Engage With Your Culture

Passage: John 17:13-19
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“Resist the temptation to disappear into the safety of the Christian subculture”


Jesus doesn’t want us to feel stuck in the world; He wants us to feel sent into the world.

What does Jesus pray on behalf of His disciples?

    • Protection from the evil one
    • Purification for their mission


“As You sent Me into the world, I have sent them into the world.”  John 17:18


Philippians 2:1-5

What was Jesus’ approach to the world He entered?

    • Jesus came in weakness
    • Jesus moved in close
    • Jesus became one of us

How did Jesus engage with the culture?

    • Jesus genuinely loved
    • Jesus spoke the truth
    • Jesus stood against Evil & Injustice
    • Jesus communicated grace


Is God calling me to focus on one of these aspects that I see in Jesus?

My Next Step with God is to...

    • choose to imitate one of the aspects I see in Jesus in the way I approach and engage with the culture around me
      • Come in weakness
      • Move in close
      • Become one of them
      • Genuinely love
      • Speak the truth
      • Stand against evil & injustice
      • Communicate grace
    • evaluate my relationship with the christian subculture.  Is it balanced?


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