Living the Christian Life

Given the topic this week, our responsibilities as Christians, baptized members of the Body of Christ, I thought of this handout I used to give 9th grade confirmation students in a Lutheran Church. There were lots of words missing, and the students were asked to look up the verses and fill in the missing words. This is not an exhaustive list of verses addressing life in Christ, but seemed to cover the main points as summarized under the title below. This is not from the NABRE so some wording might be a bit different. It is probably NRSV.

What’s the Christian Life All About?
Learn – Teach – Love – Serve – Pray – Proclaim
Give Bountifully, Cheerfully, Generously
Worship – Feed – Give Thanks

Matthew 6:33-34   33 But strive first for the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.  34 “So do not worry about ________, for tomorrow will bring worries of its own. Today’s _______ is enough for today. Matthew 10:7   7 As you go, ________ the good news, ‘The kingdom of heaven has come near.’Matthew 20:26-27  6 It will not be so among you; but whoever wishes to be _____ among you must be your _______…Matthew 22:37-39  37 He said to him, “‘You shall ____ the Lord your God with all your _____, and with all your ____, and with all your ____…You shall love your ________ as yourself.’Matthew 25:34-40   …I was ______ and you gave me food, I was _______ and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you ________ me,  36 I was _____ and you gave me clothing, I was ____ and you took care of me, I was in ______ and you visited me.’Matthew 28:19-20  19 Go therefore and make _________ of all nations, _________ them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the ____ ______,  20 and teaching them to ____ everything that I have commanded you…Luke 9:60  60 But Jesus1 said to him, “Let the dead bury their own dead; but as for you, go and ________ the kingdom of God.”John 14:15  15 “If you love me, you will keep my ____________.Romans 12:1-2  I appeal to you therefore, brothers and sisters,1 by the mercies of God, to present your _______ as a living sacrifice, ____ and __________ to God, which is your spiritual2 _______2 Do not be _________ to this world,1 but be ___________ by the renewing of your _____…Romans 12:9-21   9 Let ____ be genuine; ____ what is evil, hold fast to what is ____;  10 ____ one another with mutual affection; outdo one another in showing _____.  11 Do not lag in ____, be ______ in spirit, _____ the Lord.1  12 Rejoice in ____, be patient in ________, persevere in ______.  13 Contribute to the needs of the ______; extend ___________ to strangers.  14 Bless those who _________ you; bless and do not _____ them.  15 Re_______ with those who rejoice, ____ with those who weep.  16 Live in ______ with one another; do not be _______, but associate with the _____;1 do not claim to be _____ than you are…If it is possible, so far as it depends on you, live _________ with all…No, “if your enemies are hungry, ____ them; if they are thirsty, give them something to drink…overcome evil with ____.2 Corinthians 9:5-7  …The point is this: the one who sows ________ will also reap ________, and the one who sows __________ will also reap ___________.  7 Each of you must ____ as you have made up your mind, not ___________ or under __________, for God loves a ________ giver.1 Thessalonians 5:11-22  11 Therefore _________ one another and build up each other…to respect those who _____ among you, and have charge of you in the Lord and admonish you;  13 esteem them very highly in ____ because of their ____. Be at _____ among yourselves.  14 And we urge you, beloved,1 to admonish the ______, encourage the _____ _______, help the ____, be patient with all of them…_______ always… ____ without ceasing,  18 give ______ in all circumstances…hold fast to what is ____;  22 abstain from every form of ____.Hebrews 12:28 – 13:1  …give _______, by which we offer to God an acceptable _______ with reverence and aweJames 1:27   27 …care for _______ and ______ in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world.1 Timothy 6:17-19  17 As for those who…are rich…set their hopes on…God…do good…be rich in good _____, generous, and ready to share…2 Timothy 2:15 Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved by him, a ______ who has no need to be ashamed, rightly explaining the word of truth.1 Peter 4:7-11  …be serious and __________ yourselves for the sake of your prayers.  8 Above all, maintain constant ____ for one another, for love covers a multitude of ____.  9 Be hospitable to one another without complaining.  10 Like good stewards of the manifold grace of God, _____ one another with whatever gift each of you has received.2 Timothy 4:1-2  … proclaim the message; be __________ whether the time is favorable or unfavorable; convince, rebuke, and encourage, with the utmost ________ in teaching

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