Posted by: pastorlarryd | March 7, 2011

Living Like A Champion

God calls the believers more than conquerors in Romans 8:37.  To be more than a conqueror means that we are champions.  But in order to be a champion there are some things that we must do.  To be a christian champion one must live a virtuous life.  We are told in 1-Timothy 4:13 “Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers in word, in conversation (life-style), in charity, in spirit, in faith and in purity.  By fulfilling this command a beliver can have a virtuous life and live like a champion.

1. A Christian Champion’s Communication

     1. Acceptable Words  Psalms 19:14

     2. Blessing Words  Romans 12:14

     3. Corruptless Words  Ephesians 4:29

2. A Christian Champion’s Conversation (life-style)

     1. Walk in Love  Ephesians 5:2

    2. Walk in Line  John 2:5, John 14:15, Ephesians 5:15, 2-Corinthians 5:7

    3. Walk in Liberty  Galatians 5:1

     4. Walk in Loyalty  1-Corinthians 4:1-2, Revelation 2:10

2. A Christian Champion’s Charity

     1. Loving Your God  Mark 12:30

     2. Loving Your Brethren  1-Peter 2:17

     3. Loving Your Enemies  Matthew 5:44-45, 1-John 3:14

4. A Christian Champion’s Charisma (spirit, liveliness, & living to the best of your ability)

     1. Loving To The Best of Your Ability  Matthew 12:37-39

     2. Laboring To The Best of Your Ability  Colossians 3:22, Colossians 4:1

     3. Living To The Best of Your Ability  Colossians 4:23

5. A Christian Champion’s Conviction (or faith)

     1. Positioned Faith Mark 11:22, Hebrews 11:6, 1-Timothy 6:12

     2. Pronounced Faith (whosoever shall say) Mark 11:23

     3. Purposed Faith (say to the mountain)  Mark 11:23 

     4. Persistent Faith (shall not doubt in his heart) Mark 11:23

     5. Pleasing Faith (he shall have whatsoever he saith)  Mark 11:23

6. A Christian Champion’s Cleanliness (purity)

     Proverbs 4:23, Psalms 24:3-5

     1. Clean Mind  Proverbs 23:7

     2. Clean Mouth  Ephesians 4:29

     3. Clean Morals  Psalms 101:2-3

     4. Clean Moods  Philippians 4:4

     5. Clean Motives  Proverbs 3:5-6

     6. Clean Methods  Matthew 6:10, Hebrews 10:9

When we fulfill the above requirements we can live like a christian champion and by following the next four, we can accomplish the first six.

1. Seek The Lord  Isaiah 55:6 Seek the Lord while He may be found; call upon Him while He is near.

2. Submit To God James 4:7 Submit yourselves therefore to God; resist the devil and he will flee from you.

3. Sacrifice For God Galatians 2:20 I am crucified with Christ, never the less I live, yet not I, but Christ liveth in me and the life I now live in the flesh, I live by the faith of the Son of God who loved me & gave Himself for me.

4. Saturate Yourself With the Spirit of God and the Word of God.      Ephesians 5:18 And be not drunk with wine wherein is excess, but be filled with the Spirit.

Job 23:12 Neither have I gone back from the commandments of His lips; I have esteemed the words of His mouth more than my necessarry food.

NOW JUST DO IT!  BLESSINGS ON YOU & YOURS!

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