Posts Tagged ‘ Orthodoxy ’

VerseD: James 1:22-24

But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks intently at his natural face in a mirror. For he looks at himself and goes away and at once forgets what he was like.

James 1:22‭-‬24, ESV

If we only read the Bible but never apply it to our own lives, or we merely apply it to others, we risk leading others away from Christ. We risk remaining lost.

VerseD: 2 Timothy 2:15

Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.

2 Timothy 2:15, ESV

Do we interpret the Bible and the Gospel to benefit our lives now, or do we see the need to faithfully interpret for the benefit and salvation of others?

Do we read it merely as about how great we are or as about how great God is and the world’s need for His truth?

VerseD: Acts 3:19

“Repent therefore, and turn back, that your sins may be blotted out”

Acts 3:19, ESV

We have had a way of thinking that is contrary to God. We must turn to God and learn how to live and think in a godly,Christ-like way and ask for God’s forgiveness in Jesus Christ.

VerseD: Galatians 5:25

If we live by the Spirit, let us also keep in step with the Spirit.

Galatians 5:25, ESV

We live by what is revealed in Scripture and what aligns with Scripture, the very words written by the Holy Spirit through men.

VerseD: Colossians 3:1

If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.
Colossians 3:1, ESV

It is not enough to call yourself Christian. If you are not seeking Christ and His Kingdom (and sharing the truth of the Gospel) you are in danger of showing you are not a Christian.

VerseD: James 1:22-24

But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks intently at his natural face in a mirror. For he looks at himself and goes away and at once forgets what he was like.
James 1:22‭-‬24, ESV

Merely listening to biblical teachings

(and talking about being a Christian) and never obeying or acting out the teachings is like having amnesia or being an actor.
Don’t play a part. Obey and love.

VerseD: 1 John 3:18

Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.
1 John 3:18, ESV

Too many people say one thing yet do another or even the opposite. May we live out the Gospel of peace and hope as we share it with this twisted world. 

VerseD: 1 Corinthians 16:13-14

Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. Let all that you do be done in love.
1 Corinthians 16:13‭-‬14, ESV

Be careful to not let the ways of world affect your life and faith. Be bold in the Gospel and in sacrificially loving others by the power of the Holy Spirit.

VerseD: 1 John 2:6

whoever says he abides in him ought to walk in the same way in which he walked.
1 John 2:6, ESV

Jesus showed us how to live: seek God, share God’s truth with others, and sacrificially love others that they may hear the Gospel and put their faith in Him.

VerseD: Romans 8:6

For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace.
Romans 8:6, ESV

Where you focus your thoughts determines how you act.
Do you focus in earthly pleasures or worldly woes?
Or do you focus on God, His Word, and our eternal destination?