THE CHRISTIAN'S WALK
November 27, 1994
INTRODUCTION: Chapters l-3 deal with doctrine, "Riches in Christ," and the last 3 chapters deal with duty, "Responsibility in Christ." 1-3, God says, "I have made you a saint"; 4-6, God says, "Now, live a saintly life."
I. THE PLEA TO WALK WORTHY. v.1
"In a worthy manner."
"Walk" - one's behavior
The Christian life they live should weigh as much as the
profession of Christianity which they make.
ILL. Chinese Christian came to America and returned home to say, "To much talkie-talkie, not enough walkie-walkie."
Practice what we preach.
v. 1 - "Therefore"- stands as a sign board to tell us that there is no divorcement of Christian doctrine from Christian duty.
"Beseech" - divine compulsions; entreat them, to desire God's
best for them, to pray for them; indicated urgency.
"Vocation" - calling; divine summons into salvation which God gives a sinner.
Eph. 2:8-9 called to be saved - serve
Vance Havner said, "Jesus takes the disciples and makes not a depository but a dispenser out of him and through him reaches others.
ILL. Eddie Middleton - Drifters - everywhere he turns
II. THE PLAN TO WALK WORTHY. v.2
His life - fruit of the Spirit - exchanged life
A. LOWLINESS. 2a
It is self-knowledge. Bernard, "It is the virtue by which
a man becomes conscious of his own unworthiness, in
consequence of the true knowledge of himself."
To face oneself is the most humiliating thing in the world.
Most of us dramatize ourselves.
Of no repute; a word which describes a plant which trails
along the ground.
ILL. Adrian Rodgers; West Palm Beach at ballfield; nose in ground.
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