THE CHRISTIAN LIFE
James 4:14 Whereas ye know not
what shall be on the
morrow. For what is
your life? It is
even a vapour, that
appeareth for a
little time, and
then vanisheth away.
Life is precious.
MAtt 16:26 For what is a man profited, if
he shall gain the whole world,
and lose his own soul? or what
shall a man give in exchange for
Life is more than satisying the everyday
Life is both an inner and outer
manifestation of what a person is.
What one thinks.
How one reacts.
The outward appearance gives a picture of
the inward thoughts and aspirations of a person.
When a person receives Christ as savior, he starts a new life.
A Christian life.
What is a Christian?
People do not always agree as to the
definition of the word Christian.
What does the Bible say about the Christian
The Christian life is:
I. A CHRIST GIVEN LIFE
John 1:4 In him was life; and the life was
the light of men.
John 10:10 The thief cometh not, but for to
steal, and to kill, and to
destroy: I am come that they
might have life, and that they
might have it more abundantly.
John 11:25 Jesus said unto her, I am the
resurrection, and the life: he
that believeth in me, though he
were dead, yet shall he live:
John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the
way, the truth, and the life: no
man cometh unto the Father, but
Rom 5:21 That as sin hath reigned unto
death, even so might grace reign
through righteousness unto eternal
life by Jesus Christ our Lord.
2 Tim 1:10 But is now made manifest by the
appearing of our Saviour Jesus
Christ, who hath abolished
death, and hath brought life and
immortality to light through the
1 John 5:12 He that hath the Son hath life;
and he that hath not the Son of
God hath not life.
II. THE SPIRITUAL LIFE
A. By the Word
Deut 8:3 And he humbled thee, and suffered
thee to hunger, and fed thee with
manna, which thou knewest not,
neither did thy fathers know; that
he might make thee know that man
doth not live by bread only, but
by every word that proceedeth out
of the mouth of the LORD doth man
ROm 10:17 So then faith cometh by hearing,
and hearing by the word of God.
1 Peter 1:23 Being born again, not of
corruptible seed, but of
incorruptible, by the word of
God, which liveth and abideth for ever.
B. Through Faith
Eph 2:8‑9 8 For by grace are ye saved
through faith; and that not of
yourselves: it is the gift of
9 Not of works, lest any man
John 5:24 Verily, verily, I say unto you,
He that heareth my word, and
believeth on him that sent me,
hath everlasting life, and shall
not come into condemnation; but
is passed from death unto life.
C. Through regeneration
Eze 36:26 A new heart also will I give you,
and a new spirit will I put within
you: and I will take away the
stony heart out of your flesh, and
I will give you an heart of flesh.
John 1:13 Which were born, not of blood,
nor of the will of the flesh, nor
of the will of man, but of God.
2 Cor 5:17 Therefore if any man be in
Christ, he is a new creature:
old things are passed away;
behold, all things are become
Tit 3:5 Not by works of righteousness which
we have done, but according to his
mercy he saved us, by the washing
of regeneration, and renewing of
the Holy Ghost;
III. A TESTED LIFE
Ps 17:3 Thou hast proved mine heart; thou
hast visited me in the night; thou
hast tried me, and shalt find
nothing; I am purposed that my
mouth shall not transgress.
Zec 13:9 And I will bring the third part
through the fire, and will refine
them as silver is refined, and
will try them as gold is tried:
they shall call on my name, and I
will hear them: I will say, It is
my people: and they shall say, The
LORD is my God.
Mal 3:3 And he shall sit as a refiner and
purifier of silver: and he shall
purify the sons of Levi, and purge
them as gold and silver, that they
may offer unto the LORD an offering
Luke 6:48 He is like a man which built an
house, and digged deep, and laid
the foundation on a rock: and
when the flood arose, the stream
beat vehemently upon that house,
and could not shake it: for it
was founded upon a rock.
D. The final Test
1 Cor 3:13 Every man's work shall be made
manifest: for the day shall
declare it, because it shall be
revealed by fire; and the fire
shall try every man's work of
what sort it is.
IV. A PROSPEROUS LIFE
Ps 1:3 And he shall be like a tree
planted by the rivers of water,
that bringeth forth his fruit in
his season; his leaf also shall
not wither; and whatsoever he
doeth shall prosper.
Ps 92:14 They shall still bring forth fruit
in old age; they shall be fat and
Jer 17:8 For he shall be as a tree planted
by the waters, and that spreadeth
out her roots by the river, and
shall not see when heat cometh,
but her leaf shall be green; and
shall not be careful in the year
of drought, neither shall cease
from yielding fruit.