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Service

Service

Do you take service seriously?

Many professing Christians do not. In fact, most could probably not imagine pouring water into a basin, getting down on their hands and knees, removing another person’s shoes and socks, washing their feet, and then wiping them dry with a piece of their own clothing.

If more Christians remembered that this is exactly what Jesus did for his disciples, their lives would not be so filled with selfish attitudes and self-serving actions. Rather, and in lowliness of mind, they would esteem others as better than themselves and endeavor to follow in the footsteps of Jesus through self-sacrificial service.

God calls you to take service seriously:

“For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many.” (Mark 10:45)  He also said, “If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet.” (John 13:14)


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Apologetics

Apologetics

Do you take apologetics seriously?

Many professing Christians do not. While many may be willingly to share their personal feelings about what Jesus personally means to them, it seems that very few are convinced of the objective truths of Christianity as revealed in the Bible and even far less who are capable of defending it.

If more Christians did take apologetics seriously, they would know exactly what they believe, why they believe it, and would always be ready to defend their faith through presuppositional, logical, and evidentiary argumentation.

God calls you to take apologetics seriously:

“Sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear…” (1 Peter 3:15) and “Beloved, while I was very diligent to write to you concerning our common salvation, I found it necessary to write to you exhorting you to contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints.” (Jude 1:3)


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Appearance

Appearance

Do you take your personal appearance seriously?

Many professing Christians do not. While there are many who are committed to sharing their faith verbally, there seems to be relatively few who understand the inherent complexity of communication (i.e., the inevitable interrelation between a message and its medium).

If more Christians understood this, they would realize that while God does indeed look on the heart, ordinary people look first at the outward appearance. It therefore becomes our responsibility to ensure that our posture, clothing, and personal grooming habits do not in any way distract from our message.

God calls you to take your personal appearance seriously:

“All things are lawful for me, but not all things are helpful; all things are lawful for me, but not all things edify. Let no one seek his own, but each one the other’s well-being… Give no offense, either to the Jews or to the Greeks or to the church of God, just as I also please all men in all things, not seeking my own profit, but the profit of many, that they may be saved.” (1 Cor. 10:23-24, 32)


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Life

Life

Do you take life seriously?

Many professing Christians do not. While many do usually acknowledge the beauty of all existing life, there seems to be few who are willing to honor God’s absolute sovereignty over it (i.e., when life begins and when it may be brought to end).

If more Christians took this seriously and then studied the Bible with a submissive heart, they would come to the conclusion that life begins at the moment of conception and may only be terminated by natural causes or capital punishment. They would also therefore avoid all abortifacient methods of birth control and unlawful end-of-life decisions.

God calls you to take life seriously:

For the psalmist confessed, “You formed my inward parts; you wove me together in my mother’s womb.” (Psalm 139:13), the Noahic Covenant established, “Whoever sheds man’s blood, by man his blood shall be shed…” (Gen. 9:6) and God himself declares, “Now see that I, even I, am he — and there is no God besides me — I kill and I make alive…” (Deut. 32:39)


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Parenting

Parenting

Do you take parenting seriously?

Many professing Christians do not. While most are indeed happy to have children, it seems that few have taken seriously God’s command to be fruitful and multiply, to instruct children in the ways of the Lord, to discipline them often, and to raise a godly seed.

If more Christian parents took seriously their God-given calling and responsibilities, they would be far more fruitful and faithful. Moreover, the “children of the church” would then look, speak, and act much less like the impudent “children of the world” than they presently do.

God calls you to take parenting seriously:

“Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb is a reward.” (Psalm 127:3) So “be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it…” (Genesis 1:28). Then “bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord.” (Ephesians 6:4) And rest assured, when they are old, they will not fall away. (Proverbs 22:6)


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Education

Education

Do you take education seriously?

Many professing Christians do not. They have not only submitted themselves to a life-time of secular and humanistic indoctrination, but also seem to have no problem sending their children into the same Antichrist institutions.

If more Christian parents took the intellectual wiles of the devil seriously, they would investigate what their children are being taught on a daily basis, be filled with disgust and indignation, and seriously consider the parochial or home school option.

God calls you to take education seriously:

“You shall not let any of your children pass through the fire to Molech, nor shall you profane the name of your God…” but you shall rather teach the ways of God “diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up.” (Leviticus 18:21 & Deut. 6:7)


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