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What kind of Christian are you?

Well… Well… Well…

Do you understand the question yet? If not you sure will by the time I am done.

Matthew 28:16-20

The Great Commission

16 Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. 17 When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. 18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

What kind of Christian are you?

As we continue I am going to take an English perspective on this question. (even though my grammer is far from correct)

NOUN

  1. grammar
    a word (other than a pronoun) used to identify any of a class of people, places, or things (common noun), or to name a particular one of these (proper noun).
VERB
      1. grammar
         a word used to describe an action, state, or occurrence.
I have just provided you with the definitions of both a verb and a noun, what do you think Christianity is?
CHRISTIANITY
NOUN
  1. the religion based on the person and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth, or its beliefs and practices.

Is there NOT A PROBLEM HERE????? I mean since when was Christianity anything but a verb? Take a look at Jesus entire life and he is doing nothing but what? He is doing nothing but serving, and serving is a verb. You see Christianity should be a verb and not only a verb but an Action Verb.

I provided the great commission just above, and there is nothing but verbs in those verses. Being a Christian is a very active life style you are always doing something to advance the kingdom of Christ. However a lot of the time we get stuck in these noun phases. We call ourselves Christians, we go to church and we sing the songs but are we DOING ANYTHING? When we answer this question we realize how much of an active role God has to take in your life for you to be effective to the kingdom. God has to take an active role in your life and the only way He is going to do that is if you actively allow Him to take that role. I heard a fantastic example;

Its called the Sponge in the Fishbowl;

Lets take a sponge that is completely dry.

Now lets take a round fish bowl, and lets fill it to the brim with water.

We take the sponge and put it in the water and let the water fill the sponge.

Ok so now that the scene is set we can begin to get into the meat of the example, when you clinch your hand in the water, when you squeeze the sponge what happens? The water leaves the sponge and there is a very little amount of water in the sponge.

Now we start to lessen our grip on the sponge and we eventually let go to allow the water to completely fill the sponge.

When we had our fist squeezing the sponge we are prohibiting the water from entering. We can do that with our lives too, we can have such a tight grip around our lives that we don’t allow the Holy Spirit to fill us and work through us. (When I say fill I am not talking about salvation) However when we release our grip and allow the water to flow into the sponge something interesting happens. the water begins to fill with water until it is full! This is how we should be with the Holy Spirit. We need to make our grip as loose as we can to allow to Holy Spirit enough room to work in us.

When you let go of the sponge you can se how much more room you give the Spirit to take control of your life and he can actively work through you. That’s an Action Verb Christian. However when you clinch the sponge you can see that a lot of the water leaves the sponge and you give very little room for the Spirit to take control of your life. This is a Noun Christian.

 

I encourage you to begin to loosen your grip on the sponge of life and allow the Spirit to take an active role in your life!

Steps to Help

  • Scripture Memory
  • Sharing The Gospel
  • Living every moment as is Jesus were watching you in person (HE IS)
  • WWJD (What Would Jesus Do)
Blessed
Victor

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