The Culture of Christ

The Culture for Christ: "We Serve"

Randy Christian

Success is often measured by how many serve us rather than how many we serve.  This is the world’s approach.  But Jesus said very clearly we would not be like the world if we belong to Him.  So, service becomes a simple expression of love and devotion from us to Him—regardless of whom we are serving.

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The Culture for Christ: "We Forgive"

Randy Christian

Christians forgive.  We don’t just talk about it, we do it.  We do it because we understand how much we have been forgiven—and that no ultimately no one has sinned worse than we have, when we understand that our sin caused the death of Jesus.  But our forgiveness of others is related to our awareness and appreciation of our own forgiveness.  It is essential for spiritual health that we understand the connection between these two.

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The Culture of Christ: "We Love"

Randy Christian

Jesus said people would know we belong to Him because of our love for one another.  Understandable when you remember that John said the very nature of God is love.  Of course, that bets a question.  What love?  Whose definition of love?  What exactly are we commanded to do?  Whether our spouse, a neighbor, a friend or an enemy, this commands pretty much covers how we respond to everyone, so it is important for us to understand what Christians do when we say “we love”.

THE CULTURE OF CHRIST - We Love study guide

The Culture of Christ: "We Listen"

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Christians listen to God.  We start with His Word, because that’s why He gave it to us.  We listen through the conviction of the Holy Spirit, and through the guidance of wise counsel reflecting the Word.  This sounds simple—and it usually is.  The complicated part is when we become doers of the Word, not just hearers.

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The Culture of Christ: "We Are Loyal"

Randy Christian

We have a King.  What does that mean?  It commands loyalty.  If we can’t serve two masters, and Jesus is the master, then we serve Him.  Not out of duty alone, but loyalty to the King.  Loyalty beyond question or opinion—extreme, fierce loyalty.

 THE CULTURE OF CHRIST - We Are Loyal study guide

The Culture of Christ: "Our True Heritage"

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The heritage of a culture is the richness of values, beliefs and behaviors which characterize that culture.  For Christians, this means looking into the Word and understanding what God has already told us about belonging to Him.  We have a heritage—that which is passed on to us as members of the Culture of Christ.  We need to understand it, cherish it and live by it.

THE CULTURE OF CHRIST - Our True Heritage study guide