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He didn't literally set himself on fire, but he was so passionate about what he was preaching that all I could think and silently pray at the time was, "Lord, I want to be like you, but can you also give me some of what this guy has? I wanna love you and preach about you just like him!
Are you becoming a lukewarm christian? how to overcome it.
I wish you were either one or the other! So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth.
They show up in church to warm the pews, but they still do worldly things. You should see the way they dress and those movies and music they listen to!
If only they knew all the right things to do so they could be on fire like us. The lukewarm Christian is often thought to be someone that does not passionately work for the Lord. As Jesus and the disciples continued on their way to Jerusalem, they came to a certain village where a woman named Martha welcomed him into her home.
But Martha was distracted by the big dinner she was preparing. Tell her to come and help me. There is only one thing worth being concerned about.
1 simple way to go from lukewarm christian to "on fire" (pt.8 - book of revelation)
Mary has discovered it, and it will not be taken away from her. In fact, He said that Mary had discovered the one thing worth being concerned about.
Jesus commended this. For you say, I am rich, I have prospered, and I need nothing, not realizing that you are wretched, pitiable, poor, blind, and naked.
Taking the first step:
Revelation ESV. The self-righteous believe they are rich hot in their self-sufficiency, but in fact, they are poor cold in their distance from Him. The combination leaves them lukewarm. Recall how Jesus chastised the Pharisees? They were hot and cold. They were red-hot on the outside in their commitment to the Law, but they were ice-cold on the inside in their hearts toward Him.
How (not) to stay lukewarm
They worship me in vain; their teachings are merely human rules. Lukewarm Christians are satisfied in themselves. Lukewarm Christians are proud of their spiritual commitment and pleased with all that they do for the Lord. Lukewarm Christians believe that they are living the right way, with all the right values, and all the right methods, and all the right works.
My old view of the lukewarm Christian is actually very legalistic and judgmental. It puts me smack dab where Martha and the Pharisees were — thinking that their contribution was the most important thing going on when, in fact, it was not.
It is so easy to start feeling good about yourself because of how mightily you are serving the Lord when in reality, you are poor, blind and naked in your own righteousness. The answer is to look to Jesus. Has this challenged your view of what it means to be lukewarm like it did mine? Please share your thoughts in the comments. Improve your relationship with God. Home Articles About Contact.
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Being a lukewarm Christian is bad, but do we understand it correctly? However, this lukewarm thing really seems to try His patience. What does it mean to be a lukewarm Christian? Remember the story of Mary and Martha? Mary sat intently listening to Jesus.
I do not want to be lukewarm
She understood her need for Him. In other words, you are self-righteous. The one fatal condition is to be needy while depending on your own righteousness. I do not want to be a lukewarm, self-righteous, self-centered Christian.
Time to Stop Being Lukewarm It is so easy to start feeling good about yourself because of how mightily you are serving the Lord when in reality, you are poor, blind and naked in your own righteousness. It is better to humble yourself at His feet in awe of His grace. Start Growing Closer to God!