Be a Christian … But Don’t Be a Jerk

Christians SHOULD be setting the bar high as the most loving, gracious and generous people on this earth.

The problem is … we don’t always do a good job looking like the Jesus we claim to follow. Often times we have treated others unkind in the name of religion. We talk out of both sides of our mouths, saying one thing and then doing another. We’re harsh, critical and condemning. We often draw lines in the sand, where God never intended there to be lines.  On Sunday mornings, we are praising God for His grace in our lives, and an hour later we’re being very ungracious to our waitress for not keeping our glass filled up.

We’ve been hypocritical … and this should NEVER be!

It’s time we start practicing what we preach.  The world won’t know we are Christians by our bumper stickers and t-shirts, BUT by the way we love others around us. There is SO much more to being a Christian than trying to have all the right answers … it’s our attitude towards others and how we treat people that will make the difference.

“Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus…”  Philippians 2:5

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I am a Christian husband and father, who moonlights as the minister for the church of Christ in Childress, Texas. My wife Lea and I have been married for 25 years. We are doing our best to raise our 4 boys, who are all growing up way too fast. Read 1168 articles by
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  1. Mike says:

    I think the biggest thing is that if can surrender more to the Holy Spirit, then He will do the work in us to make inside shine out and people will see Christ through us…that is the challenge…it begins at the Altar.

  2. Amen bro’! Although we can’t change people’s perception sometimes, we sure can (with His help) be more like Jesus and less like “us”.

  3. Gwen Ligon says:

    THANK you. You are an inspiration to our family through your example as a husband, father and Godly man.

  4. Jin says:

    I honestly think Christians being jerks are why CofC’s get a bad name. Just being honest. We are so quick to judge all the other religions instead of loving them. We don’t handle things like God or Jesus would if they were ones living on this earth now. I am not talking just talking about everybody else, I am talking about myself too!

  5. Gary says:

    I couldn’t agree more about how we should deal with folks in our every day lives, whether they are fellow Christians or not. We should always guard against plain old fashion selfishness in our dealings with others. But, if confronted with a serious wrong, we have to be willing to take a stand. I bet Jesus wasn’t concerned that the money changers would think he was a jerk as he braided a whip that day!

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Trey Morgan Here are my thoughts about marriage, family, raising children, humor, faith and the life God intended for us all. I am a Christian husband and father, who moonlights as the minister for the church of Christ in Childress, Texas. My wife Lea and I have been married for 25 years. We are doing our best to raise our 4 boys, who are all growing up way too fast.

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