Reconnect One: BarriersSeptember 16, 2019
When it comes to spiritual conversations, what do you fear?
Many Christians today fear giving offense or being rejected and that becomes a barrier to talking about our faith or talking about God’s perspective on what’s going on in the world today. The second barrier is the variety of meanings people now attach to words we used to hold in common. Words like grace or forgiveness or spiritual. You can no longer speak these words without also defining what you mean by them.
Those barriers are included in what Paul describes in 2 Corinthians 10:5 – “we address everything and anything that sets itself up against the knowledge of God. Ideas, attitudes, intellectual arrogance, all of it.” What Paul was describing was the way we talk with everyone about everything bringing the mind of Christ to bear in every conversation. Why? Well, as Paul says, in order that some might be saved.