Sunday, September 23, 2007

Being Christian

If you wear a shirt with your football or baseball team's logo on it you are seen and accepted as a fan. Wear a shirt that says, "Jesus is King" you are now looked at as a fanatic. A picture of a rock and roll star on your shirt is OK. A picture of Christ on the cross seems too real for society to handle. We live in a backwards world. Dare I say a post-Christian society?

I tell my kids not to focus so much trying to figure out who is and who is not a Christian. We all fall short. Often I tell them, as your Dad, I will at times disappoint you. So will your friends. You too will disappoint others. It's our willingness to repent and constantly seek God’s will that separates us and defines us.

It does not make us better. That is self-righteousness. We have something we did not have before. Faith and Grace through Jesus Christ. A gift we need to share with others. And there is the rub. It's easy to talk to God about people than to talk to people about God.

What does it take to be a Christian? How would you answer that?


Becky said...


I enjoyed reading your blog. I think what you are doing is great and I will continue to read what you have to say. I totally agree about the shirts.

I have also started creating a blog. I find putting your thought down is helpful. It is easier for me to do this on the computer that taking time to write in a journel. I look forward to reading more of your blogs.

Love you, Your Sister in Christ

Becky said...

I find myself in agreement with you once again. I have at one time in my past experienced back sliding. I know I was saved but I had left the will of God. Thank goodness God has never left me. As far as books on witnessing you may be right. Troy and I took a class at church FAITH there was literture on for that class and it was very informative on how to go about witnessing to an unbeliever about Christ. Unfortunately a lot of the class on witnessing end up as programs in the church and start to fizzle out. I want to encourage you and let you know I will pray for you continually in your ministry on teaching others to witness about Christ.

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