Try a Little Harder…You Might Get Saved

1 09 2008

I came across a great question while I was having my quiet time this morning.  I was reading Galatians 3 and 4, and here Paul is talking about false teachers.  Apparently there were some new teachers saying you have to become Jewish before you become a Christian…not true.  If it was true then Jesus dying on the cross was for nothing.  So Paul was getting the point across that its not about what you do that gets you right with God but through faith.  Here, look Galatians 3:11.

These are the questions that got me thinking:

How would those closest to you describe your Christianity?

Do they think you live so that God will accept you or do they know that you live because God has accepted you in Christ?

Do the people around you that do not know Christ see you working for His love and acceptance?  Or do they see that you have already been accepted?  I think most people deep down do not want to prove anything to anyone but they want to be accepted for who they are.  Maybe this is why its so hard for our Friends/neighbors and coworkers to want to follow Christ, they see us trying so hard to be a Christian and to please God.


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2 09 2008
Cindy Rice

ow, Pastor Jamie, it hurts when you do that – seriously thank you for challenging us to ponder that

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