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CHRISTIAN CODE OF CONDUCT


We should all commit ourselves to a code of conduct that glorifies the Lord no matter where we are at in life. Why? Because it will benefit those around us and make God look good. Here are few dimensions to the Christian Code of Conduct: (This code was adapted from a Christian high school's code of conduct in their handbook).


Courtesy. "Finally, all of you, live in harmony with one another; be sympathetic, live as brothers, be compassionate and humble." (I Peter 3:8, NIV)

Self-Control. "Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand." (Phil 4:5, KJV)

Integrity. "The man of integrity walks securely, but he who takes crooked paths will be found out." (Prov. 10:9 NIV) A environment that is based on integrity provides a setting of peace and trust.

Love. "Dear friends, let us practice loving each other, for love comes from God and those who are loving and kind show that they are the children of God, and that they are getting to know Him better." (I John 4:7 LB)


We should in the Body of Christ expect the following code of conduct from other Christians:


1. To observe Biblical morality in all relationships, word and deed. "Now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light, for the fruit of light consists of all goodness, righteousness and truth." (Eph 5:8,9)

2. To act with integrity. "I know my God that you test the heart and are pleased with integrity." (I Chron.29:7)

3. To practice self-control. "Live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age." (Titus 2:12)

4. To preserve personal purity. "Keep yourself pure." (I Tim. 5:22)

5. To approach the Church and its program with a positive Christian attitude and refrain from negativism either in action, word, or appearance. "Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable--if anything is excellent or praiseworthy, think about such things." (Phil 4:8)

6. To respond properly to the authority of the church and the home. "Obey your leaders and submit to their authority." (Heb. 13:17)

7. To regard others with courtesy. "So in everything do to others what you would have them do to you." (Matt. 7:12)


Source: Adapted from Hampton Christian High School's Christian Code of Conduct

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