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Saturday, August 1, 2020

Live Or Die?

By Steve Higginbotham

     In times past, it was much more difficult to be a Christian than it is today, well, at least in the United States. In times past, and even today but in different nations, being a follower of Jesus could cost you your life. But for those of us living in the United States, Christianity comes easy. Because we live in such a permissive and pluralistic society, no one really cares what we believe and practice. It's all good.
     Consequently, we find it easy to answer such hypothetical questions such as, "would you be willing to die for the Lord?" We can quickly respond by saying, as did Peter, "Sure, I'd die for the Lord." However, because we probably will never be asked to do such a thing, it's easy for us to say. So let me challenge you with this thought...
     If you can say that you'd be willing to die for Jesus, that's wonderful. But until you're called upon to do so, would you at least be willing to live for him? Give it some thought.

- Steve Higginbotham preaches for the Karns Church of Christ in Knoxville, TN. He may be contacted through the congregation's website at http://www.karnschurch.org Copyright © 2019 MercEmail 

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