Called to Holy Living
by Brian Monzón
Published on May 10, 2024
Categories: Spiritual Growth

Called to Holy Living

“For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all men, instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age, looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus, who gave Himself for us to redeem us from every lawless deed, and to purify for Himself a people for His own possession, zealous for good deeds.  These things speak and exhort and reprove with all authority. Let no one disregard you.” Titus 2:11-15

If you consider yourself to be a Christian, a follower of Christ, this is absolutely essential as to how you are to conduct yourself and how you are to live your life so that the Word of God will not be dishonored. The world doesn’t judge us by our theology, the world judges us by our lives, our behavior, moreover they judge the power of the Gospel. That’s what makes the Word of God believable or unbelievable.

Holy living is befitting a believer in Jesus Christ. Holy living is inseparable from sound doctrine. Every pastor has the calling to teach you sound doctrine and to call you to holy living. It is therefore the responsibility of those who lead the church to hold their congregations accountable to live according to the Truth of Christ.

God has put in place pastors and teachers of His Word, to not only teach sound doctrine, but to call those in the congregation to Holy living, the standards as set forth by God.

Therefore, it is imperative to the healthy life of the church, for the salvation of believers to teach sound doctrine. It must be the number one priority of the pastor. It is not the calling of the pastor to be popular, but to teach God’s Word in its entirety in order to instruct those in the flock to live according to standards set forth by Christ, who is the head of the church.

Furthermore, it is the responsibility of the church to hold their pastors accountable to the calling to which they have received, the great privilege and the honor of speaking on behalf of Christ, to come alongside them and encourage them to obey God’s Word. Satan loves those who profess Christ, who disobey His Word, whose lives haven’t been transformed. 

It is the responsibility of every pastor and believer to keep your behavior excellent. We make salvation attractive when we demonstrate to a watching world our deliverance from sin and temptation. In order to convince the world that God can save, to believe in a Savior, we need to be able to present to them one which God has saved. 

The church needs to be reminded of who we are in Christ, in order to be who God wants us to be. If we are to bring the lost to Christ, to make our Savior desirable, the church is going to have to change. I believe it must begin with godly leaders.

May no longer be a people described as those who claim to know Christ and but deny Him by our lives.

Brian Monzón grew up attending church with his grandmother. Through her actions, she impressed upon him the power of the prayers of the righteous, as she herself spent many hours kneeling before God, praying for her family and the needs of others. Besides being a pastor, Brian has been studying and teaching the Word of God for many years. He has devoted his life to sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ, praying with and for others, especially the unsaved. Brian is also a proud father of four children. He challenges them to be their best and has strived to raise his family up in church and on the Word of God. To discover more about Brian and his ministry please visit Brian Monzón Ministries. 

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