If all our life is God’s then what we are called to be is ambassadors.
2 Corinthians 5:20 “Christ’s ambassadors”
1 Peter 3:14b-16
1. Set apart Christ as Lord of your life v15. Christ as Lord is the antidote to fear.
2. Always be prepared to give an answer to those who question your relationship with Christ.
Live your lives to look different.
Make Jesus the only authority of your life?
What music do we listen to…
What music we watch…
Manage our money…
-Caring for needy…
Looking out for others abilities and gifts… while not forcing our own…
Support a common goal…
Hold to an absolute truth…
All loving creator…
We live differently by
1 John 5
Preparation… Always be prepared. Are we prepared in our knowledge of scripture?
Luke 24: when I was with you before I told you everything written about me must be fulfilled… then he opened their minds to understand scripture.
1 Corinthians “All things to all people… That I might save some.”
2 Timothy 2:15 “accurately handle the word of truth.
3. Do this with gentleness and respect.
Fire and brimstone??? Hate the sin but not the sinner???
Gentleness is power. Controlled power requires a greater strength..
John 21 care for sheep, feed the lambs
Matthew 5:13 “You are the salt of the earth”
Salt is to be seasoned, not asSALTed (assaulted)
Jesus as first, Be prepared to give an answer, With gentleness and respect