What a Christian Can Miss

Bill Brinkworth

Many are convinced that if they become a Christian and live a life as prescribed by the Word of God, they will miss a lot in their life. They are right! If one lives a life centered on the Bible and abides, to the best of his ability, by its teachings and commands, he will miss a lot that the unsaved will have happen in their lives. A 100% God-fearing, God-obeying Christian will most likely miss:


Being a Christian does not guarantee anyone that he will not have hardships in this life. Sin hurts all. Sometimes innocent God-fearing and God-obeying Christians do suffer from others’ involvement in sin. Even if we live right we may also experience consequences for sins committed in the past. However, if they obey God’s commands they will avoid much of what happens to those that do not follow God’s guidance.

Sometimes a now-obedient Christian suffers from the side effects of unrighteousness they were involved in before they were saved, or when they were not so obedient. Just getting right with God does not mean the scars of sin will go away. That is why God never wants us to get involved with sin in the first place.

An obedient Christian will want to do what God tells him to do from God’s Word. Most of God’s commandments are to avoid sin. If a Christian avoids sin, his chances of getting hurt from evil-doing are much less. It is wonderful being a Christian. Avoiding some of sin’s side effects is one of the benefits of being a Christian.

“No sin is small. It is against an infinite God, and may have consequences immeasurable." J. Taylor


This lesson was featured in The Bible View #138.

* The above lesson is meant to be an idea for a lesson or a sermon. I purposely left out much wording so the teacher can add to it and make it his own. These ideas can be added to by the teacher's own studying.

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