The way that many Christians behave can be a total turn-off to some people. Mahatma Ghandi once said, “If it weren’t for Christians, I’d be a Christian”? What did he mean by that, and why do we see bumper-stickers that say, “Jesus, save us from Your followers?” In this passage, we see Jesus say some interesting things. Perhaps we’re not supposed to FORCE Jesus down someone’s throat, because if we do, they may be more inclined to reject Him. If the Holy Spirit is a Gentleman, then perhaps our job is to love people and simply be available, without imposing upon them… and let God do the work? What if rather than imposing our message… we lived it?
QUESTIONS for further digging:
What did Mahatma Ghandi mean when he famously said, “If it weren’t for Christians, I’d be a Christian”? Do you know anyone that feels this way? Why do you think they feel this way?
Pastor Michael talked about ‘shaking the dust of your feet’, what does that mean, and what would it look like today? How does Matthew 7:6 relate to this message?
Luke 9:9 says that when Herod heard all that was happening, he wanted to see JESUS. How does our behavior stir up people to want to see Jesus? What does being ‘salt’ or ‘light’ mean?