How to Walk Worthy of His Name
Dr. Ernest L. Easley
Ephesians 4:1-3, 31-32
June 11, 2006
The name Alexander the Great is mentioned throughout history books. History tells us that he was a very strict and disciplined leader. One day while out in the field of battle ... one of his soldiers got out of line. In fact .. it was so severe that he was brought before Alexander the Great!
You can imagine the fear and dread in the heart of that soldier knowing he was being brought before this great leader. Well .. as he stood before Alexander the Great ... this great leader looked him in the eyes and asked, "Soldier, what's your name?" With hesitation .. he said, "Sir, my name is Alexander." "Alexander?" he asked. "That's my name and you're behaving like that?. Soldier .. you either change your name or change your conduct."
I believe there are times when God wants to call us in to ask, "What's your name?" And we say, "Christian, Sir." And then for God to say to us, "Christian? With your behavior? Either change your name or change your conduct. Did you know that the reputation of our Lord is bound up in us? Well ... it is! And that tells me that the reputation of Jesus Christ is at risk everyday we go to school ... everyday we go to work .. everyday we come here for Bible study, fellowship and worship!
Jesus said, "If you've seen Me, you've seen the Father." In other words ... "if you want to know what the Father's like ... just look at me." And in the same way ... if you name the name of Jesus as your savior and Lord ... you are saying to those around you, "if you want to know what Jesus is like ... just look at me." Weather you like it or not .. the people in this city are watching you to see the truth about Jesus! And I'm just wondering: are you telling the truth about Jesus these days?
And I'll take that one step further .. the people of this fellowship are watching and listening to see and hear if you're telling the truth about ...
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