Our natural instincts drive us to try to be in control and handle life ourselves, but God’s word tells us a different reality and condemns are natural instincts. We have to make a choice as to what we depend on.
We are Christ’s ambassadors, representing him in everything we think, say, and do. If you claim to be a follower of Christ, this is true for you whether you’re in a foreign land or on your home’s door step. With this category we will discuss how we represent Christ both near and far. It will contain talk on actual missions and evangelism, as well as questions, insights, and resources on how we best represent Christ in our society in day to day life! For a complete description of our categories, check out the Categories page.
Whether it means having a one-time discussion, discipling someone, or running for state/local/national office, as young men in Christ, we have the opportunity to be the standard bearers in politics and culture.
We’ve seen a lot of people place their faith in horrible candidates for rulers lately. This video of this talk given from a political science professor to a collegiate ministry is an excellent reminder of who has always been the perfect ruler we’re longing for.
Jesus is much more confrontational, unpleasant, and “unkind” than I would have imagined. His ways and words would often be condemned in many of our churches. But, even though he’s not always nice, he’s always good.
Living under leaders who do not honor God is a difficult reality, but it’s a reality given to us with specific instruction from God’s Word to trust God’s sovereign wisdom. This calling is currently becoming more difficult than we’ve ever known, yet more crucial than ever.
When it comes to sharing our faith, some of us should reconsider our approach a bit. The older I get the more I can look back on times which are quite embarrassing despite how noble my intentions were, and yet, I realize how much of it I caused myself in pride and foolishness.
Our responses to difficult people, and life in general, reveal how well we commune with the Holy Spirit and have our security in Jesus Christ. Our responses may also be the best witness of Jesus that we have with the difficult person. So, we must do this rightly.
Although evangelism is commonly discussed by many church leaders, there is reason for concern if you pay close attention to how many are explaining it. Let’s look at three of the most common and crucial mistakes as seen by how so many well-meaning Christians actually share the gospel message.
How do you respond when you get good news from someone? What if that good news came from God and saved your life; what would you do with such a wonderful gift? Let’s talk about what this response would and should most likely be.
Our use of social media can actually serve to encourage us as we look back on our interactions with others over the years and see Christ shaping us more and more into his image. Here’s one specific and practical way to do this with Facebook!
The cultural norm in our society is to stare at our mobile devices and scroll through our news feeds even instead of talking to those right in front of us. Could this be destroying real community? The motivations and effects of this could be huge!
What if I told you that your social media reads like someone who doesn’t want to and maybe even couldn’t be friends with a lost person? We all love pithy theological quotes, but we must make sure we’re doing what we’re actually called to do, and it isn’t to convict others.
We can do social media for God’s glory, if we’re using it rightly, and rightly may not be as easy as simply “preaching at” people. A well known bit of scripture, not originally about this, can easily be applied to our social media and the way we connect, or don’t, to people in our circles.
If you’re a believer in Christ, that is only the beginning of your life. God calls us to so much more and to tell people about our hope in so much more! Evangelizing and making disciples is a command from God that is a standing order.
If you can watch this and not shed a tear or two, you’re stone cold. If you can watch this and not feel inspired, you may not even be a man. This is the power of placing your identity in Christ and letting him use you to love the world as he does.
An excellent quote from John Stott on the inseparable importance of truth and love in Christian relationships and community.