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Session 7

Do you do what you say you believe?

Read: 1 Corinthians 4:6-20

Growing up, it was common to hear kids say, “If you are going to talk the talk, you better be able to walk the walk.”

On the playground, this was a verbal jab between boys who probably watched their fair share of World Championship Wrestling. But in 1 Corinthians 4:20, Paul applies this concept to the Christian faith. He writes, “For the kingdom of God is not a matter of talk but of power.”

It is one thing to know who Jesus is and what He teaches in the Bible, but we must not stop there. The kingdom of God is not a matter of talking about Jesus, but living like Jesus.

The kingdom of God is not a matter of talking about Jesus, but living like Jesus.

When we live like Jesus did — serving, teaching, blessing, and encouraging others — we experience the power of the Holy Spirit working through us. This power changes us, but it also changes everyone we meet.

To walk the walk with Christ is to be a difference maker.

When we serve others instead of ourselves, people notice the difference. When we buy someone’s meal or leave a big tip, they want to know why we’re so generous. When we respond to others’ mistakes with grace, it creates opportunities to show how knowing Jesus changes people. When we live out what we say we believe, it attracts attention and changes communities.

Reflect:

  • What’s one way you can serve someone else today?
  • Is there anything you need to start doing or stop doing to live what you say you believe?

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What it means to be united

What it means to be united

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3

The one time boasting is OK

The one time boasting is OK

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What happens when the church comes together

What happens when the church comes together

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The church is bigger than a building

The church is bigger than a building

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What your silent judgment says about you

What your silent judgment says about you

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Do you do what you say you believe?

Do you do what you say you believe?

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8

What happens when sin goes unaddressed

What happens when sin goes unaddressed

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How to know when popular opinion is wrong

How to know when popular opinion is wrong

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Just because you can doesn’t mean you should

Just because you can doesn’t mean you should

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Sex…It’s not about me

Sex…It’s not about me

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God, please save my spouse

God, please save my spouse

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Change how you see instead of what you see

Change how you see instead of what you see

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Don’t tie the knot until

Don’t tie the knot until

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Why can’t I do what I want?

Why can’t I do what I want?

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Why give time and money to the church?

Why give time and money to the church?

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17

Do I have anything to offer?

Do I have anything to offer?

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18

Are you training to win?

Are you training to win?

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19

Where to turn when life is more than you can bear

Where to turn when life is more than you can bear

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20

What are you going to chase today?

What are you going to chase today?

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21

The greatest responsiblity we have as Christians

The greatest responsiblity we have as Christians

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22

Why submit to my husband?

Why submit to my husband?

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23

Why searching your heart is a helpful practice for every day

Why searching your heart is a helpful practice for every day

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24

You were made for this

You were made for this

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25

Does church even need me?

Does church even need me?

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26

Are you serving with the right motivation?

Are you serving with the right motivation?

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27

How to go from good to better to best

How to go from good to better to best

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28

Does structure limit the Holy Spirit?

Does structure limit the Holy Spirit?

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Are you going through the motions?

Are you going through the motions?

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30

Why does an empty tomb matter?

Why does an empty tomb matter?

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You are who you hang around

You are who you hang around

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32

How to embrace the unknown

How to embrace the unknown

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You don’t need to fear death

You don’t need to fear death

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How can I make a difference in the world?

How can I make a difference in the world?

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