Summary: Those that hid their light under a basket are
Matt 5:14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. 15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. 16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
Mark 4:21And he said unto them, Is a candle brought to be put under a bushel, or under a bed? and not to be set on a candlestick?
Basket case Christians are
1. Callous Christians
Some co called Christians don't spread the gospel simply because they
What would you do if you had the cure for aids?
Matt 22:36 Master, which is the great commandment in the law? 37
Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy
heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. 38 This is the first
and great commandment. 39 And the second is like unto it, Thou
shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. 40 On these two commandments
hang all the law and the prophets.
Luke 10:27 And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God
with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and
with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself. 28 And he said unto
him, Thou hast answered right: this do, and thou shalt live.
1.Dic.com defines love as a profoundly tender, passionate affection for
another person. 2. a feeling of warm personal attachment or deep
affection, as for a parent, child, or friend. 3. sexual passion or desire.
John 15:12 This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I
have loved you. 13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay
down his life for his friends.
2. Cautious Christians
Prov 14:15 A wise man feareth, and departeth from evil: but the fool
rageth, and is confident. A wise person is cautious and turns away
from evil, but a fool is careless and overconfident.
Josh 24:14 Now therefore fear the LORD, and serve him in sincerity and
in truth: and put away the gods which your fathers served on the
other side of the flood, and in Egypt; and serve ye the LORD.
15 And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this
day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers
served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the
Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we
will serve the LORD.
Carpe Diem.” Seize the day. Make the most of every opportunity. Seize – the day. Notice the phrase is not “with utmost care and caution, after you have worked out the cost/benefit analysis and determined that there is no logical reason why all systems should not be go, and have assured yourself that the risk is zero, or as close to zero as is theoretically possible, slowly and timidly reach for the day, keeping eyes peeled at every moment for other factors which would render that decision less logical than previously expected and mitigate a sudden and calculated pull-back from the day-seizing operation.”
3. Confused Christians
Cussing women and what she wants for Christmas.
James 1:8 A double minded man is unstable in all his ways
1 Cor 14:33 For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in
all churches of the saints.
Perfection of means and confusion of ends seem to characterize our age.
Ps 32:8 I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go:
I will guide thee with mine eye.
Prov 3:5 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine
own understanding. 6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he
shall direct thy paths.
James 1:5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all
men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.
Basket case Christians can be callous, overly cautious, and confused.
the world doesn't need basket case Christians. what the world needs are
4. Constrained Christians. dic.com says constraint means the state of being
restricted or being compelled
Phil 2:12 Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in
my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out
your own salvation with fear and trembling. 13 For it is God which
worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure. 14 Do
all things without murmurings and disputings: 15 That ye may be