What Ought a Christian Be? by Robert Walker

What Ought a Christian Be?
Robert Walker
Galatians 5

On December 7, 1903 the Wright brothers made their first historic flight for the first time in history a vehicle by its own power had come off the ground.

And they did it in their home made plane called the Kitty Hawk. They were so jubilant and belated about it that they sent a telegram home to their sister in Dayton Ohio.

And the telegram said this, first sustain flight 59 seconds. Hope to be home by Christmas. The sister received it and she too was so belated and jubilant that she rushed down to the editor of the local newspaper.

She put the telegram on his desk and the next morning the headlines came out in the paper and it said this, "Popular young bike merchants hope to be home for the holidays.

The editor completely missed the point. The scoop of the century; the headline of the age and he didn't get it and it has gone down in history as the man who missed the point.

As tragic as it may seem sometimes many time many people missed the point of what it means to be a Christian.

What is a Christian and what ought a Christian do and what ought a Christian be?

Do you remember Stephen Covey's book, Seven Habits of Highly Effective People? Well, years ago, Intervarsity published a book called, 77 Habits of Highly Ineffective Christians.

Well let me share with you the story of a highly effective Christian.

Many here have heard the name of Luis Palau. He described his dad, a well-known preacher in South America, as his hero. Palau said that his dad would share the gospel with people and try to help them mature in Christ every single day.

On cold winter mornings he would see his dad get out of bed, wrap a poncho around himself, heat the wood stove, and pray by the stove. And he would talk to Luis sometimes and he said, "Luis, Proverbs has 31 chapters. There is 31 days in a month. I read a chapter everyday. It gives me wisdom. It helps me to understand what God wants." And Luis sa ...


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