One thing scarce in our Society today is moral value. It is not far fetch to say many Christians have lost their sense of moral value, self preservation, discipline and Self Control. Today we find the human race deeply entrenched in all forms of immorality, either for material wealth or deep dark evil desires and have become slaves to their own lust, vanity and Sinful Cravings
Apostle Paul in his address to the Philippians Church said.... " Only let your conduct be worthy of the gospel of Christ so that whether i come and see you or am absent , i may hear your affairs, that you stand fast in one Spirit with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel ( Philippians 1:27). He also reveals to us in Colossi-ans 3:1-2... If then you were raised with Christ seek those things which are above where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God 2. set your mind on things above not on things on the earth. From the picture of this quotation we can deduce, that apostle Paul was addressing them based on their moral values i.e. making them to see what matters most in life, and that you and i should focus our attention on Life after death because the things of this world has no value in itself, his address to the Church in Rome; he said 1."i beseech you therefore brethren by the mercies of GOD that ye present your body a living sacrifice holy, acceptable to God which is your reasonable service. 2. Do not conformed to this world but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God (Rom 12:1-2).
Statistics show that 98% of Christians living on earth are living their lives contrary to the direction of the gospel, of a truth i have come to discover that most so called Christians compromises their faith in their place of work. Most teachers of the word are teaching contrary to the directive of our Lord Jesus. For example Jesus taught if your enemy ask you for food give him, if he ask for water give him so doing you are heaping up coal of fire upon him, but today most Christians, abuse and ask God to destroy their human enemy forgetting the fact that if Jesus were like them, that Mary Magdalene a woman with seven demons wouldn't have seen the light of the gospel. Today Christians have lost their focus of evangelism to a mere desire of the death of their enemies and wealth accumulation. Where is the voice today that says love your enemies and pray for those that persecute you. We have turn Christianity into a religion of convenience, no one wants to carry his cross and follow Christ.
Colossi ans 3:5 " therefore put to death therefore your members which are on the earth fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, covetousness which is idolatry.
Colossi ans 3:8-9 'But now you yourselves are to put off all these : anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy language out of your mouth. 9. Do not lie to one another, since you have put off the old man with his deeds. In summary i will advise all Christians to follow the pattern of the apostle, they were not self centered, not accumulating wealth but bearing each others burden. Let us remove our focus from earthly prosperity but focusing on Heavenly prosperity bearing in mind that your service to God will be tested by fire
Article/sermon by Pastor O.J. Ajibike and Bro Fola.