For the past two months at The Blue Point Bible Church (www.bluepointbiblechurch.org) we have been going through a sermon series called “#BeingCHRISTIAN”. The goal of this series has been to challenge ourselves, as well as the larger “Christian Community” to become a bit more consistent in regards to what we are saying and what it means “to be a Christian”.
The series has been a hit so far. Examining ourselves in such a fashion requires objectivity in many regards, therefore this has been and will continue to be a collaborative effort. We have heard from Pastor Steve regarding the “presence of God” as a reality that sets Christians apart from the world (If this was true of OC Israel according Exodus 33:16 – how much more should it be understood and exemplified by what we have in and through Jesus Christ?) We also had a shared testimony from sister Jean Marie Prince from the “Inspired Blessings” T.V. Show and will continue to hear more powerful testimonies regarding “Being Christian”. The presence of God should be made manifest through our testimony, amen?
All of that said, in the midst of the encouragement and fellowship that we enjoy in “Being Christian”, the goal is also to challenge us to be consistent. All to often we hear people “trash” the Christians Community/ Church as hypocrites and inconsistent. So, I came up with this idea to highlight “consistency principles” pertaining to what we learn during the Sunday Sermons (this month specifically since we are going through “In House Discipleship”, and challenge us to either see or implement these things into our lives.
So for WEEK ONE, which you can listen to here —> http://www.buzzsprout.com/11630/418432-beingchristian-in-house-discipleship-part-1
Here are our “Consistency Principles”:
- We are called to be disciples & make disciples of Jesus Christ (cf. Matthew chapter 28). That means being students and followers of Him. We must become “bond-servants”, as He did to reach us, in an effort to actively seek opportunities to reach others with the Gospel (cf. Philippians chapter 2).- Are you doing this? How can you begin to intentionally and actively reach others with the Gospel in your life?
- We are called to grow in the grace and knowledge of God (cf. 2 Peter chapter 1; 2 Peter 3:18). We must grow in the knowledge of His Word (2 Timothy 2:15) and this is done as the Church (community – “together”) (cf. Ephesians chapter 4).
– Are you actively growing in the grace and knowledge of God? What opportunities can you get involved with to do so? What community do you need to begin gathering with?
- “Going to Church” should be us seeking to opportunity we have to gather and grow as often as possible to further encourage one another in good works. (cf. Hebrews 10:24).
– Do you take advantage of “Going to Church”. When are you going to start?
Surely, “Christians being Christian” glorifies God!
In Service to Him,
Pastor Michael Miano