Courageous Christian Father

"But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord." Joshua 24:15

Christian Action

This talk is on Christian Action, it was my Talk #8 on my Walk to Emmaus. This talk was given to us by Lee Bell.

Piety is the heart of God.
Study is the mind of God.

As John 14:6 states that Jesus is the way, the truth and the life. You can look at it as The way is piety, the truth is study and the life is action. This comes in to play with the balancing of the stool. (Piety, Study and Action). The other two were mentioned in a previous entry and a link to each is below. You need all 3 of these to keep it balanced.

Other 2 parts of the stool

You will see power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you if you truly believe in Jesus Christ.

1 of the three sides reads study - Was an Agape Gift from my Walk to Emmaus #32

1 of the three sides reads study – Was an Agape Gift from my Walk to Emmaus #32

Christian Action is a Natural Response to God’s Grace

  • God’s Grace Awakens us
  • We are empowered
  • Response to Grace (Galatians 5:22 – Fruit of the Spirit)
  • Qualities of our Gifts
Once you discover your spiritual gifts you are responsible to use them for God’s purpose and not your benefit or gain. Our gifts help us to share God’s word.
Christian Actions Calls for a Plan
  • Make a Plan
  • Work on that plan (Psalm 18:32 & Exodus 14:15See below)
  • Keep your perspective
  • Don’t do it alone!
  • Be authentic (Be yourself!)

 It is God who arms me with strength and keeps my way secure. (Psalm 18:32)

Then the Lord said to Moses, “Why are you crying out to me? Tell the Israelites to move on. (Exodus 14:15)

Friendship is the Style for Offering Christ to People
  • Make a friend
  • Be a friend
  • Bring friends to Christ
  • Spiritual Qualities

E + R = O … Event + Response = Outcome

Reaching out to others

  • Meeting Needs
  • Listening
  • Studying

Be uncomfortable at times to share God’s Word and His love. Remember the pain and how uncomfortable  Jesus was being flogged, beat, humiliated and hung on a Cross to die for our sins. If He endured that much pain for us, we can be uncomfortable in spreading His Word and love.

We need to reach out and grow in Christ to help save a lost World. When we do we need to consider others.  Do unto others, as you want them to do unto you. God also wants us to be Christ like. Setting a Christ like example wherever we go.

14 Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet. 15 I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you.16 Very truly I tell you, no servant is greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him. 17 Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them. (John 13:14-17)

Are you willing to serve God no matter what action you have to do? If your service is humble you will grow in Christ.
This goes back to a past entry that I have shared with you. Keep Your Fork. Because the best is yet to come. After dinner was dessert. After death is everlasting life with Christ in Heaven.
Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. (1 Peter 4:10)
So use your gifts to help serve God and witness to others. Don’t take advantage of the gift that God gave you. Use it as a witnessing tool, use it in your church, your community and anywhere you can serve God.
Verses to look up that relate to this talk
Print Friendly

Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required
Email Format
Follow Courageous Christian Father on


The Author

Steve Patterson

I am saved through the blood of Jesus Christ. I blog for God here at I serve as a youth leader, van driver and usher at my church. I also serve where ever else may be needed. I am working on a bachelor's degree in Theology. I also like to go out and hand out Gospel of John's and Gospel Tracts. I am a single father with custody of my almost adult child. I am a graphic designer too. Once an Eagle, Always an Eagle. I attained the rank of Eagle in the Boy Scouts of America in 1994.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

CommentLuv badge

Courageous Christian Father © 2004-2016 — Steve "ChristianBlogR" Patterson Frontier Theme
%d bloggers like this: