Living Among Those Far from God
May 01, 2012
Over the last few weeks, we’ve talked about what it means to be “holy,” the importance of Christ-followers being different than the world around them. Yet, if this wonderful difference is only experienced among fellow believers—in the holy huddle—a needy world will never experience the life giving difference.
Remember the two foundational ideas for the Gospel moving into the lives of not-yet-believing people’s lives?
1) Live among – presence
2) Live differently – holiness.
Speaking to His Father about His disciples, Jesus said, “I’m not asking you to take them out of the world, but to keep them safe from the evil one. They do not belong to this world any more than I do. Make them holy by your truth; teach them your word, which is truth. Just as you sent me into the world, I am sending them into the world” (John 17:15-17, NLT).
The Good News of Christ will spread naturally in our world only if we are friends with and walking life with those who are yet to know Christ.
Who are the not-yet-believing people God has placed right around you for you to touch? Do you have true friendships with any not-yet-believing acquaintances or family in your life?