We were so overjoyed to hear…
My wife and I recently heard about a young woman we know who picked up her pilot’s license. Her parents were so proud of her. Her whole family went out to see if her solo flying test. This made me think of how Christians are to be what we’re living here in this world.
It’s a big world out there. For Christians, it is even more important that we are there shining the light of Christ.Os Roca
Be involved in the world but not caught up in it….
We are not intended to be in the world with all its extravagant operations and sensual messages. It’s also important for us to keep our wits about us. We must always be on the constant lookout for a few things: The number one thing that we need to be looking out for us to share the gospel of Christ ( Matthew 28:16-20 ).The gospel has to be told in the exact manner that the apostles and disciples of Christ did in the early stages of the Book of Acts Church. The second thing we need to do is stand up for faith with the truth of the gospel. We must fight doctrines wherever they flare up ( 1 Peter 3:15; Jude 1:3 ).
In recent times, and because of the climate in this country, Christians are portrayed as wicked. Chirstians haven’t changed…The world has gotten more wicked!Os Roca
Jesus told us this would happen…
But always remember that Christians have always been vilified, and made style scapegoats when unscrupulous and vicious politicians want to take the blame away from themselves, and deflect the anger of their citizens away from them. Yet this climate should never change the way we do things for Christ. We should always be ready to give an answer to any person that requires information about God, and heaven, sin, and anything else that they may have questions on regarding our faith. I encourage you to go out into the world and make a difference for Christ.
You don’t have to do anything more, or anything less than just be able to share the gospel with the people around you. We also need to put our words into action. This means that once you open up and share the gospel, you will now be considered a fish in an immense aquarium.Os Roca
Christians are not perfect but be careful…
Your every mistake will be questioned, or should I say compared to what they have heard about Christ, His disciples, and the rest of the Christians that each person has known in their lives up to the time you shared the gospel with them ( Colossians 4:5; 1 Pet. 3:15-17; Titus 2:7-8 ).
One LAst Thing:
The last thing I want to share with you is the blessing of seeing people turn their lives around. His blessing sometimes comes with a cost. The price of being marginalized for our faith ; and sometimes harsher things ( first half of John 16 ). But that’s irrelevant because we look beyond those who don’t believe. And our journey doesn’t stop when we leave these bodies behind ( 2 Timothy 4:8; James 1:12; 1 Peter 5:4; Revelation 2:10 ). Then explode unto the world, and enjoy all its beauty. And as you appreciate the marvelous nature God created… share the great news of His existence with others!
IF 2021 HAS YOU SITTING IN ISOLATION, NOT KNOWING YOUR FUTURE, IT’S TIME TO SEEK OUT GOD!:
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