This Sunday we looked at the last of three relationships that Jesus tells us are essential; our relationship to the world. By world, scripture means the system of organized society that is hostile to God and constantly trying to squeeze us into it's mold. Christians in the west, especially in America, have not had much experience with serious worldly hatred or persecution but our fellow believers in other parts of the world testify to a very different experience. Many say there is more hatred and persecution of Christians today than any other time in history.
For more info on persecution check out these links: Voice of the Martyrs - Open Doors - Christianity Today
Our relationship to the world should be characterized by how Jesus interacted with the world.
Some characteristics of a Christlike relationship to the world would include:
If you missed this Sunday's sermon you can listen to it and get the pastors outline by clicking here.
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