Christians should live as ambassadors for Christ.
2 Corinthians 5:20 says, “Now then, we are ambassadors for
Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore
you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God.”
Christians should live to glorify God.
1 Corinthians 10:31-33 says, “Therefore, whether you eat or
drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. Give no
offense, either to the Jews or to the Greeks or to the church
of God, just as I also please all men in all things, not
seeking my own profit, but the profit of many, that they may
Christians should love God and avoid the lusts of the flesh.
1 John 2:15-16 says, “Do not love the world or the things in
the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is
not in him. For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh,
the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not of the Father
but is of the world.”
Christians should live completely for God, not patterning
their lives after the world.
Romans 12:1-2 says, “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by
the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living
sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable
service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be
transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may
prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of
Christians should think about things that are pure and holy.
Philippians 4:8 says, “Finally, brethren, whatever things are
true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just,
whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely,
whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and
if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.”
Christians are changed by what they see.
2 Corinthians 3:18 says, “But we all, with open face
beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed
into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit
of the Lord.”