law for them. 3 Yes, He loves the people; All His saints are in Your hand; They sit down at Your feet; Everyone receives Your words.
  8. 8. In the Old Testament   Those who worship God – Psalm 30:4 Sing praise to the Lord, You saints of His, And give thanks at the remembrance of His holy name. Those in covenant with God –
  9. 9. In the New Testament     Members of local congregations Romans 1:7 To all who are in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Philippians 4:21-22 22 Greet every saint in Christ Jesus. The brethren who are with me greet you. 22 All the saints greet you, but especially those who are of Caesar's household. Jerusalem, Rome, Corinth, Ephesus,
  10. 10. In the New Testament   Those who live in a holy manner Ephesians 5:3-4 3 But fornication and all uncleanness or covetousness, let it not even be named among you, as is fitting for saints; 4 neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor coarse jesting, which are not fitting, but rather giving of thanks.
  11. 11. How to become a saint Repent = change of direction, change of mind  Luke 13:3 I tell you, no; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish.  Acts 2:38a Then Peter said to them, "Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the 
  12. 12. How to become a saint  Be saved from sin – 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 9 Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals,
  13. 13. Are you a saint?    Not a patron saint in Catholic Church Not a super-Christian Not an extra-ordinary person
  14. 14. Are you a saint? BUT:  Have you repented of your sins?  Have you dedicated your life to God?   God wants you to follow Him
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