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Monday, August 4, 2014

How to Live for Christ

By Robert H. Martin
 
* Do good to all people no matter what they do to you (Galatians 6:10). Christ is our example of doing good (Acts 10:38).  We must follow in His steps (1 Peter 2:21). 
* Bless and love your enemies (Matthew 5:44).  Christ was hated, mocked, spat upon, beaten...yet He prayed, "Father, forgive them" (Luke 23:34).  When we do this, we have the mind of Christ (Philippians 2:5). 
* Feed the hungry, clothe the naked, visit the sick (Matthew 25:34-36). Christ went about helping the downhearted (Matthew 9:35).  By us doing this (especially to the brethren), it is the same as us doing it to Christ (Matthew 25:40). 
* Count others better than yourself (Philippians 2:3).  This is truly being Christ-like.  When we do this, we are serving as Christ did selflessly (John 13:4-5). 
* Put the kingdom (church) first in all things (Matthew 6:33). Jesus died for the church (Acts 20:28); we need to live for it.  Put Christ's body above all earthy things.

  This is Christianity.  Do these things with all your might (Ecclesiastes 9:10).  Be steadfast, always abounding in the work of the Lord (1 Corinthians 15:58).
 
- Robert H. Martin (adapted); - via the weekly bulletin of the Broadway Church of Christ in Campbellsville, KY. Edd Sterchi preaches for the congregation and he may be contacted at eddsterchi@comcast.net

                

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