Some seem to be of the mindset that once a person becomes a Christian, they are simply saved for all eternity, and nothing else is required. Christianity is not about a static moment in time, it is about a journey. It is a lifelong commitment to walk in Christ on the path that God has before ordained that we should walk (Eph. 2:10). When we are baptized into Christ we become a new creation in him (Gal. 3:27). That old man of sin that we once were is put to death and we no longer walk in him (Rom.6:6). We are not recreated in Christ just to sit in church for an hour on Sunday morning and then go back to the world on Monday. If we be dead with Christ to worldly living, then we ought not to walk after the ways of this world (Col. 2:20). We are to walk in unity, gentleness, patience, humility, and love. We are to walk worthy of the vocation wherewith we are called (Eph. 4:1-3).
There must be a fundamental change in our lives. We cannot continue in the ways of the world as the old man of sin once did. The world walks in vanity of their minds without understanding. They are alienated from God through ignorance and blindness of their hearts (Eph. 4:17-19). We must walk in love and let that love govern our lives completely. Jesus sacrificed himself through love for us, therefor we must walk in love, sacrificing our lives for God and others (Eph. 5:2)
We must walk as children of light, and have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. We should walk as though all eyes are upon us and have nothing in our lives that we must keep secret (Eph. 5:8-11) The path that leads to heaven is narrow and difficult and most of the world, sadly will not find it. But if you prefer the worldly way, just stroll down the broad road that leads to destruction, you can’t miss it, most of the world is on it (Matt. 7:13-14).
Our time must be used wisely, for the days are filled with evil in this present world. We have no idea how much time we have, so we cannot afford to waste a moment (Eph. 5:15-16).
The Christian life is a journey with our Lord. Revelation 2:10 tells us that if this faithful journey continues until death, the Lord will give us a crown of life. May we always strive to walk that strait and narrow way, while reaching out to help others do the same, on this walk with our Lord.
We invite all who would, to come together with us to study God’s word and worship him in spirit and in truth. We are the Church of Christ, Kedron congregation on the Coopertown Road, Russellville. We neither add to God’s word or take from it. Bible study at 10 a.m., Worship at 11 a.m. each Sunday morning. If you have questions please call, 270-657-2455 or 270-755-2005.