The challenge of being a Christian is not embedded in attending church regularly, singing in
the worship team, wearing the ‘right’ attire, or pretending to be as pious as possible.
The Word makes it abundantly clear that three things dominate Christian loyalty, devotion
and enthusiasm, namely standing firm, being immovable, and working relentlessly in the
vineyard of the Lord.
The challenge of being a Christian
Standing firm is all about being securely grounded in Christ Jesus.
Standing firm is understanding that the Son of God bought your salvation.
Standing firm is knowing that the body of the Lamb was slain to set me free.
Standing firm is being convinced that Jesus is coming again, no matter what.
Standing firm is having the blessed assurance of an eternal home in God’s kingdom.
Being immovable means not yielding to any pressure from whosoever or whatsoever.
Being immovable dictates that no argument against our God will deter us.
Being immovable is rooted in an unchanged conviction of God’s love for me.
Being immovable casts my being into the arms of the God of creation and provision.
Being immovable removes me indisputably from doubt, uncertainty and disbelief.
Working in the vineyard requires the devotion of time for God’s assignments.
Working in the vineyard means working in the heat of the day and the cold of the night.
Working in the vineyard demands sacrifice of your earthly possessions for the care of others
Working in the vineyard is experiencing discomfort, uneasiness, stress and grief.
Working in the vineyard is not by choice, but under conviction and instruction of the Holy
1 Corinthians 15:58 (NIV) “Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing
move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, …”