7. Never judge other Christians unless you’ve walked in their shoes.
Always think the best of others (Matt. 7:12).
8. Choose a mentor.
But never choose one who is insecure, speaks negatively about others or has an inflated ego.
9. Some of the things you struggle with now you will struggle with when you are old.
Resist condemnation (Rom. 8:1).
10. Many of the answers you have now will prove inadequate later in life.
Always be a student and a child in the kingdom.
11. Never bluff an answer to someone’s biblical or theological question if you don’t know the answer.
Learn to say, “I don’t know.”
12. Discover who you are in Christ, and learn what it means to live by His indwelling life.
While there is a great deal of talk today about following Jesus and being a disciple, very little airtime has been given to discovering how to live by Christ’s indwelling life.
This is both tragic and ironic, because we cannot follow Jesus or properly be His disciple if we don’t know how to live by His life.
And this is the heart of the New Testament and the gospel.
“Christ in you, the hope of glory” … “Not I, but Christ lives in me.”
This article is an excerpt from Frank Viola’s new book, Jesus Now: Unveiling the Present-Day Ministry of Christ.
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