But, it’s really easy to be a Christian on Sunday. There are folks all around us that are of the same purpose and vision and desire. Everyone is smiling, everyone is together, everyone is supporting. Everyone is trying to behave.
It’s easy on Sunday morning to be a Christian.
What about today? Today will be a lot harder. Not everyone will be supportive. Not everyone will be pulling for us. Not everyone will support you in a your faith. Some may mock you. Some may laugh at you.
There will be temptation. There will be trials. There will be opposition. It’s tougher to be a Christian on a Tuesday than it is in a Sunday.
Listen to what Paul says today about this in Philippians:
Above all, you must live as citizens of heaven, conducting yourselves in a manner worthy of the Good News about Christ. Then, whether I come and see you again or only hear about you, I will know that you are standing together with one spirit and one purpose, fighting together for the faith, which is the Good News.
Paul said that we are to live a citizens of heaven and live in a way worthy of God.
How? How do we stand up to temptation and do these things. He tells in us in the end of that passage.
Stand together as one. One spirit. One purpose. Fighting together for the faith. Stand together.
We need each other. We need each other on Sunday, we need each other on Tuesday. The only way that we can stand as Christians is to stand together.
That is our calling today. That is our duty today. To be one.
Today, when you are tempted. When you are struggling. When you are in need. Turn to a fellow Christian. Let them help you. Let them pray for you. Let them uphold you. Let them be your strength.
And today, if you see a fellow Christian in need, help them. Support them. Help give them courage and strength. Be there for them.
We need each other. Today, and every day. We need each other.