Loving God and loving others means it’s real, sincere, genuine, and tangible.
Having great intentions or thoughts to love God and people is not authentic.
The Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37) adjusted his life at a crucial moment in order to help the injured man. His love was authentic.
Shouldn’t ours be the same?
We all struggle in this area. So, don’t be discouraged if you recognize how much you fall short. Know that you’re among friends here at Changing the Face of Christianity.
We don’t need to ask you, “What is Christianity?” We know you have at least a basic understanding that it is having a right relationship with God through Jesus Christ. We have faith in God. We know we can cry out to Him, “God please help me”, when we need it. And we often know how to pray to God.
The question is whether as a Christian we are struggling towards that ideal of being like the Good Samaritan … or if loving God and others authentically is even on our mental radar. You might know of Christ or about Christ, but do you know him enough to obey him?
Don’t be discouraged if you recognize how much you fall short. Know that you’re among friends here at Changing the Face of Christianity.
In reality, we cannot love unless the Spirit of Love Himself dwells in us. Changing the Face of Christianity is all about helping Christians understand the truth that Jesus dwells in us by his Spirit. We help genuine people really get to know him through:
- Bible studies
- A mentorship program
- Learn to love God and others with sincerity, because God loves each of us.
- Encourage them to attend and support their local church
Sometimes the simplest way to understand something is to know what it is not. If you want to authentically love God and people, then you may want to start with the Negative Christian Sterotypes Bible study. It’s an eye-opening expose of false perceptions people often have about Christians.
It’s backed up by many recognized studies done by Barna group, Lifeway Research and more.
- It’s free.
- It’s fun.
- It’s eye-opening!
- Make surprising discoveries about what people in our society really think about Christians
- … and maybe even discover a few surprising beliefs you hold yourself.