The Marks of a Healthy Church, vs. 1-2:
Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be. My Father will honor the one who serves me.
Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.
In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace.
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
The Marks of Mature Believers, vs. 3-11:
My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message,
I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete. John 15:11
The Marks of a Mature Witness, vs. 12-19
He said to them, Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. Mark 16:15
But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.
1 Peter 3:15
When the Advocate comes, whom I will send to you from the Father—the Spirit of truth who goes out from the Father—he will testify about me. And you also must testify, for you have been with me from the beginning.
John 15: 26-27