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Improving our Christian witness

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John Fischer is starting a series of posts on what needs to change if Christians are going to have an effective witness.  Reminds me of a post I made about the book, UnChristian. Here are 10 Prerequisites for Being Effective in the Marketplace from his post from Aug 24

1. A personal understanding of my own sinfulness
2. An overwhelming sense of God’s grace for me, and for everyone else
3. A heart that forgives and forgets
4. An absence of agenda
5. An expectation that God is already in the world (I am joining Him there, not taking Him there.)
6. A sense of the church as the Body of Christ Universal
7. An insatiable curiosity for all that is not yet known to me
8. A belief in the intrinsic value of every human life
9. An assumption that I have something to learn from everybody
10. A deep and abiding desire for everyone to know what God has done for them through Christ

  1. Charlie
    September 8, 2010 at 3:52 am

    #1 and 2 are excellent starting points but it seems our most likely falling off points as well. Just finished reading Belcher’s “Deep Church”. He writes at the end of the book that we as Christians need to preach the gospel (#1 and 2) to each other every day if we are to grow into Jesus’ disciples. Good stuff.

    • September 8, 2010 at 6:36 am

      Signs of a superficial and immature faith or is that my introspective nature speaking? Older I get the more aware I am of numbers 1 and 2

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