May 20, 2001
Volume 11, Number 20

Bible Reasons for Christian Living

We live in a day and age when people are looking for reasons. That is good. Such an approach will cause one to act in a fashion that is intelligent. There are also cases where one may be told to do, or not do a thing. That person may respond by saying "Why?". That is, they want to know the reason.

If you take the time to look at your Bible, you will see some reasons outlined as to the "why" people ought to live right.

1. TO SAVE THE LOST

This is clearly spelled out. Peter speaks to the wife who has the husband that is not a Christian. She is told to,

be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives; While they behold your chaste conversation coupled with fear. (1 Peter 3:1-2).

Notice that the wife is told what to do, and she is also told why she is to conduct herself in that way. In short, her life is to be lived in such a way that she may be a Christian influence and save the husband.

2. TO SILENCE THE OPPOSITION

This is surely seen the language of Paul to Titus.

Sound speech, that cannot be condemned; that he that is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you (Titus 2:8).

The man that is a Christian is to so speak and so act that nobody can have any real reason to speak a word against him. He may not agree with what he believes but he cannot deny the kind of life he lives. This was true in the case of Daniel.

3. TO SUPPORT THE TRUTH

Listen to the language of Paul,

'Only let your conversation be as it becometh the gospel of Christ" (Phil. 1:27).

This passage calls for a life that will support the gospel. It will be a life that attracts people to the gospel rather than having them repulsed by such. One would not listen to one like the priest or Levite that passed by on the other side of the road. He would however pay some attention to what one like the Samaritan had to say. Surely the gospel would make one more like the Samaritan than the priest and Levite.

Yes, there are reasons for living the life a Christian is to live.

Winfred Clark

Gallup Poll

Fewer than 10 percent of Americans are deeply committed Christians, says pollster George Gallup, who adds that these people “are far, far happier than the rest of the population.”

Committed Christians, Gallup found, are more tolerant than the average American, more involved in charitable activities, and are “absolutely committed to prayer.”

While many more Americans than this 10 percent profess to be Christians, adds Gallup, most actually know little or nothing of Christian beliefs, and act no differently than non-Christians.

“Overall,” says Gallup, “The Sunday School and religious education system in this country is not working.”

Signs of the Times, November 1991
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How committed are you?

Weeki Wachee Christian Camp

June 10-16, 2001

Registration forms are in foyer

Annual Bible Reading Program

This week’s Bible readings are:

Sunday, 20th: ... Acts 21:19-32, 1 Samuel 1:1-2:11, Psalm 49
Monday, 21st: ... Acts 27:1-12, 1 Samuel 2:12-36, Psalm 50
Tuesday, 22nd: ... Acts 27:13-44, 1 Samuel 3, Psalm 51
Wednesday, 23rd: ... Acts 28:1-15, 1 Samuel 4-5, Psalm 52
Thursday, 24th: .... Acts 28:16-31, 1 Samuel 6-7, Psalm 53
Friday, 25th: ... Romans 1:1-15, 1 Samuel 8, Psalm 54
Saturday, 26th: ... Romans 1:16-32, 1 Samuel 9:1-10:16, Psalm 55

Christ is not valued at all - unless he is valued above all.

Augustine

Ghana Newsletter:

The May-June newsletter which should be online later this week. To read the latest news, reports from Ghana and find out about the upcoming campaign ... go to www.ghanamissions.com

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Please fill out a blue visitor card so that we might have a record of your visit. If needed, there is a nursery available at the rear of the auditorium. Bible classes for all ages are available Sundays at 10:00 am and Wednesdays at 6:30 PM. We hope that you will join us for these studies. Please come and worship with us again soon.

Ron Jones - Charles Furr - Miriam Small - Bill Sherman

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Sunday’s Lessons:

"One Moved, Two Moved Over" (Luke 10:25-37)

"We Reap the Full Harvest only if We Persevere" (Galatians 6:7-10)

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Time of Services

Announcements:

 Wayne Vowell

 

Sunday

Ushers:

 Walt Thompson

 

Bible Study:

10:00 am

Morning Services

 

Worship:

11:00 am

Bible Reading:

 Jim Dougan  

Evening Worship:

6:00 pm

Songs:

 Delbert Leavens

 

Monday

Sermon:

 Ted Wheeler

 

Ladies Bible Class:

11:00 am.

Closing Prayer:

 Wayne Vowell

 

Wednesday

Evening Services

 

Bible Study:

6:30 pm

Opening Prayer:

Kerry Keathley

     

Songs:

 Delbert Leavens

 

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Sermon:

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Closing Prayer:

 Jim Dougan

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