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Getting close to God – Accountability

What is your definition of Biblical accountability?

Romans 14:12 says that each of us will give an account of themselves to God

This means that we are going to be held responsible for the things we have done or not done.

Jesus in  told a parable about servants who were given talents by their master (God), two of the servants used their talents and doubled what the master gave them.  The third servant however hid his talent and did not use the talent out of fear.  The third servant was condemned for this.

So you can see that as Christians we are going to be held accountable.

Read the following verse and in your own words describe what the verse tells you about Biblical accountability

I Thessalonians 2:8 

Ephesians 4:15

Ephesians 5:21

Being accountable to someone else helps to give us a lifeline of support when we feel ourselves slipping in our Christian walk.  Being accountable helps to keep us on the straight and narrow path.  Why; because in the back of our minds we know someone will asking how we are doing and if we need any help doing it.  We do not want to lie so we seek to keep ourselves in line.  This is what Paul refers to in Galatians 5:22 as self-control.

Note that it should be enough to

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