Outliers week 2

Outliers

We’re in the middle of our Outliers series which is all about how we should respond when how we live and what we believe is increasingly becoming the minority. This past Sunday we talked about how Christians have historically responded with one of two extremes – appease or attack. They either fit in to the shifting culture around them or they become antagonistic trying to force standards on people who never signed up for that.

Peter, in his letter to first century Christians living in a culture that was hostile to their beliefs, gives us a different strategy: Be holy and humble. He wrote, “Live an exemplary life among the natives so that your actions will refute their prejudices. Then they’ll be won over to God’s side and be there to join in the celebration when he arrives” (1 Peter 2:12 MSG). Peter calls the church to holiness that doesn’t result in self-righteousness, but is marked with humility. When Christians live like that, it causes people to notice and be “won over.” As the world becomes increasingly hostile, the church must become increasingly holy.

If you missed week 2, Holy and Humble from our series, Outliers, you can view it here or at cedarridgecc.com.

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