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Watch Yourself

Rev. Peter Lui
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Christian = Christianos (Χριστιανος)

  • ianos = a slave of a household
  • an adherent of a person or party
  • a follower of the Way, the Truth, the Life

Pro. 10:19; Ecc. 5:3; Titus 2:7-8; 1 Cor. 4:16-17

1. Watch Your Life

Watch: epecho (επεχε)

  • pay close attention
  • set proper safeguards
  • stay alert; be extra vigilant
  • Watch yourself (ESV, HCSB, NASB, NRSV)
  • Watch your life (NIV, NCV)
  • Watch how you live (NLT)
  • Watch your development (CEB)
  • Watch your character (The Message)

A. Watch Your Character

i. Person – The Real You

  • Eph. 3:16, NKJV; 2 Cor. 4:16, NKJV; 1 Cor. 2:14-15, NKJV; Gal. 2:20, NKJV; 1 Cor. 15:31, NKJV

ii. Personality

  • Danger: Being jealous (Phi. 2:3-4)
  • Danger: Being careless in speech (1 Tim. 4:13; Matt. 12:34-35)
  • Danger: Being insubordinate (Heb. 13:7; 13:17)
  • Danger: Being divisive (1 Cor. 1:11-13; 3:17)

B. Watch Your Conduct

i. Your Attitudes

  • Phi. 2:5-8; Mark 9:34

ii. Your Actions

Titus 2:7; Luke 4:18; James 2:18, 1:22-24; 1 Cor. 16:14

2. Watch Your Doctrine

A. Watch Your Convictions

  • What you believe (1 John 2:20)
  • Why you believe

B. Watch Your Communications

  • What you say
  • How you say
  • Why you say

Conclusion and Challenge

Talk is Cheap

  • Don’t just talk, act.
  • Don’t just say, show.
  • Don’t just promise, deliver.

Actions speak louder than words.

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