The Practical Side of the Gospel

helping others is practical christianity

Rom. 11 to 13

Do you want others to come to know Jesus? Then live and share the gospel practically, beginning with being humble. You have a gift that the unbeliever needs and your attitude reveals the truth of what you say you are. Paul says to present your bodies a living sacrifice because that is your reasonable service to God for the marvelous gift you have been given.

True Christians reveal the practical side of God’s grace when they respond humbly, love without hypocrisy, and are steadfast in prayer. Where there is a need in the body, true Christians step up and provide it and practice loving neighbors as themselves. Just as Jesus said, it is not our outward appearance that draws people to Christ but our faith in what we do and say. [James 2:16-18] Take time to see what the spiritual eyes are revealing with your physical eyes. Ask yourself, how would I like others to respond to my needs and then, in like manner, respond with the attributes of the Fruit of the Spirit. 

Peter succinctly says, “set forth the wonderful deeds and display the virtues and perfections of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.” [1Peter 2:9]

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