Do I really Show I Am A Christian?
- THE LAST FEW WEEKS AND THE LAST FEW
DAYS, ESPECIALLY, HAVE BEEN OF GREAT INTEREST TO ME AND PROMPTED
THE THOUGHTS OF THIS SERMON.
- I WOULD LIKE TO USE THE EVENTS OF THE
LAST FEW DAYS TO CAUSE YOU TO GIVE SERIOUS THOUGHT THAT YOUR
ACTIONS LET OTHERS KNOW WHAT IS REALLY IMPORTANT TO YOU AND
WHAT YOU BELIEVE IN.
- SUPPORT GIVEN TO A CANDIDATE:
- People will promote a cause or some
candidate for some office, because they belief in that which
he has said and stands for.
- People will dig deep into their finances
to support their candidate to get his message out to the masses
- People will stand on the street corners,
shout, hold banners high, and stop anyone that passes by them
to tell them about their candidate and his being the
savior of the cause he is running for.
- People will say now is the day to
let your voice [vote] be heard for the time has come to decide.
- People will take time off from:
- Their jobs.
- Their families.
- Even miss church services to attend
rallies to voice their support for that which their candidate
- SUPPORT GIVEN TO CHRIST:
- Will you promote the cause of Christ,
because you believe in what he has said and done?
- Will you dig deep into your finances
to support the work of Christ, to get His message out to the
masses of people?
- Will you be willing to stand on the
street corners, shout, hold a banner high for Christ, and
stop anyone that passes by to tell them of Christ and
his being the savior of the world.
- Will you tell others that "now
is the day of salvation"? [II
- Will you tell others as did Paul
, Knowing the time, that
now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our
salvation nearer than when we believed."
- Will you take time off from:
- Your job to do this?
- Your families to do this?
- Will you miss other activities
to attend the assemblies of the church to voice your support
for that which Christ stands?
- SOMEWHERE OUR PRIORITIES HAVE BEEN
6:33 = "But seek ye first the kingdom of
God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added
- I have seen church members:
- Hold up a candidates sign
that you could not get to hold up a sign advertising a Gospel
meeting or the location of a church building.
- Talk to strangers about their candidate
and the need of switching to his "party" - That
have said they do not know how to talk to a stranger about
being a Christian. [Hebrews
- I have talked to members of the
church that attend rallies for candidates in the last few
days and weeks, time and time again, that have said they
do not have time to attend church services due to busy schedules.
- I have had church members say that
this election is the most important thing in their lives,
when we can read in Gods Word about the importance
of our soul. Mark
8:34-38 = "And when he had called the
people unto him with his disciples also, he said unto them,
whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and
take up his cross, and follow me. For whosoever will save
his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life
for my sake and the gospels, the same shall save it.
For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole
world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in
exchange for his soul? Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed
of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation;
of him also shall the Sons of man be ashamed, when he cometh
in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.?
- ASK YOURSELF THESE QUESTIONS:
- What benefits will you receive from
- What has he done for you?
- What has he promised you?
- Will he keep his promises?
- What benefits will you receive from
- He died for you.
3:16 = " For God so loved the world,
that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth
in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."
Thessalonians 5:10 = "Who died for us,
that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together
- He paid the redemptive price for
Peter 1:18-19 = " Forasmuch as ye know
that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver
and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition
from your fathers; But with the precious blood of Christ,
as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:"
- He has promised you "a crown
2:10 = "Fear none of those things which
thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of
you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have
tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I
will give thee a crown of life."
- He has promise that all who have
faithfully followed His Word will be with him where He is
and behold His glory. [John
17:14-24, note verses 20-24]. John
17:20-24 = "Neither pray I for these
alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through
their word; That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art
in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that
the world may believe that thou hast sent me. And the glory
which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be
one, even as we are one: I in them, and thou in me, that
they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may
know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou
hast loved me. Father, I will that they also, whom thou
hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold
my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me
before the foundation of the world."
- His promises will be kept for He
cannot lie. Hebrews
6:18 = "That by two immutable things,
in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have
a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold
upon the hope set before us:"
- WILL YOU MAKE MORE OF A SACRIFICE FOR
YOUR CANDIDATE THAN YOU WILL FOR CHRIST?
12:1-2 = " I beseech you therefore, brethren,
by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living
sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable
service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed
by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that
good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God."
- WHERE DO YOUR PRIORITIES LIE?
- IT IS TIME WE TOOK A SERIOUS LOOK AT
OURSELVES FOR THE JUDGMENT IS UPON US.
Thessalonians 5:2 = "For yourselves know
perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as thief in the
Peter 3:12 = "Looking for and hasting unto
the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire
shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent
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