Wednesday, 6 January 2016

Word Of THe Day: Following Christ

Following Christ

 “If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!
{2 Corinthians 5:17}
When a person comes to faith in Christ there will be some evidence of this faith in their lives. You won’t see perfection in a Christian, but what you will see is something different in that person. You will see some evidence that a person has a relationship with Christ. Now it’s very important to we understand that we aren’t talking about being saved by works. You aren’t a Christian because you don’t curse or smoke or cut people off in traffic or because you go to church or give money to charity. Everyone sins and falls short of God’s glory, but through Christ we are forgiven of those sins.

A Christian is someone who calls on Christ to save them from their sins. (Rom 3:23-26) You’ll see these differences more clearly in some Christians than in others – we’re all a work in progress and we all grow in Christ at different rates. But eventually the person who is following Christ will:
7 Changes that a Follower of Christ Must Experience.
 1.      Love Christ
We love Him because He first loved us. {1 John 4:19}

2.                Hate Sin
Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.
"Be sincere in your love for others. Hate everything that is evil and hold tight to everything that is good." {Romans 12:9}

3.                 Pray
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

"Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus."{Philippians 4:6-7}
4.                 Read and Apply the Teachings of the Bible
Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.(Jam 1:22)

5.                Turn from the Works of the Flesh
The works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like. (Gal 5:19-21)

6.                Produce the Fruits of the Spirit.
The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace,longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. (Gal 5:22-23)

7.                Live by Faith
I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me. (Gal 2:20)


God Bless you all.

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