Summary: Christianity looks good on you. Dress it up!
Christians can either make or break the face of Christianity in the outside world. In our generation, we may not agree with it, but the world looks at Christianity as a brand of religion; like a brand of clothing, or shoes, or any material with “covered with spiritual icing.” The world has been sinking deep in this mindset time immemorial. Who would rescue the world from this thinking? In John 3:16, we read, how much God the Father loved the world. He loved the world so much, that He sent the Savior Jesus in bodily form. Jesus who is God opted to be born in a manger, grew up like a normal kid and a normal teenager until His time comes to make Himself public. He was hanged on a cross like a criminal to die a horrible death, because there was no one qualified to absolve the sins of the world, except the BLOOD OF JESUS. His sacrificial death is the only way for humans to make peace with God.
While the world reduced Christianity as just another brand of religion, Christianity to those who are being saved is the power of Christ, the power of the risen Saviour, the power of God! In Romans 1:16, Paul took pride in is Christianity. For Him, Christianity is not something for him to be ashamed, the message of Christ is not something he would hide and deny. Why would Paul do that when he knew that the power of God is in the message of Christ. People have been searching and longing for power, they are power-hungry and you could even smell it from their conversations. They want to be the best, the fastest, the cleverest, all for the sake of power! Lucifer, the most beautiful angel of God, became power-hungry, that he led a rebellion in heaven! The Bible says, that power is not found anywhere on earth, and in anything the earth offers! The real and legitimate power is the power of God. And this power of God is found in Christ Jesus our Lord and Saviour!
Beloved, Christianity is more than a brand of religion. Christianity is God’s love wrapped in the person of Jesus Christ. Christianity is Christ, the living God working in and through you. Christianity is Christ uniting the world to God by eliminating the power of sin and evil out of our hearts, having our hearts cleansed, purified, sprinkled, and washed by the blood of Jesus!
The Bible says, that we all have sinned and have fallen short of God’s glory. But the same Bible also says, that, the wages of sin is death BUT, that death that is more than physical does not hold the last says. THE FREE GIFT OF GOD DOES! There are many gifts that you can expect to get this Christmas, BUT, receiving the gift of eternal life in Christ Jesus is PRICELESS. It is what you have to pray and aim for!
And my fellow Christians, we have been commissioned to continue the work Christ, that of saving souls. Do not ever forget the truth of Christianity. Make Christianity looks good on you.
Be gracious and be attractive inside and out because inside of you lives the king of glory, the God who is good and is great in all beauty and splendor there is that you and I can imagine. In all the beauty and splendor there is that the human mind cannot comprehend. Advertise the Lord Jesus and everything that Jesus represents and stand for!
Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders. The world is looking authenticity, genuineness, and the heartfelt tenderness of God, displayed by those who say they are Christians. The Scripture tells us Christians to be it and not just in it!
The Apostle wrote to Colossae to make the most of every opportunity to be a channel of encouragement to the all, in any every situations and circumstance. The Apostle understood the power of spoken words. Our conversations, therefore, should be:
• be full of grace
Free of blame, judgment, and accusations but filled/flooded with the nature and character of Jesus –
love, grace, mercy, and a faith challenge to abandon the sickening way of living into Jesus- way of life with true life!
Offer them Meaningful conversation - Jesus and the Samaritan woman - a sinner/ a forgiven saint who felt freedom from the shackles of her past sins into being a witness of God’s grace.
Eph 4:29–32 Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice. And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.