How to Show That You Are a Christian

In one of the games in a classic Rose Bowl football contest in 1929, as recounted by Dr Bruce Wilkinson in his Vision of the Leader seminar, Roy Riegels desperately wanted his team to win. The scores were tied. Now, in a crucial moment of that game, Roy Riegels scooped up a loose … More

Reputation

The only evidence the unsaved world has that we belong to God is our godly lives. That is why our lifestyle is so important as a Christian. Only eternity will reveal how many people have refused to have anything to do with the Lord because of the bad testimony of some Christian. In this passage Paul points out the relation between doctrine and conduct. He urges Titus to make sure that his teaching is to the end “that they who have believed in God may be careful  to maintain good works.” “Good Works” does not necessarily mean church work. It is ok to work at church, sing in the choir, and hold an office; but it is also important to serve our unsaved neighbors, to be helpful in our community, and to have a reputation for helping those in need.

Offering your service to someone who has lost a loved one or making available a place to stay when a families house burns down is just as much a spiritual work as passing out a Gospel tract. In fact, the only way many people in the community will ever be reached for the Lord is through the sacrificial service of Christians. Of course, some place along the line (after you have earned their respect) the gospel must be shared because “faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the Word of God” (Romans 10:17).

Application

What are some ways I can show to my community that I am a Christian and that I really care about the people around me.

Titus 3:8-8 (English Standard Version)

The saying is trustworthy, and I want you to insist on these things, so that those who have believed in God may be careful to devote themselves to good works. These things are excellent and profitable for people.

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