Christians in the World

Jesus called us to live in the world. How do we represent Christ to a fallen world? How do we live here and interact with people while being separate?

Day One: A Living Testimony
The "testimony for Jesus" in view here would be a lifestyle and words that openly acknowledge our personal experience of following Jesus Christ. A testimony must be public because its purpose is to tell others what has taken place...
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For more, see: "Silent Witness"

Day Two: Not Loving the World
First John 2:15-16 says, "Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them. For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world"...
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For more, see: "Living by the Word and Not the World"

Day Three: Not of the World
The phrase "not of this world" is perhaps most well-known for being a Christian apparel company ( But what exactly does it mean that Christians are "not of this world"? The phrase comes from John 18:36...
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For more, see: "An Intra-Cultural Christian"

Day Four: In, Not Of
When we read of the "world" in the New Testament, we are reading the Greek word cosmos. Cosmos most often refers to the inhabited earth and the people who live on the earth, which functions apart from God. Satan is the ruler of this "cosmos"...
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Day Five: Biblical Separation
Biblical separation is the recognition that God has called believers out of the world and into a personal and corporate purity in the midst of sinful cultures. Biblical separation is usually considered in two areas: personal and ecclesiastical...
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Day Six: Evangelizing Atheists
As Christians who know the love of God and have the assurance of eternity in heaven, it's hard to understand why anyone would want to be an atheist. But when we realize the sin nature and its strong influence on the mind and the heart, we begin to understand where the atheist is coming from...
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For more, see: "How to Witness to Atheists"

Day Seven: Standing in Faith
As Christians, the two things we can do to stand up for Christ are to live according to His Word and grow our own knowledge of Him. Christ said, "Let your light shine before men…" (Matthew 5:16). This means that we should live and act in a way that supports the gospel...
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Published 1-13-16