What Type of Christian Are You?

March 14, 2007

Are you a Christian? If not, why not? But if you are then have you ever considered what type of Christian you are? For the next couple of seconds lets try to figure out where you might fit in and what you can do about it.

Are you a comfortable Christian?

Are you comfortable with where you are in your Christianity? Do you feel like you’ve done enough and aren’t concerned with learning more? Being comfortable isn’t always a good thing. Christianity isn’t a place to be comfortable. It’s a place where we may find ourselves building arks, facing giants, and jumping out of boats. Today’s the day to get out of your comfort zone and bring others to Jesus! What’s stopping you?

Are you a contemporary Christian?

Are you always ready to make changes just to keep up with the times? Do you think that raising church attendance is more important than bringing souls to Jesus? Are the changes you’re for going to be divisive or offend a brother? And are these changes necessary and God approved?

Are you a challenging Christian?

Are you hard to get along with? Do you complain about the preacher, the elders, the mission work, the youth, the pews, the Bible class? Do people cringe when they see you coming or hear your voice on the phone? What should you do today to fix the perception others may have of you? And more importantly, what should you do today to fix the perception God has of you?

Are you a casual Christian?

Are you only a Christian on Sundays and some Wednesdays? Do you curse, cheat, gossip, and lie between services? Do you sincerely care about your Christianity? Are you always aware of whom you belong to and how you can bring others to Him or are you sometimes worried that someone will find out that you’re a Christian? Would you’re friends and co-workers know that you’re a follower of God? Isn’t it time you reprioritized your life? Do it today.


Are you a compassionate Christian?

How much time do you spend caring for others? What could you do today to show that you’re a compassionate Christian? Maybe you could send a card, visit someone in the hospital, or offer to sit with a single parent’s kids so they could get out. There are many things you could do that may not only help another Christian but maybe influence someone who hasn’t accepted Christ yet.

Are you a concerned Christian?

Are you concerned about the welfare of the church? Do you strive to encourage others? Do you take time to get to know and support the youth realizing that they are the future of the church? Do you encourage the preacher and his family? Do you support the elders, deacons, and missionaries? Do you study to show yourself approved? Are you concerned about, not only your eternity but the eternity of others?

Are you a Christ-Like Christian?

Do you daily strive to be more like Jesus? Are you so concerned with the souls of others that you’re life mission is to bring others to Christ and glory to God? Does love permeate your day? Do people know without a doubt that you’re a Christian and that you sincerely love them? When people leave your presence are they better, the same, or worse?

Isn’t it time we seek Christ so that we that can be a complete Christian?

Today’s the day to be the Christian you want to be. It’s up to you to take advantage of it.

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5 Comments Add your own

  •    Tim Archer  |  March 14th, 2007 at 12:49 pm     Reply

    Hey… you set a trap! We read along identifying with this or that, then get to the one that we should all be pointing to.

    Good thoughts once again. May we all be more Christlike today.

    Grace and peace,
    Tim

  •    Ancient Wanderer  |  March 14th, 2007 at 1:27 pm     Reply

    Thanks paula

    AW

  •    Neva  |  March 14th, 2007 at 2:20 pm     Reply

    Thank you Paula,
    We all need this reminder.

    Peace
    Neva

  •    Bob Bliss  |  March 14th, 2007 at 4:51 pm     Reply

    Good post. Great alliteration. Good inductive sermon.

  •    Patrick  |  April 1st, 2007 at 7:06 am     Reply

    False Prophets

    Vain words and false teaching are all around us. Our entire society constantly reinforces values that are at odds with the mystery of the kingdom of God. False prophets teach the world’s values. We see these values taught in an endless parade of how-to’s, 12-step programs, and “secret” knowledge intended to make us better people. Many times these teachings use scripture as supporting evidence. Many times, well-meaning Christians are sucked into believing these lies.

    “Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.” – Ephesians 5:6

    Paul reminds us of this danger:

    “Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments (principles) of the world, and not after Christ.” – Colossians 2:8

    How-to’s, 12-step programs and “secret” knowledge all tap into a sense that there is something missing in us. You are complete in Christ! We are deceived when we think something is missing, when we think we lack something.

    “And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.” – 1 John 4:3

    Satan has deluded millions of people in 12 Step programs all across the earth. Many members call their god, a higher power, or anything else that that keeps them sober. There is no mention of Jesus Christ in the 12 Steps. I know because the 12 Steps [Satan] nearly got my soul. It was only through the saving grace of Jesus Christ that I was delivered. Don’t have anything to do with 12 Step programs – they will alter your brain structure & you will end up a SHIFT SHAPING REPTILE – AGENT for SATAN

    Peace Be With You
    Patrick

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