“Making it Count” 5/14/2022 Written by Dr. Lawson Murry for “SEIZE The DAY”

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Written by Dr. Lawson Murry for “SEIZE The DAY”  @  https://seizetheday-blog.com

Original post @ https://seizetheday-blog.com/2022/04/25/making-it-count-6/

Making it Count

APRIL 25, 2022

 

Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.                 1 John 3:18 (NIV)

As an Evangelical Christian, I have to admit we sometimes keep closer company with the Pharisees than we do with Jesus Christ. Like the Pharisees, we can be guilty of non-loving confrontations, judgmental pronouncements, self-absorbed concerns, and self-righteous invitations. We can be proud, rigid, condescending, moralistic, demanding, dogmatic, patronizing, lacking in compassion, and hypocritical. On top of that, we’re often preoccupied with the pursuit of personal health and happiness at the expense of humble acts of charity and sacrificial works of service.

When a church directs its efforts to save souls, serve the congregation, and stand up for the faith, yet fails to engage the community at its point of need, it falls far short of the mark. We will only live and thrive in society when we embrace the Great Commandment and the Great Commission: Love for our neighbor must go hand in glove with making disciples; good works must accompany the proclamation of God’s Word, and vital social involvement must be coupled with vigorous evangelism.

It’s time for evangelicals to make it count for Christ. God’s people can’t press on with a business as usual approach. We must recognize we’ve been our own worst enemies in advancing the cause of Christ and confess we’ve been wrapped up in the Word but failed to significantly make the Word flesh.

Change is a painful process. If we want to be more like Christ we’ll have to take responsibility for whom we’ve been and who we want to become. Pharisaism must be rooted out and destroyed. God’s people must humble themselves, seek His face, and turn from their wicked ways. Let’s not forget that as the church goes – so goes the nation. The buck stops in the pew. If you’re a Christian you’ve got to stand up and be counted. Sound theology and orthodoxy are not enough. It’s time to walk the talk!

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To my brothers and sisters in Christ, please feel free to share this message of the cross with those in need…

You say you are a “born again” believer…  BUT is your soul ON FIRE for the Lord ??  If not, open this link – https://godsmanforever.com/2020/08/01/are-you-a-christian-in-gods-eyes-and-on-fire-for-the-lord-or-not/

About Godsmanforever

I present posts about God's Word, with a personal focus on how God's grace is received through saving faith in the Lord Jesus Christ... Sinners must understand and obey the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ... See this link for more... https://godsmanforever.com/2014/10/26/the-truth-about-sin-10262014-by-bruce-reposted-from-7112013/
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