3 Guidelines For Christian Living

3 Guidelines For Christian Living  Romans 12:1-3

As followers of Jesus Christ, we should strive to live our lives according to His teachings.  

The Bible says that God created us in his image, so we should treat others with kindness and respect. We also need to avoid sinning, which includes lying, stealing, gossiping, coveting, lusting, and gluttony.

A Christian Must Be A Living Sacrifice. This speaks of commitment, giving oneself to God
  • We belong to Him (1 Cor. 6:19-20; Rom. 14:7-8)
  • Instruments for His service (Rom. 6:13-19)
  • Self-denial is crucial (Matt. 16:24; Lk. 14:33).

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1. Be Transparent with God.

If you want to succeed at living a successful life, you must first be transparent with God. He knows what you’re going through and will help you overcome any obstacles.

Our submission to Christ is not merely mental assent; it proceeds from the mind and includes the whole of man as he presents his body as sacrifice to God”
We are to live in submission to God (Gal. 2:20)

Live by Faith. We need to trust in God’s plan for us and follow Him as He leads us. This means being honest with ourselves and others, trusting God’s guidance, and following His commandments.

  • A new creature in Christ (2 Cor. 5:17)
  • Requires renewed thinking (cf. 2 Cor. 10:5; Eph. 22-24; Col. 3:9-10)
  • God’s word will instruct us how we ought to be transformed (Acts 20:32)

2. A Christian Must Live In Humility 

Watch your thinking
Do not exaggerate your importance
Let God be the one who notices us (Matt. 6:4, 6, 18)

Love Others as You Would Have Them Love You.
1 John 3:11 says, “Beloved, let us love one another; for love is of God, and he who loves is born of God and knows God.” If we truly love others, we will treat them with respect and kindness. In turn, they will respond by loving us back.
  • We all have different abilities (1 Peter 4:11)
  • We all need each other (Phil. 2:3-4; Eph. 4:32)
  • No disciple is greater than the other in the kingdom (Matt. 20:25-28)

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3. We cannot let the world mold us (cf. 2 Cor. 6:17; Jn. 17:15; 1 Jn. 5:19): Pray Often.

Prayer is an essential part of living a successful life. It helps us stay focused on what matters most. It also gives us strength when we need it.

John 10:10 The Christian Life is next level living.
The text reveals that Jesus came to give us abundant living.
Consider II Peter 1:3- “His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence.”
The word for “excellence” in II Peter 1:3 is the Greek word aretes (also translated virtue) and was used by Gr. writers to describe the sum total of all desirable character qualities.
Do we understand the significance of this statement by the apostle Peter?
God is equipping us with everything we need to live a next level life.

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