Open Your Eyes | Me Against the World
"But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
- Acts 1:8, NIV
1. Spending your life reacting to pain develops in you a ‘me against the world’ mentality.
2. Christians are called to have a purpose driven ‘us into the world’ mentality.
3. ‘Me against the world’ doesn’t see people through the lens of love, but as pain, pawns, and problems to be avoided, used, or solved.
4. ‘Us into the world’ means that one understands that Christians are called to go and plant the seeds of the Gospel in peoples’ hearts and minds.
1. Pray and contemplate how you can effectively fulfill the Acts 1:8 charge to go into the world and share the Gospel unashamedly.
1. Have you been living a ‘me against the world’ life? If so, what needs to change for you to start living an ‘us into the world’ life?
2. How do you see other people? Are you seeing people in the love of Christ or are you seeing people as obstacles, problems, or tools?
3. What does the Gospel say about how Christians should see and treat others?
4. Scripture tells us that, “God is love,” that, “Jesus is the Messiah,” and that, “we love others because He loved us first,” but what does it mean to love others in the way that Christ first loved us? How does a Christian seek to emulate Christ in the understanding that Jesus is love?