Sunday Morning Christians.

Posted: September 17, 2010 in God, Life, thoughts, Uncategorized

The past day or so I’ve really been thinking about peoples salvation. Don’t ask me why because I really don’t know.

Honest to Jesus.

But I began thinking “How many people are GENUINELY followers of Christ?” Peoples who’s lives REFLECT their beliefs and their faith in God in every day scenarios. Matthew 3:8 (NLT) says prove by the way you live that you have repented of your sins and turned to God. I see a lot of people in my life who claim to be Christian, yet I often wonder if they’re REALLY taking steps in their relationship with Christ, or if they’re one of the ever so growing number of Sunday morning Christians.

For those of you who are like “Jessica, what in Gods green earth is a Sunday Morning Christian?!” Basically, they’re a person who only lives a “Christian lifestyle” those couple of hours that church is in session. It’s sad really.

Our personal relationship with Christ can’t grow if we don’t put in the time and effort. I’m reminded of the parable of the seed in Mark.

Mark 4:3-8

3“Listen! A farmer went out to sow his seed. 4As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up. 5Some fell on rocky places, where it did not have much soil. It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow. 6But when the sun came up, the plants were scorched, and they withered because they had no root. 7Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up and choked the plants, so that they did not bear grain. 8Still other seed fell on good soil. It came up, grew and produced a crop, multiplying thirty, sixty, or even a hundred times.”

13Then Jesus said to them, “Don’t you understand this parable? How then will you understand any parable? 14The farmer sows the word. 15Some people are like seed along the path, where the word is sown. As soon as they hear it, Satan comes and takes away the word that was sown in them. 16Others, like seed sown on rocky places, hear the word and at once receive it with joy. 17But since they have no root, they last only a short time. When trouble or persecution comes because of the word, they quickly fall away. 18Still others, like seed sown among thorns, hear the word; 19but the worries of this life, the deceitfulness of wealth and the desires for other things come in and choke the word, making it unfruitful. 20Others, like seed sown on good soil, hear the word, accept it, and produce a crop—thirty, sixty or even a hundred times what was sown.”

It’s sad when you really examine peoples lives who go to church with you. You’ll find some of them are like the seed that fell on the path. When things get hard, they place God to the side, living the way of the world.

I want to encourage you all reading this to pursue the life of the seed that fell on good soil. That soil is Christ. As this weekend begins, I want to encourage you to pick up your Bible and read, at least for 15 minutes a day. If you don’t already, start praying; talking with God and building that relationship. We all should want to be like the seed that was planted in good soil, not one that fell along the path.


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