Non-christians cannot live as christians. This is a message I need to take heed to in the service of the Lord.
The reason this message is so crucial is because often I find myself perplexed by the behavior of people in church. People will come along and show some interest, but that is as far as it goes. It is at this point that my thinking very often de-rails. I start to think that these people should be showing a certain level of interest and commitment. Accordingly, I can get frustrated about where people are up to.
What has happened is that I have presumed that those who come to Church are Christians. However, they are very likely not Christian and so to presume that they will demonstrate Christian behaviour is foolish. As Paul said to the Corinthians in 1 Corinthians 2:14 The person without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God but considers them foolishness, and cannot understand them because they are discerned only through the Spirit. Those who do not have the Spirit, that is those who are non-christian, cannot accept or understand that which is of the Spirit.
So Philip you need to be continually aware of this. Those people who you expect to be displaying Christian behaviour are not doing so because they are not Christian. So what they need is to become christian. They need to hear the gospel and respond to it.