Saturday, June 4, 2011
Impact for Christ
1 Tim 4:10-16
I was reading in Timothy and it made me do some thinking about our way of life. The Christians that make the biggest impact for Christ match the characteristics that Paul was telling Timothy about in 1 Tim 4:12. Paul's words weren't just for the young generation, all of
In word: people who make a difference for Christ control what they say, avoid negative talk, and speak words that honor God.
In conduct: people who practice discretion in their behavior shine for all the world to see.
In love: By taking heed of Jesus' words to love God and their neighbor (Matt.22:37-39) Christians please Jesus and touch people's hearts.
In faith: Those who put their faith into action change lives
In purity: It is tough to be morally pure and doctrinally sound, but those who are can set the bar for the rest of us.
All of us should be an example for our children and the rest of the world, in word, conduct, love faith and purity; that's how we make an impact for Christ.