#3 How To Relate To The World Around Us

#3 How To Relate To The World Around Us

Deuteronomy 7, 1 Peter 2:9-12

Supplied Notes:

1. About this series

2. This week’s issue: how do Christians fit into modern society?

3. Deuteronomy 7

vv1-6: God’s outrageous command

  • Genesis 15:6

vv7-11: God’s inexplicable choice

  • Amos 3:2

vv12-26: God’s awesome power
4. Some Christian reflections (via 1 Pet 2:9-12)

  • Genesis 12:3

Q1. How should we expect the world to view us?

  • John 15:18
  • A tale of 3 cities: Jerusalem, Athens, Babylon

Q2. How should we view this world which hates us?

  • James 4:4 and 2 Cor 6:14-18

Memory verse: John 14:1-3

For discussion: how does the realization that we are “in Babylon” make you feel? What should we (individually and corporately) do or not do?

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