What is a Saint?

  • According to the Bible, a saint is a follower of Jesus Christ.                                              Romans 16:15,   1 Corinthians 1:2.
  • Scripture urges us to pray for the saints in Ephesians 6:18, not to them. The Bible does not instruct believers in Christ to pray to anyone other than God.   1 Timothy 2:5.
  • In fact, the Bible tells us that we believers on earth can “approach the throne of grace with confidence.”  Hebrews 4:16
  • We are to intercede for the saints in Romans 8:26-27 and help the saints in  2 Cor 8:4 and in 1Corinthians 16:1.
  • According to Ephesians 4:12, the work of pastors and teachers is to “equip the saints for the work of the ministry, for building up the body of Christ.”
  • Read more: http://www.gotquestions.org/prayer-saints-Mary.html#ixzz303bVMmFe

How Can You Know if You Are a Saint?

  • When you surrendered your life to Jesus Christ you changed from within.                        1 Cor. 6:11; John 3:3 and 3:7
  •  When you study the Bible it is for you personally.  Hebrews 4:12
  •  When you sin you are miserable.  John 16:8-11
  •  You enjoy being around other Christians.  1 John 1:7 – fellowship with one another
  •  You have a new awareness of sin in your life as the Holy Spirit begins to show you. John 15:26
  •  You love God’s Word and hunger for it.  1 Peter 2:2
  •  You desire to change your life, obey God and grow more like Jesus.  2 Cor. 5:17
  •  You desire to talk about Jesus Christ and share Him with others.  Romans 1:16
  •  There is an increase in testing and persecution.  Luke 21:16, 1 Peter 4:12-14 and              1 John  3:13
  •  You are almost constantly thinking about God.  Psalms 34:1
  •  You confess Jesus as Savior and Lord.  1John 4:15
  •  You desire to please God and obey Him.  1John 2:3
  •  Someone said that a saint confesses more and more—but actually sins less and less.
  •  You become more and more grateful for God’s blessings, beginning with salvation.

Does this describe you?                                                                                                            Would you like it to describe you?                                                                                                The following link will explain the basics of who Jesus is and how He can transform your  life: http://www.whoisjesus-really.com /

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[This life is temporary. This life is short.  When this life is over, our bodies will die and become empty shells, but our souls will continue to live forever.  Where will the “real you” live?  Will you live for all eternity separated from God?  Or will you spend eternity in the presence of God in heaven?   Learn more so you can make your most important decision:    http://www.whoisjesus-really.com/  and www.godlife.com

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About Kathleen

God delights in working through His people as they submit to Him. Jesus said to go into all the world and preach the good news to everyone (Mark 16:15). No matter where we live on this planet, people are separated from God because of sin. We ALL need a Savior, and there’s only ONE. It brings me great joy to share Christ with the lost and lonely. Over the years I’ve learned a great deal while facilitating Bible studies. I’ve found myself on college and university campuses, the beach, the streets, the hospital, the jail and the juvenile facility for incarcerated teens sharing God’s message of love. I also serve as an online missionary with Global Media Outreach. I’ve seen countless lives transformed when people turn away from sin and turn to Jesus. The changes God makes are real and lasting. These are some of my experiences. NOTE: My stories have been altered, removing any and all identifying factors. This includes names and other particulars in order to protect confidentiality and anonymity.
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4 Responses to What is a Saint?

  1. Christine says:

    We are all saints through faith in Jesus. Through faith, all believers are covered in the holiness of Christ and therefore holy in God’s eyes. What wonderful good news this is!!

  2. Goldie Shaw says:

    Dear Kathleen,
    What a comprehensive list of qualifications for a saint. I wanted to be that person as I read the list. I am lacking in several of them. Would you pray that I want to read the Bible because lately I read other books instead. They are Christian books and relate many qualities of Sainthood. I need a good spark of “want to” Thanks for praying. Praise God for your topic and the way you handled it. Goldie

    • Kathleen says:

      Dear Goldie,
      I have a suggestion for you! I have the Bible on CD and often listen while driving my car, working in the kitchen or sewing. Listening to God’s spoken word has been a huge blessing in my life. You will be blessed as well!

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