It’s the season to celebrate: graduations, birthdays, Fourth of July, family reunions, summertime. This is the season to party. There is nothing wrong with Christians partying. But shouldn’t a Christian’s celebration be different than a non- Christians? At some point shouldn’t the Christian having a party bring glory to God?
Look, we know people are at different levels of Christianity. Some have just gotten saved and are trying to transition their social life and friendships. Yet mean while, people are still having parties and celebrations. This can be a difficult time, especially for new Christians who are newly embracing the Born-Again lifestyle. This is why we are doing our Baby-food series. Those who are used to celebrating, partying, and clubbing – need to know what the Bible teaches about such things. You will suffer persecution- but remember Christianity is a “contact sport” – you will be attacked for making a stand. Don’t be discouraged! Listen to what God’s word says:
I Peter 4:1
1 So then, since Christ suffered physical pain, you must arm yourselves with the same attitude he had, and be ready to suffer, too. For if you have suffered physically for Christ, you have finished with sin.[a] 2 You won’t spend the rest of your lives chasing your own desires, but you will be anxious to do the will of God. 3 You have had enough in the past of the evil things that godless people enjoy—their immorality and lust, their feasting and drunkenness and wild parties, and their terrible worship of idols.
4 Of course, your former friends are surprised when you no longer plunge into the flood of wild and destructive things they do. So they slander you. 5 But remember that they will have to face God, who will judge everyone, both the living and the dead. 6 That is why the Good News was preached to those who are now dead[b]—so although they were destined to die like all people,[c] they now live forever with God in the Spirit.