The Christian Life
The only way I felt I could express what living out a Christian Life is through a sermon. I am trying to be creative but I hope this isn’t too out of the box. I hope this is what you are searching for.
What is the Christian Life? (Sermon Format)
At the end of Apostle Paul’s ministry he looked back on his work and said, “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith” (II Timothy 4:7). When it comes to the Race of Life and the Christian Life, I think we have a series of choices. Every morning when we wake up you have a choices.
* 1st- We can choose not to run, but if we don’t run we can’t win or we won’t succeed and we are surely not ...view middle of the document...
If we are to remember that we are in a race as far as the Christian Life is concerned, then we need to remember 3 actions that we must take in order to reach the finish line and live the best Christian Life we can live.
I. DON’T GIVE IN TO SINNING
In Galatians 6: 7 & 8 - “Do not be deceived, God is not mocked.”
Satan is a liar and the father of lies. If there is one thing that he would like to tell us it is that we can sin and get away with it. This verse could also be translated, “Don’t fool yourself.” We are living in a generation today in my opinion, who has fooled themselves into thinking they can sin and get away with it and they are truly not living what I see as the Christian Life. Think about it, if people really thought that they could NOT get away with their sin, they would do their best not to sin.
Psalm 10:11 says, the wicked think to themselves: God has forgotten, God has hidden his face. God never sees anything! We are plainly told, “God is not mocked”
Mocks root meaning is, “pig snout.” In other words, Paul is saying, “You cannot thumb your nose up at God. We cannot be fool God. I personally believe that it is an insult to the knowledge and character of God for us to think that we can sin and get away with it. I have learned that people feel like they can fool be and sometimes and even all the time they can, but we cannot fool God any of the time.
- Well the second part Galatians 6 of verse 7 tells us, “for whatever a man sows, that will he also reap.” This is the law of the harvest, the principles of sowing and reaping. We all have to understand we reap what we have sown. If you sow corn, you will not reap strawberries. We have to understand the harvest is always the product of the seed.
- If you sow the seeds of sin you will reap the harvest of sorrow. Job 4:8 says, “As I’ve observed, those who plow sin and sow trouble will harvest it.”
Galatians 6:8 says, for he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life. If we sow to the flesh then we are surely going to reap corruption. We have to understand that sin petrifies the human soul. Our sin sours our salvation and it truly robs us of joy.
We have to understand we reap ONLY what we sow and you reap MORE than we sow. If a farmer sows a kernel of corn, he doesn’t just reap another kernel of corn, he reaps a stalk of corn, full of ears of corn.
I think about that statement and the first thing that comes to mind is Luke 6:38, “Give and it will be given to you. A good portion—packed down, firmly shaken, and overflowing—will fall into your lap. The portion you give will determine the portion you receive in return.” In other words, Jesus said, THE MORE YOU GIVE THE MORE YOU’LL GET!
- ILLUSTRATION: What about, a farmer has a jar of wheat. Now he can take that jar of wheat and make ONE loaf of bread. But if he takes that same jar of wheat…rather than making just one loaf of...