WHAT IS THE LIFE OF A CHRISTIAN?
1. A Christian lives a certain type of life.
2. We want to determine the type of life a Christian should live.
3. We will first look at the life of a Christian from the negative standpoint as to what a Christian life is NOT:
I. A CHRISTIAN LIFE IS NOT:
A. A life directed by the doctrines and commandments of men. Matt. 15:8,9; 7:21-23.
B. A life conformed to the world. Rom. 12:1,2.
C. A life in which sin reigns. Rom. 6:1,2,12-14.
D A life lived after the lusts of the flesh. Rom. 8:12,13; 13:14; Gal. 5:16-24; 1 Pet. 2:11.
E. A life of filthiness. Jas. 1:21; 2 Cor. 6:14-7:1; Col. 3:5-11.
F. A life of selfishness. Rom. 15:1-3.
II. BUT A CHRIST LIFE IS:
A. A life directed by the commandments of God. 2 Tim. 3:16,17.
B. A life of newness. Rom. 6:4; 2 Cor. 5:17.
C. A life of self-denial. Lk. 9:23.
D. A life of walking by faith. 2 Cor. 5:7.
E. A life of prayer. Lk. 18:1; 1 Thes. 5:17.
F. A life of afflictions and persecutions. 2 Tim. 3:12; 2 Cor. 4:16-18; 7:4; 2 Thes. 1: 3-12.
G. A life of temptations. Heb. 4:;15; 1 Cor. 10:13.
H. A life of good works, doing good. Gal. 6:9,10; Col. 1:10; 1 Tim. 6:18.
I. A life of study. 2 Tim. 2:15; Col. 3:16; 1 Tim. 4:13.
J. A life of glorifying God. Matt. 5:16; 1 Cor. 6:;20.
K. A life of faithfulness. Rev. 2:10; 1 Cor. 4:2; Matt. 24:12,13.
1. I suppose we could add several more things to this list, but these are the basics of a Christian life.
2. If we will endeavor to apply these things that have been named to our lives, we will be doing well.
3. A person that does not live a Christian life is wasting his time and life here on earth.
A. Because, a Christian life is the only life worth living, for now and for eternity.
4. Are you a Christian? If not, why not?
By Jim Sasser
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