Christian Duties

How to Live a Christian Life

I Thessalonians 5: 14-22

This is the duty we as Christians are called to. How many of us are going to stand up for Christ and the sake of the Gospel? It is time we take out our Bibles the Word of God and dig into it as fervently as we do the idols we have set before us. I am speaking of those who clamour over this time of year with football starting. Then it will soon be basketball and we also have soccer going on now. How many of these great sports have been idolized in our lives? There is nothing wrong with loving sports, I love 'em nearly all of them.

IDOLS

Any image or thing we put before God. ANYTHING PUT BEFORE GOD! I hope that is plain enough!

SELECT PROGRAMS

I will get opinionated on the select programs for kids. I hope that each child participating in their chosen sport may achieve at his or her expectations each day. I hope for them that come time for college they excel enough for scholarships that will put them through college. But enough of the select programs, especially with such young kids. They are starting and having to commit way too early to sports for their own good.What qualifications do I have to expound on such matters? Seventeen years of umpiring high school and college baseball. Ten years of high school football and basketball officiating. When I started officiating there were no select programs and the kids still learned the sport in which they were participating. The directors of select programs do not care they are starting games during church time on Sundays, they think if the kid wants to be great they should sacrifice church. This is putting an idol before GOD. This is putting an idol before the cross of Calvary on which the Lord Jesus Christ died on for our sins. They have made the cross of none effect for their greedy programs.

HOW TO LIVE THE CHRIST FILLED LIFE

Rejoice evermore

Pray without ceasing

In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ concerning you.

Quench not the Spirit

Despise not prophesyings

Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.

Abstain from all appearance of evil.

GIVE IT TO GOD

Give your all to Him, give God all you have. We are truly in the last days and times are such we need our hearts and minds on Christ. I am not suggesting to abandon things we like such as sports. I love them to as I said, but I am saying get in check. Find out what is right and good and true. Do not put anything whether it is sports or whatever in front of worshipping God. Give Him all the glory and honor in and for your life.

FINALLY

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you, Amen.

Comments 10 comments

"Quill" 6 years ago

Morning Michael... thank you for doing the work of the Lord. We have a daughter who is in the mission field in Africa as well, she is presently in Uganda, has been doing this for 10 years now and loves the people there.

Know that you are loved by the Lord and by all whom you touch.

Blessings and Hugs from Canada


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Michael Adams1959 6 years ago from Wherever God leads us. Author

Quill, thank you so much. Your daughter is a special lady serving in the field in Uganda. Please let us know her first name to ad her to our prayer list. She is in a country she certainly needs prayer. God bless her and keep her safe, she is in our hearts and prayers.


exjwlaurie 6 years ago

Excellent hub brother Michael!

And, I am so impressed with the Ministry you and your wife have built. You walk-the-walk, and that gives your words of wisdom that much more power! May God Bless you and Keep you in His Love and Care and Peace!


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fred allen 6 years ago from Myrtle Beach SC

I pray the Lord strengthen you and bless you with joy unspeakable and full of glory! You are an inspiration to me my brother.


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Dave Mathews 6 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

Michael: Our Father has called upon you to evangelize in any way possible, to get out the Gospels of Jesus. Thank you for taking this task to heart.

Brother Dave.


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Michael Adams1959 6 years ago from Wherever God leads us. Author

exjw- Thanks for the compliment, we do strive to keep HIS work up and go where He leads.It is amazing whwn one sits back and lets God lead then He supplies all wisdom and power. We have truly been blessed at the hand of God.


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Michael Adams1959 6 years ago from Wherever God leads us. Author

Fred- My entire being of writing my thoughts is hopefully to be an inspiration to the readers. Especially to the lost for salvation and to the edification of the saints.


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Michael Adams1959 6 years ago from Wherever God leads us. Author

Brother Dave- thanks so much we do aspire to get out and go. This is a task God has called us to and through His Holy Spirit by the grace that Christ has given we will go.


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kashmir56 6 years ago from Massachusetts

Awesome hub Michael,my God keep you and your wife strong

in your ministry.


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Michael Adams1959 3 years ago from Wherever God leads us. Author

kasmir56, thanks for your reply hope to hear from you on here again soon

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