Thursday, April 3, 2008

Need to Love Them Like Jesus

I'm sure we all know someone who is not a Christian. Today I want to share with you about how to share your faith. Not necessarily about which verses to use, not what color bracelets to wear or even what pictures to draw. I believe we treat our unsaved friends as projects and when the process we use to "win" them over doesn't work we become frustrated and learn a new system or process. The last thing we need is another "how-to" method of sharing our faith. What we need is to start doing a better job of loving them; so we can tell them that Jesus loves them.

I'm reminded of a scene in the movie Nacho Libre where Nacho and his tag team partner are preparing to wrestle "Satan's Cavemen" and Nacho asks why Esqueleto has never been baptized. Check out the Lego version of this scene:

Not quite the most effective way to win your friends to Christ. I Peter 3:15 says that we should always be ready to speak of the hope that is within us and to do it in a way compassionate way. Also, Matthew 5:16 reinforces the idea that how we live affects those around us. God doesn't want us to force people to believe in him, but through our lives, we need to make people curious about the hope that is within us. We need to live our lives consistent with the Gospel.

Today, let your light shine so that others will ask you what your hope is all about.

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