There is something about Christians that should be different. We should stand out.
Go against the crowd.
We have a message of hope, we carry an eternal promise of truth. We have Jesus.
Jesus is beautiful.
Everyday when I switch on the news I cringe and slump. But in my heart I can say Jesus is beautiful.
His death resurrection gives us hope.
Our lifestyles should reflect this truth. We should be courageous in Love, reaching out to the dirty, the outcasts, the low in society, the unclean, the hopeless, the people without a voice.
We shouldnt be concerned with social status because we wear a different dress code. Our actions and words should scream a different story that’s so radical from society:
that promotes Jesus over man,
that shares the good news,
that welcomes in the broken and the weak
that says to a suffering world that Jesus understands. He has been there and carries the marks of suffering too.
We should fascinate people to Jesus. The Great I AM. The Shepard.
The Lamb. Our Great High Priest. Our God. Our Husband.
We are to fascinate the world by not being concerned with self-image, or trying to buy the latest gadgets, or trying to be popular. Not with beauty of self but beauty of Christ.
And that beauty shines through the church.
Jesus loves the church.
Church is a place where people can limp over the line and be welcomed in with arms wide open.
The church is both messy and beautiful and Jesus loves the church. The church is the bride of Christ.
The bride of Christ is to fascinate the world to Jesus.