In a Sunday service recently the pastor introduced a missionary who was sitting in the congregation. After having the missionary stand up, he announced, “This is a deadman!” The children at the front of the church all began to laugh. They couldn’t understand how the man standing their could be a deadman.
The pastor went on to explain that this man, had so fully given his life to Christ that he was no longer living for this world. He had left family, friends, the comforts of America, and his home culture to serve the cause of Christ in a foreign place. He was dead to the desires of this world, and living only to please his Lord.
How about you?
You may not be a missionary, but God has called us all to be dead to the things of this world and alive to Christ.
You can’t hurt a deadman’s feelings
A deadman doesn’t care where he lives (pun intended)
A deadman isn’t concerned about his comforts
A deadman is not afraid of dying
A deadman isn’t concerned about his reputation
A deadman doesn’t care what company he keeps
It’s easy to live with a deadman
-Romans 12:2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.
Romans 6:11 In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus.
James 4:4 You adulterous people, don’t you know that friendship with the world is hatred towards God? Anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God.