As followers of Christ, each of us has the opportunity to influence those around us, to be leaders in the spheres of influence God has given us in our homes and communities. Culture-making is a primary job of all leaders and, I think, Christ-followers. Culture speaks not only to what is done, but how things are done.

This 11-minute video gives Biblical inspiration and real-life examples of the kind of people God uses for the Kingdom. What new thing is God asking you to say “yes” to?

There’s a bug going around the office. Break out the hand sanitizer! Jesus hung out with “sick” people and everyone knew it. It was obvious they were spiritually sick—the “messed up” people that “good” folks looked down on and stayed away from.

When we look out in our world at those far from God, what are the first emotions that come into our heart?Anger (at the effect of sin on our world)? Disgust (by other people’s sin)? Self-Righteousness (comparing our sin with theirs)? What is Christ's response?

How would you rate your love and motivation for people who do not yet know Jesus? What do you do to look for lost “sheep,” people around you who would never make it “home” if not for someone going out of their way to find them?

Jesus’ methods were not overt. They were covert, even subversive.  Rather than speaking in a clear way that would offend his hearers, Jesus spoke in parables. Instead of showing up in all His God-likeness, He came to earth as a man, undercover, so to speak.

Why are the cross, Jesus' death, and resurrection so important? Why all the hype?

If your life were a reflection of the God you follow and believe in, what would those looking on say your God was like? Many of us reflect a God who is distant, with little involvement in a messy world, except to announce rules to keep things in order.

Do you really expect God to do something today? I mean really do something?

Social research tells us that despite the proliferation of social media, people are lonelier than ever. Do you ever feel alone? Abandoned? Without anyone you can really talk to?