Living A Christian Life

Would your neighbor know you are a Christian by observing how you live your life?

How we live our lives matters. We are to live out what we believe in every word, deed, and interaction we have. We cannot claim to know God and then live in a way that denies him. 

Titus 1:16 “They profess to know God, but they deny Him by their works.”  

The choices we make
The way we love or do not love our neighbors
The way we serve or do not serve others
The words we use
The people we chose to lift up
The people we chose to deny

This list can go on and on, but the point is that the way we live matters because we are ambassadors of Christ. By professing to be a Christian, we become the spokesmen of Jesus. 

In the passage from Titus 1:16, Paul is rebuking the religious leaders for proclaiming the name of God, but then living opposing lives. Their words do not match up with their lifestyle. “They profess to know God,” They talk about the affiliation, they carry with the title of being a follower and believer, “but they deny Him by their works. ” This is the very definition of hypocrisy; saying one thing and living something completely different.

How we live our lives matters. We have to walk the talk. We cannot claim to know God and then live in a way that denies him.

In 1 Corinthians 11:1, Paul tells his followers to “Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ.” At first we may feel opposed to this thought. People should only follow Jesus, not me right? But think about it. Our Christian life is one in which we are supposed to become more and more like Christ. Therefore, Paul is acknowledging that our lives, in connection with our words, becomes a testimony to who Jesus is and what He has done for us.

There is an old saying, “The best way to lead is by example.” People are supposed to follow your example. If someone follows you, where are you leading them? Are you leading them towards Christ or away from Christ? Paul says that if we are doing this right, people should be able to look at our lives and begin to see Jesus. This is how we live a life that matters; by leading them toward Christ.

The choices you make everyday are important. Your actions will either help give credibility to Jesus or take away from Jesus. We are all ambassadors of Christ and our lives reflect upon Jesus either positively or negatively.

You are leading people every day that you’re alive. Make sure you’re leading them to Christ.
Living A Christian Life