Engaging the Culture

How should Christians respond to pop culture that contradicts biblical teaching?

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Overview

When and how should Christians react to popular cultural notions that flagrantly contradict Scripture? Should Christians attack false theories, engage in dialogue with the wider culture, or keep our distance? This study addresses these questions and examines how we should live as Christians in the world around us.

Table of Contents

SCRIPTURE: Matthew 5:1316; 28:1820; John 1:3, 911; 3:1620; 12:47; 16:811; 17:1516; Romans 12:12; 2 Corinthians 7:1; Philippians 4:8; 1 John 2:1517

LEADER'S GUIDE

    • Identify the Current Issue

    • Discover the Eternal Principles

Teaching point one: God made the world, and everything God made is good.
Teaching point two: Due to human sin, the world is willfully rebellious against God. As such, it stands under God's judgment.
Teaching point three: In spite of the world's sin, God still loves the world. In fact, he sent his Son into the world, not to condemn it but to redeem it.
Teaching point four: Jesus' disciples are to live in the world, yet not love the world's sinful and rebellious ways.
Teaching point five: Jesus' disciples are to be salt and light in the world, preaching the gospel, making disciples, and teaching them to observe the teachings of Jesus.
    • Apply Your Findings

    • Recommended Resources

ARTICLE FROM CHRISTIANITY TODAY

    • "Have We Lost Our Minds?" by Jeff Overstreet, 2007

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