Actions speak louder than words.
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How do most non-believers view Christians today? Do they see evidence of a life that stands for something larger than the accumulation of material goods and self-fulfillment, one that has purpose, direction, and invites exploration? Or do they see nothing that makes being a
Christian particularly appealing?
We live in a time when calling ourselves Christians demands not only that we privately hold to a set of beliefs, but that we live out those beliefs in such a way that others want to know what makes us different. A life that demonstrates, identifies with, and stands for the truth of the gospel, regardless of personal cost, will have a contagious effect on those who are exposed to it.
Table of Contents
SCRIPTURE: Daniel 3:8–30; Matthew 5:13–16; Romans 12:1–2; James 2:14–26; Hebrews 12:1–7
Identify the Current Issue
Discover the Eternal Principles
Teaching point one: A vibrant gospel lifestyle is one that demonstrates involvement in the lives of others.
Teaching point two: A vibrant gospel lifestyle is one that clearly identifies with Christ.
Teaching point three: A vibrant gospel lifestyle is one that is willing to pay the price to do what is right.
Apply Your Findings
ARTICLE FROM CHRISTIANITY TODAY
"Singing in the Chains" by Mark Buchanan (February 2008)
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