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Uncomfortable Evangelism on Facebook (8 of 8)
Series: Facebook Morality
I Corinthians 9:19-23
OPEN: A man named J. K. Johnston studied the Gospels and asked this question as he poured over Matthew, Mark, Luke and John: Where did Jesus meet people?
According to his tabulations:
• The Gospels recorded 132 contacts Jesus had with people
o 6 were in the Temple.
o 4 were in Synagogues.
o 122 were with people in their daily walks of life.
Johnston's point was this: Jesus thought outside the box. He thought outside the temple and the synagogue. Thus, if you and I are going to reach people for Jesus, we've got to do that too. We've got to think outside the church building.
We've got to get outside of our "comfort zone."
And that's what Paul is talking about in I Corinthians 9. He thought and acted outside his comfort zone to reach as many people as he could for Christ.
Now, - since I'm talking about Facebook this month that is also true of our Facebook pages. If we're going to reach people for Jesus we need to think outside the box (get outside our comfort zone).
Now, that's not always easy.
If you make "friends" on Facebook with non-Christians you get whatever they post on THEIR FB page… on YOUR Facebook page. And a lot of times, it's not pretty.
You see non-Christians don't think like we do. For many of them, cursing is a 2nd language. Thinking immoral thought is just the way life is. Many of them have no problem laughing at offensive photos and lewd comments.
Often, there are people who put things on their FB pages that you and I don't really want that in our lives.
So, how do we deal with that?
Well, there are 3 ways I can think of.
1. You can let it go.
One preacher on Facebook wrote: "I have non-Christian friends up here who regularly post things that personally offend me. I remain their friend and continue to have conversations with them."
He had no problem having their offensive materials on his page because he was t ...
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