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Jesus said that I have come to SAVE the world not condemn it, for he who rejects me is already condemned by what they do. Being real goes a long way if you’re real with Christ and others around you.
5. Being Sincere Isn’t The Most Popular Thing With The Crowd
Living for God isn’t easy. It means that you’ll be noticed. It means that more people are going to know that you’re a Christian, they might not like you because of it.
It also means that you’re going to have to make and be willing to the things in your life that please God.
Once you decide to get real with God--you’ll find that you begin to stop doing those things you used to do that you know does not honor God and hinder your witness to others.
6. Being REAL for Jesus affects every area of your life.
It determines the music you listen to, the clothes you wear, the friends you hang out with and the things you do with them.
It changes the way you act: how you handle getting angry and frustrated, how you react to people when they’re mad at you... and how you can put up with them when they stick it to you…
(blow up two balloons before the lesson. On one of the balloons, put a piece of transparent tape on an area around one the balloons. This will allow you to stick a pin in the balloon without it popping. The other balloon, without the tape, will pop when you stick it with a pin)
The tape represents giving God those areas of our lives in which the old nature wants to take over.
7. A Persons Commitment is noticeable.
What makes a person noticeable is their commitment to the GOD.
Many times these people are called “stuck-up”, “goodie-two-shoes”, “Jesus Freaks”. They’ve decided to sacrifice their life for God and follow Him daily, and every action they take reflects that decision.
They become a billboard for God, but they don’t even need a Christian T-shirt to prove it.
What about you? Do people notice you’re different, or do you just fit in to the crowd?
Do you impress people by handling situations with honor and purity, or has your Christianity one dry?
We’re made to be different from the world. People should see God through the lives we live. But sometimes, rather than focusing on being different for God, we just focus on “being different”.
8. Theres a difference between “being real” and “being different”
“Being Different” draws attention yourself, while “Being Real” focuses on relating to others.
Which are you?
Read Acts 9:3-9.
When these people came in to the presence of God they experienced something incredible! (then known as Saul), he fell to the ground and was blinded by the brightness of God’s light.
Read Isaiah 6:1-5.
Isaiah was so moved by the power of the presence of God in a vision that he was
instantly driven to repent
God wouldn’t even let Moses see His face, because His presence would have simply killed him.
You might be thinking that this type of stuff only happened long ago – just old Bible stories. But it happened even when Jesus was just walking around---not saying anything!
He didn’t have to say anything for those to realize who He was and a power of God inside of Him. The demons even knew he was real!
Maybe you’re thinking, “That’s all good and well, but what about right here and now?
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