Living The Christian Life

2 Timothy 1:6

"For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God..."

Jn 10:10b - The life God promised us and called us to live through Christ and in Christ is a full and abundant life.

Consider the what, why and how of the Christian life:
  1. What the Christian life is
    • 2 Tim 1:5 - a sincere (real) faith.
    • Rom 1:17 - living by faith.
    • Eph 2:8-9 - faith is a gift of God.
  2. Why live the Christian life


Love (Dt 6:5)

Deuteronomy 6:4-5 (The Shema)

"Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength."
  1. What love is
  2. Why we love
  3. How to love
I. What love is
  • God is love (1 Jn 4:8, 16).
  • Not words or feelings, but a practical demonstration (Rom 5:8; Jn 3:16).
II. Why we love
  • God first loved us (1 Jn 4:19).
  • God redeemed us from slavery (Dt 5:15; 15:15).