Tuesday, July 03, 2007

The Christian's Checklist - Part I

(I found this list from Pastor Steve Sturgeon of Dillon, Montana over five years ago and have kept it for review from time to time in my life; use this list to determine if your actions or walk is what it should be as a Christian. This is Part 1, and I'll try to post Part 2 sometime tomorrow.)
  1. Is it right? - 1 John 5:17 All unrighteousness is sin: and there is a sin not unto death.
  2. Will this bring me near some temptation? - Rom. 13:14 But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.
  3. Does this give place to the devil? - Eph. 4:27 Neither give place to the devil.
  4. Is there anything in Scripture contrary to it? - Isa. 8:20 To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.
  5. Am I trusting God or depending in my own strength? - Prov. 3:5-6 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
  6. Is it doubtful? - Rom. 14:23 And he that doubteth is damned if he eat, because he eateth not of faith: for whatsoever is not of faith is sin.
  7. Will it cause someone to stumble? - Rom. 14:21 It is good neither to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor any thing whereby thy brother stumbleth, or is offended, or is made weak.
  8. Does it appear evil to anyone? - 1 Thess. 5:22 Abstain from all appearance of evil.
  9. Would the Lord Jesus Christ do this? - 1 Peter 2:21 For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps:
  10. Will it please God? - John 8:29 And he that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him.
  11. Am I trying to impress others with my spirituality? - Acts 5:1-11 But a certain man named Ananias, with Sapphira his wife, sold a possession, And kept back part of the price, his wife also being privy to it, and brought a certain part, and laid it at the apostles' feet. But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost, and to keep back part of the price of the land? Whiles it remained, was it not thine own? and after it was sold, was it not in thine own power? why hast thou conceived this thing in thine heart? thou hast not lied unto men, but unto God. And Ananias hearing these words fell down, and gave up the ghost: and great fear came on all them that heard these things. And the young men arose, wound him up, and carried him out, and buried him. And it was about the space of three hours after, when his wife, not knowing what was done, came in. And Peter answered unto her, Tell me whether ye sold the land for so much? And she said, Yea, for so much. Then Peter said unto her, How is it that ye have agreed together to tempt the Spirit of the Lord? behold, the feet of them which have buried thy husband are at the door, and shall carry thee out. Then fell she down straightway at his feet, and yielded up the ghost: and the young men came in, and found her dead, and, carrying her forth, buried her by her husband. And great fear came upon all the church, and upon as many as heard these things.
  12. Do I hope somebody notices me? - Gal. 5:26 Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.
  13. Does it edify? - 1 Cor. 14:26 How is it then, brethren? when ye come together, every one of you hath a psalm, hath a doctrine, hath a tongue, hath a revelation, hath an interpretation. Let all things be done unto edifying.
  14. Am I being selfish? - Php. 2:3-4 Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.
  15. Am I denying the flesh? - Luke 14:26 If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple. Luke 9:23 And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.
  16. Am I putting Christ first? - Col 1:18 And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.
  17. Is it expedient? - 1 Cor. 10:23 All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but all things edify not.
  18. Will it bring glory to God? - 1 Cor. 10:31 Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.
  19. Am I deceiving myself or being deceived? - 1 Cor. 3:18 Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise.
  20. Do I know better? - 1 Cor. 8:10 For if any man see thee which hast knowledge sit at meat in the idol's temple, shall not the conscience of him which is weak be emboldened to eat those things which are offered to idols;

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3 Comments:

Blogger Julie's Jewels said...

Wow!! This is a good checklist. I'm going to print this off and keep for myself if that is okay with you.

11:45 AM  
Blogger Sista Cala said...

Excellent. Just the kind of thing I was looking for as instructional aid for a new convert.

I stop by here often because I really appreciate your work here.

3:25 AM  
Blogger Jim said...

Sista Cala,

I am glad that you can put this post to good use.... thanks for stopping by from time to time and leaving the encouraging comments.

5:57 PM  

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