Between a recent speaking assignment and other events that I’ve seen transpire recently among my brethren I’ve spent some time thinking about what Christianity is and what it should mean to us. The following are just 10 observations I jotted down one day based on what the Bible says about Christianity. My prayer is that we, as God’s people, would take these things to heart as we shine the light of God into the world and serve as representatives of Christianity in a world that’s blinded to what Christianity is supposed to be.
- Christianity is about developing within us the same humble, obedient, submissive, courageous, selfless, and sacrificial existence that Jesus lived.
- Christianity is about understanding that we serve a God and a cause that is greater than we are.
- Christianity is about looking at life through the lens of eternity and seeing humanity as souls who are lost and dying and don’t even know it.
- Christianity is about seeing the needs that exist around us and choosing to be God’s hands and feet in this world as we work to see those needs met.
- Christianity is about Christ, a cross, and a commitment that our God has made to show compassion for a world that deserves anything but compassion.
- Christianity is about remembering that we are not perfect, we are just purchased by the pure and powerful blood of a risen Savior.
- Christianity is about a place that Jesus has gone to prepare, a promise He’s made to come back, and His presence that we’ll dwell in for all eternity.
- Christianity is about His return and the matchless reunion that’s going to take place among God’s faithful and elect – to see the faces of loved ones gone before and hope that rises above the grave.
- Christianity is about staring death in the eye and never blinking in fear because it holds to no power us – we serve that One who has power over the grave.
- Christianity is about going home.
“Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus” (Revelation 22:20).