The word authenticity means to be authentic, real, genuine, credible, not in any way misrepresented. Christian people have gotten a bad
reputation because there are many Believers who are not authentic in
their faith. However, Believers should strive to be as authentic as
Jesus was when we walked on the Earth. As a result, it will be much
easier for us to win others over to the Kingdom of God.

  1. Let your love be sincere. Hate what is evil and hold fast to that which is good (Romans 12:9, AMP).
    1. It is easy to be phony. However, God wants to be the distinguishing factor in our lives.
    2. God wants His presence in our lives to separate us from all that is phony.
    3. He wants us to have a real relationship with Him.
    4. Most people think it is easy to have a real relationship with God, but it is not.
      1. Forming a real relationship with God requires genuine effort.
  2. Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life. Everything about Him is authentic (John 14:6).
    1. The Word became flesh and dwelt among us (John 1:10-14, AMP).
      1. Jesus demonstrated who He was and His life’s mission through infallible proofs (Acts 1:3, AMP).
    2. People are watching our actions. They want to know how authentic we are.
      1. They want to know if we are who we say we are (2 Corinthians 2:9, AMP).
      2. Are you willing to allow your attitude to be tested?
      3. Will you past the test?
  3. Religious people always find fault and uphold man-made traditions, even above God’s Word (Mark 7:1-13, AMP).
    1. Jesus said that these hypocrites honor Him with their lips, but their hearts are far from Him (Mark 7:6-8).
      1. They uphold outward traditions instead of the things of God.
      2. Hypocrisy among Believers makes the Word of God ineffective. (Mark 7:11-13).

Scripture References:

  • Romans 12:9, AMP
  • John 14:6
  • John 1:10-14, AMP
  • Acts 1:3, AMP
  • 2 Corinthians 2:9, AMP
  • Mark 7:1-13, AMP