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What Makes You So Different?

March 20, 2021

How are you as a Christian

different and distinct

from the world around you?

— Bill Coker, Words of Endearment, p. 62

 

Good question?

Good question!

And why does it matter?

Because of both who we are and Whose we are —

Let me tell you why you are here. You’re here to be salt-seasoning that brings out the God-flavors of this earth. If you lose your saltiness, how will people taste godliness? You’ve lost your usefulness and will end up in the garbage.

Here’s another way to put it: You’re here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world. God is not a secret to be kept. We’re going public with this, as public as a city on a hill. If I make you light-bearers, you don’t think I’m going to hide you under a bucket, do you? I’m putting you on a light stand. Now that I’ve put you there on a hilltop, on a light stand—shine! Keep open house; be generous with your lives. By opening up to others, you’ll prompt people to open up with God, this generous Father in heaven.

— Christ Jesus said that. About you. In Matthew 5:13-16.

Again —-

How are you as a Christian

different and distinct

from the world around you?

— Bill Coker, Words of Endearment, p. 62

 

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4 Comments
  1. As the wife of that author, Bill Coker, I appreciate your quoting from his book Words of Endearment. If any of your readers would like to get Bill’s book, email me. There I go, promoting.

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  2. Joe, keep me posted about your project. Our son who is a Nazarene pastor used his dad’s book for a Wednesday night Bible study. Each participant bought a book. ~ Ann

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