Monday, October 8, 2007

Acts 4:13

I'm teaching on Acts 4 this morning, and its on one of my favorite evangelism verses:

“They…began to recognize them as having been with Jesus Christ" (Acts 4:13)

At first glance it doesn't seem to be a verse about evangelism, but the idea of people recognizing our relationship with Christ by the way we live is a beautiful display of a Christ-centered life. The more you spend time with Jesus, the more you become like Jesus. And the more you become like Jesus, the more people around you recognize that you've spent time with Him. The quote below is one of my favorites outside of Scripture (perhaps a top five quote), and it speaks to this idea of becoming more like the things we love:

“The worth and excellency of a soul is to be measured by the object of its love: he who loves mean and sordid things does thereby become base and vile; but a noble and well-placed affection does advance and improve the spirit unto a conformity with the perfections which it loves.” -Henry Scougal