We continue looking at the nature of Christianity. Yesterday we looked at Personal Touch, but a heartfelt experience of salvation isn’t the end of the story. A touch from Jesus leads to a Personal Transformation.
The Touch of Jesus leads to transformation. If we say we’ve been touched by Jesus but there’s no transformation, John says there’s a problem with that. The Scripture says if any one is in Christ they are a new creation. The Apostle Paul wrote about this transformation to the Church at
Notice he doesn’t say that’s what some of you ARE but some of you WERE. There’s been a transformation. If we say we’re on the team but we never put on the uniform, we never make it to the game, then there’s a problem.
Here is where the difference is between watching the game and playing the game, between observation and participation. If you claim to be a Christian but your life looks no different than those in the world, then you’re fooling yourself. Christ has called us to a life of moral integrity, honesty, sexual purity, kindness, & faithfulness to our promises. Amen?