The ManCode Minute | 018 - Your Actions Speak Louder   printer  

You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.       
Matthew 5:14-16 NIV
 
Your “group of 12” is a larger collection of friends and supporters. Many, but not necessarily all, will share your Christian faith. By the way, if you’re worried about hanging out with non-Christians, remember that Jesus made Himself available to saints and sinners alike—and if you’re serious about leading non-believers to Christ, you probably can’t do it while preaching to the choir.
 
As Christians, we can announce our beliefs to our hearts' content, but our speeches will mean nothing—to others or to ourselves—unless we accompany our words with deeds that match. The sermons that we live are far more compelling than the ones we preach.
 
“Like it or not, your life is an accurate reflection of your creed. If this fact gives you cause for concern, don’t bother talking about the changes that you intend to make—make them. Now.         Conviction is worthless until it is converted into conduct.”
Thomas Carlyle
 
“Christians are the citizens of heaven, and while we are on earth, we ought to behave like heaven’s citizens.”
Warren Wiersbe