Comment by Janis — December 29, 2012 @ 12:12 pm
“The one who says he abides in Him ought himself to walk in the same manner as He walked.” 1 John 2:6
This verse comes to my mind when I see people who claim they are Christians but don’t act like it. It’s not about how
I personally think Christians should act, it’s about having Christ-like actions, in all we do. People say, “Christians judge me, but they don’t know what is in my heart.” That is very true. But one can see the manifestation of what is on the inside, by what is seen on the outside.
May our lives reflect Christ, inside and out.
Comment by Carol — December 29, 2012 @ 7:03 pm
I agree that our actions as well as how we speak reflects what’s on the inside. People like to throw the “judge not” verse around more than perhaps they ought, we still should be a reflection of Christ in our words and actions, in our workplace and in our lives. We need to be mindful that the heart needs to be examined by the Word of God to keep us the way we ought to walk.
Comment by Mark Applegate — December 29, 2012 @ 8:19 pm
Comment by Dominic — December 30, 2012 @ 9:13 am
My immediate response on seeing this was:
Comment by John Hicks Tew — December 30, 2012 @ 1:40 pm
Comment by gumbymonster — January 1, 2013 @ 12:21 pm
Yay, bring in the new year with conviction, just what I need. Seriously, I absolutely need it. Amen, Angus!
Comment by Carol — January 2, 2013 @ 6:15 pm
To tread upon the path, good for the soles. No time for tip-toeing, we need to be on solid ground.
Comment by SamWise — January 2, 2013 @ 7:30 pm
Gospel Tracts are often “Shoddy” but the “God’s spell” brings His peace when we are”prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you!”
I Peter 3:15 ESV
Comment by Jim Pemberton — January 3, 2013 @ 12:56 am
I’m confused. Are you saying we should eschew (a shoe) the gospel? That’s not a good thing. Everything we do should be laced with the gospel. It should be our sole goal to proclaim Christ as our toe-er of strength whether we are heeling the sick or feeting the hungry. We were once his arch-enemies, but he marched to Calvary and ped for our sins on the cross.
Comment by Les — January 20, 2013 @ 1:01 pm
Does this include hand ’em the tract then run?
Comment by Kate Akele — January 23, 2013 @ 5:56 am
Comment by pilgrim — February 1, 2013 @ 12:59 pm
JANIS said: People say, “Christians judge me, but they don’t know what is in my heart.”
I work Way of the Master.com materials.
Sometimes people try the rationale that “GOD knows my heart” meaning they have some sort of “secret holiness”and approval from Him. I try to point them to the absolute of what God says about OUR “hearts” Prov 23:7, Jer 17:9, Matt 15:19, Luke 24:25-26.
Then show them Matt5:8. Because of 1 John 1:9 we can have the pure heart and be those Lights shining forth to the darkness we encounter.
Carol Sam and Jim
You all are so “pun-derful”!
Gumbymonster–start where you are with what you know and go!
Les– yeah sometimes you have to just because of the message, but always remember its His message and He returns results to Himself.
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