Summary: For Christians, wherever we go, whatever we do, Jesus is right there beside us!
The Bible is the Word of God and it is eternal, infallible, and life-changing. The Bible is our instructions manual for life.
2 Timothy 3:16-17 states, All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
So please open your instructions manual to 1 Corinthians Chapter 6. Read along with me verses 9-11………….
After Jesus Christ, there are only 2 types of people on earth:
v9 – the wicked who will not inherit heaven, and
v11 – Christians, who are washed, sanctified, and justified.
If you Jesus Christ returned to earth today, which one would He say you are?
Jesus knows your heart. You can only be washed, sanctified, and justified if you have humbled yourself before God and received Jesus Christ as your Savior and Lord.
Do you accept the fact that you are a sinner and that God has all the right to judge you? Do you believe this?
Do you accept the fact that Jesus Christ died for your sins, was buried, rose from the grave, and many witnessed His resurrection? Do you believe this?
Because there are 2 types of people in this world, there are 2 types of places for eternity, either joyous heaven or tormenting hell. Your belief in Jesus Christ determines who you are and where you will be headed for eternity. Please take a moment now and bow your heads in quiet prayer and tell God your beliefs……………
Perhaps some of you prayed a sinner’s prayer for the very first time. If you did, you have been born again by the Spirit of God and you are now a true Christian. But true Christianity is not private. God tells us in Romans 10:9-10, “If you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved.” If you accepted Jesus Christ as your Savior and Lord today, please tell someone.
Now, whether you are a new Christian or have been a Christian for a while now, you are to live the Christian life while here on earth. There are consequences to pay if the Christian does not live the right way. Let us learn from the last part of 1 Corinthians chapter 6.
Pray with me our commitment to God’s Word……….
Now, read along with me 1 Corinthians 6:12-20…………….
There is freedom in Christ! For those who believe in Jesus Christ, all their sins, past, present, and future, have been forgiven. But this freedom in Christ is not a license to sin!
The Corinthian Christians believed in Jesus Christ but they were living in sin. Many of them were sexually immoral! And so, God through the apostle Paul instructed the Corinthians.
Remember that these instructions are for all Christians also.
Look again at the first part of v12……….
Christians are not like robots programmed by God. Christians still have a free will to make decisions. The difference between a Christian and a non-Christian is the Christian has the Holy Spirit to help him/her do the right things. And so you see, a Christian is capable of either doing the right things or the wrong things.