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In today’s society, Christian living is somewhat of a blur to many people.  How would we define to others what it means to attempt to live for Christ?  Where would we start?  Would the words that come out of our mouths line up with the things we do in our daily routines- at home, at work, at leisure activities?  Could our kids and grandkids say to others, “Yep, my grandpa, grandma, mom, dad, aunt, uncle, sister, brother, their lives represent true living for Christ”?

When we look at Colossians 3:5-10, we see that Paul encouraged the new believers to hold tight to all that they had learned:

“Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. On account of these the wrath of God is coming.  In these you too once walked, when you were living in them. But now you must put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and obscene talk from your mouth. Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old self with its practices10 and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator.”

2 Corinthians 5:17 states that after Christ, we should be different than we were.  It should be a noticeable change to others.  Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation.  The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.”  We as the church body should look different from the world.

Our 1stpoint:

We need a fresh start with Christ to make all things right.

Are we a church body that encourages new believers?  Do we leave them alone after they accept Christ?  Is this the end of the road for us?  No.  We are to walk alongside new believers, encourage them, let them learn from our mistakes.  This journey of Christian living is a life-long journey with a most Heavenly destination!
Our 2nd point:

We must travel down a familiar path that we’ve already traveled.

You see, when we except Christ as our Lord and Savior, we still have to travel down the same road of life as before.  The road of life has many obstacles to overcome daily.  There are still worldly people to deal with, daily temptations, children, and last but not least, old Satan himself.  Living for God allows us to have purpose while traveling down this familiar path.

Psalm 16:11

   “You make known to me the path of life;
    in your presence there is fullness of joy;
    at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.

Psalm 23:3

   “He restores my soul.

    He leads me in paths of righteousness
    for his name’s sake.

Psalm 119:105

   “Your word is a lamp to my feet
    and a light to my path.
Our 3rd point:

We need to remember that the object of Christian living is to finish strong.  We have been commissioned by Christ to finish this race strong.  God doesn’t pick quitters.

2 Timothy 4:7

“ I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.”

Acts 20:24

“But I do not account my life of any value nor as precious to myself, if only I may finish my course and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God.”

Our purpose in this journey of life is to share the gospel with all who want to hear it.  In order to finish strong, we must not waver on God’s word or principle.  We must be consistent in our daily living and in our speech, our ‘walk’.  The minute we take our eyes off of Christ, there is an opening for Satan to come in and mess things up.  We as a church body should keep each other accountable for all we do for God.  We must be consistent in reading God’s word, the Bible. That’s the only way, along with prayer, that we will know the plans God has laid out for us.