Thursday, December 4, 2014

Show and Tell!

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Christ Jesus our Lord treated me with undeserved grace and has greatly blessed my life with faith and love just like his own.

“Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners.” This saying is true, and it can be trusted. I was the worst sinner of all!   But since I was worse than anyone else, God had mercy on me and let me be an example of the endless patience of Christ Jesus. He did this so that others would put their faith in Christ and have eternal life.

1 Timothy 1:14-16

There is an elementary school activity that makes a very important spiritual point.  It is called "Show and Tell."  A child brings something to school (it can be any common item from home) and then stands up in front of the class and shows them the item while telling about it. 

God wants His children to do "Show and Tell."  What we show the world around us is how we live our lives as followers of Jesus, and then we tell them about it!  If you only tell the world about Jesus and what it means to be a Christian many will conclude that it is just another "fairy tale."  If you only show them how to follow Christ the world may come to the conclusion that you should get the glory for how you live!

When it comes to your Christian life, "Show" should come before "Tell."  How you live your life is the evidence that what you say about Jesus is indeed true.  If your life contradicts your message, you will be seen as just another religious hypocrite. 

What the world wants to know is this: Is Jesus Christ really who He claims to be and can a man live a life which is truly empowered by the Holy Spirit?  That question can only be answered when you Show and Tell those around you about Jesus Christ! 

"Lord Jesus help me today to show other men what it means to live with Your Holy Spirit in me and in control of my life.  And Lord give me the courage to tell them all about You as well.  And may You be praised forever.  Amen."

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