3rd SUNDAY OF ADVENT SUNDAY OF 16th DECEMBER 2018
You are most welcome for today’s service in the precious name of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.
In science, ‘living’ refers to things that have life, therefore ‘alive’. So, even Christians must be alive with life as evidence of living, thus believing in Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit, the giver of life. Those with life, who belong to Christ, have crucified their sinful nature with its passions and have received the Fruit of the Spirit: Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness and Self-control (Galatians 5:22-24).
‘Growing’ is ‘moving from one level to another level’, therefore those with life move forward and continuously stay transformed.
‘Witnessing’ is ‘testifying the goodness of the Lord’, but this is possible if you have life, living and growing. Therefore, we need to be filled with the Holy Spirit in order to empower us to testify about Christ (John 15:27).
The lifestyle to exhibit at all times, in all situations, should be Christ-like – a lifestyle, to draw others to follow Him, and prove to the world that we are His disciples (John 13:35).
All Christians should share the goodness of Jesus with others through all that they say and do, as it was in the early Church (Acts 2:42-47), by witnessing for Christ and living a Christian lifestyle, which many admired and they chose to become Christians, hence, Church growth.
May the Lord God the Father of our Lord Jesus strengthen you in all circumstances and at all times to live a Christ-like lifestyle to draw others to him.
Reverend Grace Lubaale
QUESTIONS FOR HOME CELL BIBLE STUDY AND PERSONAL REFLECTION
Read Ephesians 4:20-32; 5:1-2, Acts 2:36-47 and John 15:26-27 and answer:
- Compile a list of Christian standards for living.
- Share with your Cell members how you intend to live according to that list.
- Share your testimony with Cell members.