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Connecting with people who are different than us can be awkward. A few weeks ago on the show Mia challenged us to get lunch with someone who is super different than us. Mia joins us on the show again as we talk about what happened when we stepped out of our comfort zone to engage people who believe, act and see the world differently than us. It was an interesting experiment for sure and it taught us more about how to enter the world of others the way Jesus did.
Here’s God Badge by Fiction Family (Jon Foreman): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GaZRQFHAGmU
If you’ve ever struggled to hear from God, or if you aren’t sure that God really talks with us, we created this discussion with you in mind. A lot of times Christians can go through seasons where we don’t really know how to differentiate from God’s voice and the other voices around us. Was that God’s voice I just heard, or was it just my imagination?
Jesus says, “My sheep know my voice.” and this means that we have it on good authority that God is actually communicating with us in a way that we can hear Him. This is good news!
In this episode, we learn more about how the Holy Spirit is the One who to help us hear from God. This is the first of a two part series with our friend Chad Johnson, who shares with us from a robust experience of daily interaction with the Holy Spirit. We learn about how God is a communicating God, and that He is communicating with us.
Chad Johnson was the A&R man for Tooth and Nail and discovered many popular bands such as Underoath, Copeland, and Anberlin, and Chad is the founder of Come&Live! In this Episode, Chad shares how to actually hear the voice of God in our everyday lives. We discuss a lot of our experiences together.
Come&Live! is an organization that provokes and inspires artists to proclaim the revolutionary message of Jesus.
Chad Johnson’s new book: One Thousand Risks
Listen to the Music: “Too Soon // Too Late” by Native Culture
Listen and inquire at nativeculturefl.com
The idea of Listen, Connect, and Help is a powerful plan for making meaningful connections with people so that they can experience God’s love through us.
Here is the video of Mr. Rogers being interviewed by Joan Rivers on the Tonight Show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-Kp5YeqrlE The way she responds to being so highly valued is something we can all learn from. Mr. Rogers was a man who really understood the power of Love, and he helped people experience the kind of Love that God has for each one of us.
Christians have been confused over the years about evangelism, with popular sayings like “come out and be ye separate” and in turn thinking that we shouldn’t associate with sinners. But Paul makes it clear in 1 Corinthians 5 that any separation we should do from people is NOT from everyday people in the world, (These are the very people we should RUN towards and love with everything we’ve got.) but rather we should separate ourselves from church-going people who claim to be Chrisians who are also intentionally immoral when they are confronted and do not begin to take on more of Jesus kind of life. https://www.bible.com/bible/111/1CO.5.9-13.NIV
Have you ever made this clear distinction and let it inform your approach to people who do not yet know Jesus?
For further reading about Jesus’ approach to sharing good news: Luke 7:34 - https://www.bible.com/bible/111/LUK.7.34 Luke 19:1-10 - https://www.bible.com/bible/111/LUK.19.1-10.niv
Here is the link to a video entitled “A Knock at Midnight” by MLK that we bring up on the show. https://youtu.be/DV7RqizoqJA
We mention a video of a scene from The Bible Series about the Pharisee and the Tax collector, and here is the link. https://youtu.be/39fHwaR2P40