How We Take Christ to The Community

Take Christ to the Community
Take Christ to the Community

Jesus once made the point that it not what goes into our mouths that makes us holy, but what we allow to come out that marks us as “Holy”, or set apart. I was struck today by the thought that it is not having Christ inside us that sets us apart as Christians, so much as having Christlike behaviour COMING OUT that marks us as sons and daughters of the Most High God.

  • You Have Christ  Inside You

Yin and Yang, Good and Bad, Dark and Light, are all interdependent, and only can exist as complements of each other. Paul told the Colossians; “I want to tell you this big secret; that you have Christ inside you”.  And so we do – if we have repented, been baptised and then born again out of the waters of baptism – but that is really quite meaningless to the rest of the world unless we have Christ coming out of us – in our actions, in our speech; and in our aims and attitudes and contact with others. Christ inside, and Christ coming out!

  • We are the Bible to the rest of the world.

I believe that preaching a sermon at people is not the best way to introduce them to Jesus Christ and to the love of God.  I totally believe that we are to BE Christ to people; in our daily meeting with the rest of the world; in our visible actions within our community; and in every thing we do or say to our family. Paul told the Corinthians [2 Cor 3:2-3] that they were [living letters] 2 “You yourselves are our letter, written on our hearts, known and read by everybody. 3 You show that you are a letter from Christ, the result of our ministry, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human heart”. written to our community by the Holy Spirit.

  • The Only Way to Take Christ To The Community

This is how we “preach Christ to the Community”.  We don’t preach Christ at them, we BE Christ TO them; as we work, and as we play, and as we shop for our daily bread. We exhibit the love of God to every person we meet.  We treat every person as a brother or a sister in Christ; and in doing so we fulfill the great commandment ; “….to
love your neighbour and to tell the Good News.”

13 thoughts on “How We Take Christ to The Community

  1. tis true
    i always tell people at church to think before they speak
    once things come out your mouth you cant take them back
    you can tell people you are sorry but they dont forget
    then they go around talking saying look they are suppose to be Christians
    we have to rember some people never pick up a bible or go to church
    so we have to be careful not to turn any one away with our actions or mouth
    we should strive to be more like christ and to please him every day
    we can never repay him enough in our life time for what he has done for us
    if people dont see christ in us then we need to change our lives
    god bless have a great day

  2. This is so true. Being the change that you want to see in the world and following the Word is the way to conteract the reputation of Christianity that those that would be Pharises back in thbe day have done to it.

  3. I wish some of God’s followers would read this article. Some people annoyingly try to persuade others to join their church. They do it in a manner similar to a car salesman. Many of these type of people actually turn people away from God. So being a person of good character will inspire others to follow. Thanks for the article.

    1. @DC

      Right on! I’m sorry to admit that I get quite terse with the ‘God Botherers’ that bang on my front door.

      😳 – Rhys

  4. Being Christ in the world is a tall and scary order! But if the world can’t see Christ in us, we are “salt that has lost it’s saltiness”. There is a children song about “This Little Light Of Mine” that is so simple but tells it so clearly. We must be salt and light! Why should they want the to know the Christ we speak of if we aren’t showing them a life that is different from the world?

    1. @Teresa!
      >Why should they want the to know the Christ we speak of if we aren’t showing them a life that is different from the world?

      This is exactly right – If we are not LIVING out what we say, then our ministry has no validity!

      😀 – Rhys

    1. @Larry

      Good on You Mate! How we take Christ to the Community is a matter between us and God. If that is the gift you have been given, then you and I am blessed if you use it.

      I don’t understand Braille, but for those who are blind, it is a Godsend. Hip Hop and Gospel rock are also both incomprehensible to me, but to the youth of today they make perfect sense.

      Go for it man, but just don’t beat us oldies over the head with it.

      Blessings – Rhys – 😎

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