Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Imitating Jesus in the World

From Jerram Barr's book, Learning Evangelism From Jesus. 

"Instead of retreating, isolating ourselves, and condemning unbelievers and our culture. Jesus calls us to something very different. He desires that we give ourselves to the understanding of the culture around us; he urges us to stop condemning the world and unbelievers; his passion is for us to listen to his prayer for us, that we night be in the world as he was in the world; he is eager for us to imitate him and to give our lives gladly to love and to serve non-Christians. His desire is that we be like him, and that we commit ourselves to developing intimate relationships with non-Christians. He wants to teach our church members and our children to do the same-no matter what the belief system and the lifestyle of the people around us"

Definitely something I need to be reminded of. 

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