Living For Christ Is Wonderful, But It's Not Easy - 4 Facts To Remember


Old definition of Legalists: people who think they can earn salvation or are harsh or manipulative about Scripture.

New definition: people who talk about Christian responsibilities.

We're getting so used to decaf Christianity, that genuine faith is becoming unpopular, especially when we talk about Christian responsibility or self-denial.


Salvation is a gift – no good works can earn it (Ephesians 2:8), but living for Christ is not easy, and we shouldn't tell anyone it is.

1. Following Christ has a cost.
Luke 14:25-34

2. God has expectations of us
Ephesians 5
(one of many examples)

3. We can please, displease, grieve, anger, disappoint, and hurt our Lord.
Genesis 6:6
Ephesians 4:30
Isaiah 63:10

4. Following Christ requires self-denial and effort.
Matthew 10:37-38
Matthew 10:28
Romans 12:2
Colossians 1:9-10


Living for Christ isn't easy, but it's wonderful. He is the only One who can save us and the only One who can change us from the inside out!
1 Thessalonians 2:4-6
 
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1 comment:

  1. This is Yesterday's bible Love note,but it is so good.I'm glad I found it.

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