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Representing Christ in the Public Square

You May be the Only Jesus Some People See

Do you represent your Lord in the public square at all?

Many Christians are silent.

We represent Christ in our vocation, our families, our church and in community.

The question we must ask ourselves everyday is are we honoring our Lord in what we say and do. Do we present a way of thinking and living that is radically different from the sinful world around us?

Can people tell the difference?

Are we silent when others are on a rant? Do we offer wise council when others are offering foolish opinions and lawless attitudes?

We may think ranting and making declarations on social media has affect and significance yet we fool ourselves.

Christ exhibited humility not division and pride.

Humility is the key to overcoming the many differences in our culture. When we listen to others, admit our shortcomings, others will be more likely to listen.

Jesus walked toward the cross with complete selflessness and humility. He was motivated by love for broken and hurting people. He was never interested in proving he was right, or in winning the argument, or trying to gain power for himself.

Romans 3: 23 23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,

Humility is a core Gospel principle. If you don’t understand humility, then you won’t get the gospel.

Right now there is an epidemic of Christian political paranoia and obsession. We act like God is not in control and we must act out to save the day. But we as the salt have allowed the meat to spoil. Our pride and our sin have overtaken our confession and repentance.

Philippians 2:3 Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.

The person on the other side of the argument is not the problem, we are! As image bearers we must see the other image bearer and admit we could be wrong. If you want to change the way things are start with yourself!

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