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Like it or not we all are accountable for something.
In this Spiritual Kick Off we examine an area in Romans where the Apostle Paul is addressing the idea of judgement. Many times we are quick to judge others and the idea of judging ourselves is not something we enjoy. Scripture shows us the importance of understanding each action we take we will be held accountable for.
So then, each of us will give an account of ourselves to God. Click To Tweet Romans 14:12
We’re gonna start off 2023 in the book of Romans. Okay. Romans chapter 14. 12. So then each one of us will give an account of himself to God. Love this scripture guys. Romans is, is definitely probably one of the best, the greatest books of the Bible, period. First of all, need to understand where he is.
Romans. So I need to go past our gospel. So you got Matthew, mark, Luke, and John. Then you got Ax. Then you get to Romans. Okay? This is the last part of a section that focuses on judgment. Okay. Specifically that we are not to judge one another. Okay? So my Bible said that Paul is discussing the proper attitude Christians should have toward each other in debatable areas of conduct.
Okay? So this will be items that are not clearly stated of being wrong in scripture. So let’s dig into those now, cuz that would be, it is. So listen, not digging into those rather cuz that’s just gonna be a waste of time. Like if we were, if we’re wasting our time arguing over that stuff, that’s not gonna build up anything.
We are. So we’re not supposed to judge one another because God has received both parties, the weaker and the stronger. He’s also says that we can differ in good consciousness, right? So verses four through six and 14 says, who are you to judge the servant of another? His own master. He stands for falls and he will stand for the Lord is able to make him stand.
One person regards one day above another. And another regards every day alike. Each person must be fully convinced in his own. He who observes the day deserves it for the Lord. And he who eats does so for the Lord and he gives thanks to God and he who eats not for the Lord, he does not eat and gives thanks to God.
So, God, it’s, it’s, it’s breaking it down right there for us. So he’s telling us that the Lord was gonna be that judge, right? I mean, he’s, and right here in seven through 12, for not one of us lives for himself, and not one of us dies for himself. Or if we live, we live for the Lord. If we die, we die for the Lord.
Therefore, whether we live or die, we. The Lords for this end. Christ died and lived. He might be the Lord, both of the dead and of the living. But you, why do you judge your brother? Or again, why do you regard your brother with contempt? Well, we shall all stand before a judgment seat to God. Lord is written as I live says the Lord.
Every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall get praised to God. So then each one of us would give an account of himself to God. That’s, and that’s our verse of the day, right? That’s what we’re gonna be talking. Now we’re New Year. I want you to do one thing, alright? As as we, as we go through this, this spiritual kickoff together, think back over the last 12 months, and if you had to give an account to God today about that timeframe that the last 12 months, what feelings does that create inside of you?
Think about that. Would you be excited to share with him all the great things you served and the obedience to. Would, would you generally be excited? Okay. Or perhaps, you know, may or maybe that’s not a conversation that you’d be uncomfortable to have. Right? Because I mean, I get it. It can be tough. It can be tough.
Maybe, maybe you’re, you’re doing things and you’re trying your best at this, this husband, father, boy, dad stuff, uh, business owner stuff, and you’re just doing your best, but you’re just not, it’s not clicking. And look, God is there. Trust me, he is there for me. If I look back over the last 12 months, it’s heals and valleys okay.
Starring a line within us. That’s a pretty cool hill that we started, right? It’s a great place that I feel like we’re doing the work that God’s called us to do. Imposter syndrome valleys. You know, comparing myself to other podcasts is makes no sense to compare myself. That’s what I. Imposter syndrome sits in, right, that’s a valley.
How about the birth of my son? That’s a pretty big hill. Ha. Holding Judah for in, in my arms for the first time. Pretty big hill. How about just general anxiety throughout the pregnancy and this anxiety for the last year has really been amped up in my life. That’s been a valley, right? It’s been a valley I’ve struggled with and I’ve continued to work with and, and work through.
How about launching the community of the line within us? Another hill? Pretty cool. We had this community, guys are in, they’re engaging, they’re, they’re, they’re helping each other. Or the, I had one lion lunch one time. Nobody showed up. That’s a valley. Why? You might say, well, Chris, why’d you even say that?
Why would you, you should be promoting the line with Dennis is always being successful, and I’m gonna say no because I’m being truthful, being honest with you guys. We have good days, we have bad days. We’re going, they’re going, you’re gonna have. Anytime you start something new, it’s gonna have a lot of hills and a lot of valleys.
But how we respond, that’s what matters in the valleys and on the hilltops, no matter what, we have to praise him. Look, when I was in that quiet delivery room holding my lifeless daughter, and when I’ve been in the delivery room holding my, my, my crying daughter and son, I was PR. Those different types of praise.
Right? I get it. You still have to praise him in the valleys and when you feel alone, we need to remember He is with us always and we are responsible for the actions. I wish we’re gonna be held accountable for one day, right? And now look, we can’t hop in a time machine. There’s know Michael J. Fox, there’s no DeLorean.
They can’t just hop in a time machine and go back. Look what’s been done has been done. But what you can. Starting today. It’s to live a life on fire for Jesus. Look, we’re starting a new year. This is a great opportunity to look to, to just say what this is the year, and I’m gonna, I’m gonna give it all to him.
