Living A Life That Is Balanced In Christ
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Delivered By
Phillip Rainwater
Delivered On
July 2, 2017
Central Passage
I Peter 3:8-18
Subject
A.M. Service
Description

INTRODUCTION:

    A.    Balance or equilibrium; I Peter 3:15
    B.    Balanced: diet; budget – why not a life balanced in Christ; Matthew 4:4
    C.    Our study today “Living A Life That is Balanced in Christ”

I.    WHAT THROWS LIFE OUT OF BALANCE?

    A.    Placing too much emphasis (stress) on one thing; Matthew 6:34
    B.    Swinging from one extreme to another; James 1:6-8
          1.     Like Judas Iscariot in betraying Christ; Matthew 26:15; 27:3-4
          2.    Somewhat like Peter in denying Christ; Mark 14:30, 72
          3.    Paul and Peter; Galatians 2:11
          4.    Admonitions to the brethren at Ephesus; Ephesians 4:14; 6:10

II.    PLAN AND WORK TO GET ALONG WITH OTHERS:

    A.    Getting along with others is an art; Romans 12:18
    B.    Avoid contentious people; Proverbs 4:14
          1.    Paul told the brethren at Rome; Romans 16:17
          2.    Paul warned Titus to avoid such; Titus 3:9 
    C.    Follow things which make for peace; Romans 14:19

III.    PUT FORTH EFFORT  TO ENJOY LIFE:

    A.    Optimist, pessimist or a realist; Philippians 4:4
    B.    Count your blessings; Matthew 6:26; Romans 8:28
    C.    Make necessary adjustments; II Corinthians 6:17
    D.    Live in balance with all the facts of life; Matthew 6:33-34; 25:46 

CONCLUSION:

    A.    Success in life depends on spiritual balance; John 17:14-17
    B.    Are you living a balanced life?
        1.    Where does Christ fit in your life? Matthew 6:33
        2.    Have you made Him Lord and Savior of your life? II Peter 2:20