Living as a Christian

Our aim for this page is to highlight some instructional verses which summarise the Christian's responsibilities in living life as a Christian.

The verses are grouped under three headings:

  1. Responsibilities directly as our response to the Gospel
  2. Responsibilities as a way of life
  3. Responsibilities within the Church Family

Bible verses teaching responsibilities as a Christian

1. Firstly, as our response to the Gospel

Dedicating our lives to God as our response to the Gospel.
Therefore I urge you, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service.
Romans 12:1

Being changed into the likeness of Jesus as our response to the Gospel.
Don't be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what is the good, well-pleasing, and perfect will of God.
Romans 12:2

Trusting in God as our response to the Gospel.
For we, through the Spirit, by faith wait for the hope of righteousness.
Galatians 5:1

Being loyal to God as our response to the Gospel.
Finally then, brothers, we beg and exhort you in the Lord Jesus, that as you received from us how you ought to walk and to please God, that you abound more and more.
1 Thessalonians 4:1

Being obedient to the Spirit as our response to the Gospel.
See that you don't refuse him who speaks. For if they didn't escape when they refused him who warned on the earth, how much more will we not escape who turn away from him who warns from heaven.
Hebrews 12:25

Enthroning God alone in our lives as our response to the Gospel.
Little children, keep yourselves from idols.
1 John 5:21

2. Secondly, in our Christian way of life

Keeping rejoicing in the Lord in Christian Living.
Finally, my brothers, rejoice in the Lord! To write the same things to you, to me indeed is not tiresome, but for you it is safe.
Philippians 3:1

Being pleased to be humble in Christian Living.
But I was willing to do nothing without your consent, that your goodness would not be as of necessity, but of free will.
Philemon 14

Being careful and ready for opposition and temptation in Christian Living.
Be sober and self-controlled. Be watchful. Your adversary, the devil, walks around like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.
1 Peter 5:8

Being careful not to neglect speaking to our Heavenly Father and seeking his guidance in Christian Living.
Pray without ceasing.
1 Thessalonians 5:17

Being thankful in every situation to our Heavenly Father in Christian Living.
In everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus towards you.
1 Thessalonians 5:18

Not opposing or offending the Spirit but being filled with the Holy Spirit in Christian Living.
Be filled with the Spirit.
Ephesians 5:18

Resisting sin and encouraging others towards purity in Christian Living.
Withstand the devil steadfast in your faith, knowing that your brothers who are in the world are undergoing the same sufferings.
1 Peter 5:9

Proving Faith by our works, choices and actions in Christian Life.
You see then that by works, a man is justified, and not only by faith.
James 2:24

Having respect to God's Love and Mercy in Christian Life.
Keep yourselves in God's love, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to eternal life.
Jude 21

3. Lastly, in our life within the Church Family

Being active in the Church, working in the Lord's service.
Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the Lord's work, because you know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.
1 Corinthians 15:58

Seeking faithful, spiritual ministry in the Church.
Give diligence to present yourself approved by God, a workman who doesn't need to be ashamed, properly handling the Word of Truth.
2 Timothy 2:15

Having conduct that is worthy of Christ and his Church.
I therefore, the prisoner in the Lord, beg you to walk worthily of the calling with which you were called.
Ephesians 4:1

Being mindful of the Eternal Vocation of the Church.
If then you were raised together with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated on the right hand of God.
Colossians 3:1

Being mindful of the Eternal Perspective of the Church.
Set your mind on the things that are above, not on the things that are on the earth.
Colossians 3:2