Okay? Follow his commandments. Very simple. Love God, love others. Seek ways to live that out every. Right. And when your time comes, when your number gets called, and you’re gonna have to give an account, we all are gonna have to give an account. You’ll be, you’ll be ready, you know, and you’ll be, be ready to give that account.
And at the end of it, you’ll hear those words. Prayerfully, well done, good and faithful servant. That’s my prayer for you guys. So go to this Romans. Romans 14. Just unpack this on your own. Go through and read God’s word. Get into it and, You will have to give your count of yourself to God tells us right here we will.
Each one of us will have to give account of ourself himself to God. So look, I want you to be ready and again, can’t go back and fix anything in the past, but you can’t starting right now make an impact for the kingdom moving forward. So let’s make 2023 the. That we’re gonna be really on fire and intentional about building the kingdom and doing all that we can to serve him.
So guys, I love you so much. Now I want you to think about this question for this week is accountability. When you think about that word, cuz this has, and it says right here in our scripture, we’re gonna have to give an account. So is accountability a dirty word in your family? Think about that. Is that word accountability a dirty word in your.
If you think about accountability in your life, is that something you don’t even want to think about? Do you have any accountability? Do you want any accountability? I get it. Accountability can can be stressful, it can push us, and so many times we lean, we, we, we run away from that. We need accountability.
Right now, you need fellow brothers that are gonna hold you accountable. One day we’re gonna have to. To, to the Lord on accountability. You need to be ready. So think about that. Accountability. Is that a dirty word? If it is, hey, this is the week for you. I promise you this week will help you. Okay? Now you’ve never take surrendered your life to Christ.
I want to really encourage you right now, 2023, a new year’s here. Take the time to do your research for yourself. Well, who this Jesus guy is because you just may be listening to the line within us, cuz you. The things that, that Christian, uh, this, this podcast is talking about is maybe you haven’t really given him your heart.
If you haven’t, I want to encourage you to take that step. Again, we’re not promised tomorrow, so share it. So take that, take the time right now to understand that you are sinner. You have fall short of the glory of God and cause you are sinner. You need a savior now that savior is Jesus Christ. And it’s very simple.
You just need to ex, you just need to admit that you’re a sinner. And if you do that and then you believe that he is, he is the son of God and you confess him as Lord and Savior, at that point, you are in the kingdom. Now there’s more work to be done at that point. Your blinders are off and you will see that you are in a battle.
So we want to help you there, but you need to take this step. This is not something anyone can do for. Okay, you have the choice, right? We have that free will. You have the choice whether or not you wanna do life your way or if you wanna surrender to the lordship of Jesus Christ. But I promise you, I promise you, if you are looking for the rarest commodity on earth, and that is peace of mind, you’re not gonna find it in a bottle of pills and a battle of, of, of bourbon and a and a, um, in anything that out, you know, drugs, none of that.
None of that stuff. The only piece you’re gonna find is an all lordship Jesus Christ. So I pray you accept to him as your Savior. And if you have it for the first time, email us support at the line within us. I wanna send you some resources. I wanna send you some encouragement. Just wanna put a big arm around you and give you a hug.
Just welcome you to the brotherhood and help come alongside you to help you unleash the line. Because now you’re in the fight, but now you gotta get on. Put that arm wrong, pick that, that, uh, sword up and let’s go to fight for the kingdom. So guys, I pray you and enjoy this spiritual kickoff. What highly encourage you guys, if you want to engage with us, look, there’s only one place where it’s all happening.
We’ve gone all in on our community. You hear me talk about it. Week in, week out, our community’s where it’s at. I’m in there every day. You can talk with me, with me directly. You can engage with us at our live. But you’re not gonna be able to, to, to grow to, to anything with the line within us unless you take action.
We have a 30 day free trial always for, for members to check it out and just try it out, see if you like it, see if there’s any value there. I promise you, once you get in, if you lean in, you will find areas that will help you grow in your Christian. Okay. We’re gonna have courses. We have courses in there.
We have our forums in there with all guys asking all sorts of questions. Okay? We have our live events, we have our live, ask Me Anything events with guests from a previous show. Every, every month. We have those happening every week. We have lion lunches, we have bible studies, we have mastermind groups.
Guys, the opportunity’s there. You don’t have to do this thing alone. I know. Doing stuff at your church, look, it can be hard. You don’t, you feel like you can’t be so real. You may run these people out to eat or at, at the grocery store, but look, if they’re line with Dennis us, I’m telling you there’s something different about these guys that are what they get together, they’re vulnerable, they’re real, they’re, there’s nothing fake.
And we’re growing. Come back on Wednesday, I promise this is gonna be a conversation on Wednesday that’s gonna help you grow. Particularly, you’re gonna be blown away by this guest. The, the accomplishments he has had in his. It’s phenomenal. It’s unreal. So excited for this one. So look forward to seeing you guys back on Wednesday.
So if you don’t mind guys, give us a rating, write a review that does make a difference. Big time difference, all difference in the world. That helps us out tremendously. Look forward to seeing you back here next time. And in the meantime, fellas, go back to Romans 14, read through this Happy new year. Happy to have you guys here again.
Looking forward to where the line within US goes this year. I don’t know where we’re going to go, but I know. We’re gonna do whatever God tells us to do, get after it and unleash the lion within them.
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Thinking back over the last year where did you grow closer to the Lord and where have you drifted away? Going through life with the mindset that you are not accountable is not how a leader and Believer responds.
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