Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Things to remember from the video:
1 Corinthinans 15:33 - "Do not be misled. Bad company corrupts good character."
" ...I expected that I was going to be able to maintain my Christlike behaviour when I was hanging out with these kids...and especially when I have no support from other Christians...""
Romans 3:10 "There is no one righteous..."
I can't do anything on my own.
Bad company is people who are not living the way that God has asked us to live.
It doesn't mean that they are evil, horrible people.
It just means that they are not seeking after Christ, like you, and thus they are bad company for you.
It is hard to give up those friends, because they can be some of your 'closest' friends or 'only' friends, because you may not have any Christian friends.
Letting go of them can be one of the best things for your life, because it can allow you to see what is going on in your life, that may be keeping you from Christ.
It may take time to end those relationships.
You can be more of a 'light' when you hang out with other Christians.
Remember, the Majority Rule.
If you are going to hang out with somebody that you are trying to win for Jesus, only hang out with them when the majority of people that you are with are good company and good character people.
So that means, if you hang out with a non-Christian friend, bring 3 Christian friends with you, so that your good company can bring their bad company up, instead of their bad company bringing you down to their level.
This will allow you to have success.
It can be okay to hang out with non-Christians...but are they your MAIN friends?
Are you hanging out with people that are not following the call of Christ?