This content is part of a series.
Living For Jesus: Have A Right Witness (3 of 3)
Gerald D Branch
1 Corinthians 1:9-17
January 14, 2001
Keywords: holy; divisions; witness; patience; humility; Christ-like
What this passage tells us is a simple extension of HOW to live a Christian life, pleasing and giving glory to the Lord.
Last week found out that the Lord, Jesus Christ set us apart to be holy...hagiazo...and in doing so, we are to then LIVE a holy life that gives honor and glory to Him...it is not optional...it is a part of being a disciple, it is being a genuine follower of Jesus Christ...we are to take up our cross and follow Him daily, putting to death the sins in our lives, and living our lives for Jesus Christ, being transformed by the renewing of our minds...not being transformed by the world...girding our minds with the Word of God, keeping sober in spirit, fixing our hope and our sight on Jesus Christ...being obedient to Him, allowing the Holy Spirit to reign in us.
One of the things the Lord convicted me of as I prepared for this message, is that IF...we are really serious about living for Jesus in 2001, then you and I, every one of us who call Jesus Christ our Lord...you and I as Christians MUST have a STRONG and POSITIVE to the people we are around every day...to our spouses, to our children, to our friends, to our co-workers, to the man or woman in the grocery store, to the checkout clerk, to everyone we come into contact with.
Today, I want us to look at living for Jesus in 2001, and the impact our witness has on doing just that.
Now, as we read this text...we see that the Corinthian church had slipped into sinful conduct...and Paul heard about it...bad news travels fast, doesn't it...and this was costing it its witness for Christ...this is not anything different than what has happened here in America in our day and time.
Folks, most of us will strongly agree, the church in America has lost and is still losing her witness for Jesus Christ, and that is because ...
There are 13080 characters in the full content. This excerpt only shows a 2000 character sample of the full content.