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 14:15 – See 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
  • John 14:16
  • Acts 1:8
  • Galatians 5:22
  • 1 Peter 4:10
  • Psalm 18:32
  • Exodus 14:15
  • Luke 10:27
  • Matthew 7:12
  • John 13:14-17

Did you know Matthew 7:12 is Golden Rule!  

About the Author

Author: Steve Patterson

A Christian Blogger that enjoys blogging about the Bible, Theology, God, Jesus Christ, Christian Music, Family, Cats, Odd Holidays, sewing and much more. I have been blogging since 2004, however, I have been blogging on Courageous Christian Father since 2012. I enjoy listening to Christian Music. I am married with 1 daughter, 2 step-sons and a step daughter.

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