CHRISTIAN LIVING IN THE COMMUNITY:

CHRISTIAN LIVING IN THE COMMUNITY:

Christian living means , Christians living the exemplary life of Christ. It means living all for Christ and leading a life that is above reproach and also glorifies the name of God.

Peter’s message on Christian living.

(1peter 1:13-17) please read the passage.

Christian living among non-Christians (1peter 2:9-25) Submission to civil authority and the attitude of Christians to suffering (1peter 2: 18-25)

Paul’s statement on the children of the light (Rom: 11-14)

A true witness for Christ: A true witness for Christ is the one who believes and carries the message and teachings of Christ to others in order to impact such belief and teaching in his or her life Jesus. While, Christians is the one who is babtised and follows the teachings of Christ. Christian exhibits strong faith in the person and teaching of Christ as the only means of salvation.

LIFE OF A TRUE WITNESS FOR CHRIST

1 A true witness for Christ is the salt of the world and as such always preach the word of God

2 He/she must win and preserve the souls that would perish without Jesus

3 Must always like a consistent Christ  centered life

  • Should look not only to his/her own interest, but also to the interest of others.
  • 5 His/ Her attitude must be the same as that of Christ.
  • 6 must be peaceful, loving and leading a quite life
  • 7 He/she must reflect the light from Christ into the darkness of people’s heart

EFFECTS OF SOCIAL VICES:

1 Stealing

2 Fornication

3 Murder

4 lies

5 kidnapping

6 Adultery

7 Exam malpractice

8  child trafficking

9 Armed robbery

10 Rapping

11 Ritual killing

EFFECT OF SOCIAL VICES

1 it leads to both societal and divine wrath

2 Discourages development in the society

3 Create unnecessary tension in the society

4 waste and mismanagement of public fund

5 Sexual promiscuity has led to many broken homes or marriage and spread of disease such as HIV/AIDS

  • Drug abuse can led to marital disorder
  • Bombing activities have resulted to loss of lives and properties in the community

THE IMPORTANCE OF TOLERANCE AND PEACEFULL CO-EXISTENCE

  • it promotes peace and unity in a country
  • It leads to economic and political growth in a nation
  • It eschews or shuns war that may arise from religious bigotry intolerance
  • It leads to national progress and development
  • In such a society where there tolerance and peaceful co-existence, there is trust and confidence on one another
  • Crime rate in the societies one minimal or reduced

SIGNIFICANT POINTS

1 The practical lives of Christians should be devoid of passion of the flesh such as fornication, adultery lies etc

2 A good citizen/Christian should be legal to the governing authority and equally obey the law of the land

3 Christians should surrender their atrocities to God whose responsibility is to take good care of them

4 Christians should follow the example of Christ who died to purchase their glorification

5 God opposed the while he gives his grace to the humble.

 

REVISION/LIKELY EXAMINATION QUESTION

1 State St.Paul’s statement  on the children of the light

2 Narrate Peter’s description of Christians as ‘’A chosen Race and A Royal priesthood

b.Give three examples in a Christian’s daily life to support the above description

3 Who is a true witness for Christ?

  1. mention two importance of tolerance and peaceful co-existence in any society.
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