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The ABCs Of Christian Living: Z for Zealous

The word “zeal” describes a great passion for something. A fire that burns in a person’s soul for something. As it is used in the New Testament Scriptures with reference to the life of the Christian, God expects for this fire to be burning to accomplish something that is according to His will for mankind. The Source Of The Christian’s ...

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The ABCs Of Christian Living: Y for Yielding

              It is common for folks to be stubborn and rebellious against authority. However, God does not want His people to be of this same sort. Instead, He wants His people to have hearts that are willing to yield in the proper areas. For instance, James wrote that “the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, ...

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The ABCs Of Christian Living: X for Xtreme

              God’s people are expected to stand out from the world. In fact, the difference between the life of the Christian and the ways of the world should be as different as light is from darkness. Consequently, they will be viewed by others as being “extreme” or “radical.” Christians Are Not “Of” This World In John 15:19, Jesus demonstrates that ...

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The ABCs Of Christian Living: W for Worship

              God is seeking those who will truly worship Him. John 4:23-24 says, “But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.” Therefore, as we consider ...

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The ABCs Of Christian Living: U for United

            As the Christian lives in this world, he/she possesses a true quality of peace with God (Romans 5:1). This peace with God is rooted in the fact that he/she is united with Jesus Christ. And, the peace that the Christian experiences with God should lead to an active pursuit of peace with others. Hebrews 12:14 says, “Pursue peace with ...

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The ABCs Of Christian Living: T for Trustworthy

            There are many opportunities during the Christian’s life to prove himself/herself to be trustworthy or untrustworthy. God, who knows the heart of man, looks at these various tests throughout your life (whether they come in the form of trials, temptations, or persecutions) and will reward or punish you accordingly. Does God have confidence that you will conduct your life ...

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The ABCs Of Christian Living: S for Steadfast

The Christian’s life will be full of challenges and obstacles to living in a way that is pleasing to God. However, God has only promised to reward those who are faithful to Him throughout their lives. In Revelation 2:10, Jesus urged those who were Christians in Smyrna and were about to experience persecution to be “faithful until death,” promising to ...

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The ABCs Of Christian Living: R for Resolved

           The word “resolve” means to make up your mind beforehand. For instance, before the next year begins, those who make New Year’s resolutions already determine how they will live differently than they lived in the current year. Then, whenever challenges to their goals come along, they can overcome those challenges – because they have already decided/predetermined their course of ...

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The ABCs Of Christian Living: Q for Quiet

            The Christian should live a quiet life. This is a life that is peaceful toward others and a life that is not focused on creating controversy or strife. Now, please appreciate that this should be the Christian’s ambition. However, the Christian does not control how the world reacts to the gospel. For instance, Jesus said that the one who ...

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The ABCs Of Christian Living: P for Prayerful

The Christians Peter wrote to in the book of 1 Peter were instructed, “be serious and watchful in your prayers” (1 Peter 4:7). Certainly, those who are Christians today (and of all time) ought to consider the serious nature of prayer. Prayer is the avenue through which we are taught to communicate directly with God – praying to God (the ...

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