Every move I make and word I speak should amplify the Gospel and serve to advance the Kingdom, even in my rest and leisure activities. So, here's a list of things to hold my actions up against and see if they measure up.
1. Is it beneficially to me personally and to the gospel generally?
2. Does it make God look glorious?
3. Will I lose self control and be mastered by what i participate in? Can I handle it?
4. Am I doing this in front of someone who will stumble because of it? (Sometimes it is best not to exercise your freedom. Christian maturity is laying down your freedom and not demanding to walk in it.)
5. Is it illegal?
6.If I fail to do this will I lose an opportunity to share the gospel?
7. Am I doing this to help other people or am I just being selfish?
8. Can I do this in a way that glorifies God?
9. Am I following the example of Jesus to help sinners be reconciled to God?
Thanks to Matt Chandler at The Village Church for this list. D-Group has just wrapped up our Colossians series from The Village Church, and this is from sermon 19. By the way, sermons 19 and 20 are game-changers.