Being relevant to our culture while still being true to our faith is something modern Christianity, or at least our caricature in the media, seems to have lost. Finding it again is imperative to reaching people with the Good News of Jesus Christ. If we want our message to be more than just a clanging gong we need to learn to speak with love, not concerned about winning the argument. Pastor Mark Driscoll of Mars Hill Church in Seattle, Washington shares a great perspective that is right down the middle, avoiding the “ditch on the left – where we don’t call sin a sin — as well as the ditch on the right — where we are angry culture warriors battling unbelievers instead of evangelizing them.”
I have come to the conclusion that we cannot reasonably expect human beings who are dead in their sins to act like they are alive in Christ. Their actions reflect their values and beliefs, and without a fundamental change in the depths of their heart there will be no real meaningful change in their lives. If we can just introduce them to Jesus, then Jesus will finish the work that He starts in their life, bringing it through to completion.
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