Posts Tagged ‘ Orthodoxy ’

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?

VerseD: Romans 10:10

For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.
Romans 10:10, ESV

You cannot be made right with God without heart-change, without the way you think and act changing. With few exceptions, you are not a Christian if you never tell others of the faith in the One who changes you.

VerseD: Matthew 5:14

“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.”
Matthew 5:14, ESV

Do you live a life that points people to Christ? Is it evident you are a Cbrisitian?
Live out your faith. People should know you follow Christ.

VerseD: Colossians 2:6

Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him,
Colossians 2:6, ESV

We should be wise about the teachings we allow to influence us, so read the Scriptures and live amongst those who follow good doctrine to the glory of God.

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

Some may say “share the Gospel, and if necessary use words.”

That is not the point here. Rather, it is better said “put your money where your mouth is.”

Do not merely teach it: Do it.

VerseD: 1 Corinthians 13:1

If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.
1 Corinthians 13:1 ESV

Everything we do and say should glorify God and draw others to Him. If what we say and do only scares people away and/or distracts from God, we may not be acting in love.

VerseD: Genesis 15:6

And he believed the Lord , and he counted it to him as righteousness.
Genesis 15:6, ESV

The most important thing the Lord requires of us is faith and obedience. Without faith, we cannot be fully obedient. Without obedience, we show our lack of faith.

VerseD: Matthew 18:6

but whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a great millstone fastened around his neck and to be drowned in the depth of the sea.
Matthew 18:6, ESV

We must be careful how we live and teach, for we are just as culpable in others’ salvation as our own. If we push people away from God through our actions and teachings (that do not conform with Scripture), we are guilty.

(He still shows grace, if we turn and repent!)

Be careful how you live.