Because we have hope:
Our Lives Matter to the World and our response is to live a life of HOLINESS.
Holiness: a different life, one set apart for God. What does that look like?
- Control Your Mind - vs 13:
We need to have an alert mind –
We also need a disciplined mind –
We also need a focused mind –
- Imitate Your Master – vs.14-16:
One reason we live differently than the world is because we want to be just like Jesus. That’s the definition of a disciple:
…one who seeks to be just like the master in every way.
Eph. 5:1 – “Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children.”
Romans 12 – “Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.”
- Look to the Scriptures - vs 16:
- Anticipate Coming Judgment – vs 17:
2 Corinthians 5:10 – “For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive what is due to him for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad.”
- Confirm Your Faith - vs 18-21:
God’s desire is that we live abundant lives, lives lived out to the fullest.
Your life matters to God and to the World!