Counter-Cultural Christians

Christians need to be counter-cultural. Not simply by voting or participating in the political process, but even more significant by living counter-culturally. What are the moral inclinations of our society? What philosophy is being propagated in our culture? How do the moral values of our society clash with the God-given values of the Bible?


A Counter-Cultural Christian’s Relationship must reveal . . .

Submission

not

selfishness

Service

not

demands

Sincerity

not

hypocrisy

Sacrifice

not

unyieldedness

Others

not

self

Compassion

not

hostility

Liberty

not

license

Obedience

not

self-will

Unity

not

division

Authenticity

not

deception

Availability

not

unreliability

Accountability

not

independence

Assurance

not

judgment

A Counter-Cultural Christian’s Character must demonstrate. . .

Love

not

hate

Joy

not

dismay

Peace

not

stress

Patience

not

anxiety

Kindness

not

rudeness

Goodness

not

corruption

Faithfulness

not

disloyalty

Gentleness

not

cruelty

Self-control

not

lack of discipline

A Counter-Cultural Christian’s Thoughts must be . . .

True

not

false

Noble

not

common

Right

not

improper

Pure

not

corrupt

Lovely

not

obnoxious

Admirable

not

contemptible

Excellent

not

mediocre

Praiseworthy

not

unsuitable

So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. (ESV) Philippians 2:1-4

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. (ESV) Galatians 5:22-23

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. (ESV) Philippians 4:8

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