Published on April 17th, 2023 | by Alberto Krinsky0
The ideal walk of a Christian according to Pastor Chris
It says, “I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called.”
The pastor explained that one of the dynamics of Christianity is derived from a crucial word from the verse above: Walk. There is the walk of a Christian. When you are born again, God first wants to help you. As says in Colossians 2:6, “As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him.”
Therefore, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome said that how you live daily, how you relate with other people, how you connect with God and your kind of mind are very important to God. There is a way a Christian should and must live that distinguishes them from a non-Christian. Someone may be born again and not live a Christian life.
In fact, some have yet to learn what a Christian life really is. But the Bible says in Ephesians 4:17: “This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind”.
Pastor Chris: “God expects you to grow unto maturity and become firmly rooted in the faith”
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome further explained that churches and pastors are important because spiritual life requires training. God brings His children into congregations and church assemblies and gives them pastors after His heart to train them, teach them and build them through the word, he said.
He elaborated that God expects that in the church, every new person who receives Christ and becomes a church member is trained in the Christian walk.
“That we henceforth are no more children, tossed to and from and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive,” Pastor Chris Oyakhilome quoted Ephesians 4:14.
“But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ,” it says in Ephesians 4:16.
That is why people must understand that the Christian walk is not just for baby Christians, and you begin by learning it as a new convert, but God expects you to grow to maturity, become firmly rooted in the faith and live triumphantly every day to the praise and glory of His Name, according to Pastor Chris Oyakhilome.
He instructed people to affirm to themselves that through the gospel, they have been separated from the world unto God, from righteousness, and from darkness to light.
The man of God went on to emphasize his point by quoting Ephesians 4:1 (AMPC): “I therefore, the prisoner for the Lord, appeal to and beg you to walk worthy of the divine calling to which you have been called with behavior that is a credit to the summons to God’s service.”