I went to a revival at a sister congregation last night where a brother by the name of Eddie Sanders, of the University church of Christ in Charlotte, North Carolina, (click here for some of his recorded sermons) was preaching.
His topic, from Daniel chapter 1, was about resisting the world’s push on the church and her members to conform and accept things contrary to God’s will in places like social media, entertainment and the work place. He summed it up with the attitude that we should have by saying, “If God doesn’t like it, we’re not supposed to like it.”
He did a great job by using Daniel and his friends as examples of how the world tries to change us as God’s people living in a foreign land (sound like a New Testament verse to you?).
Here’s a quick little outline that I jotted down:
- the admonition to be different from the world (Titus 2:11-12)
- the world will try to change our language (Daniel 1:3)
- the world will try to change our diet (Daniel 1:5)
- the world will try to change our name (Daniel 1:7)
- but we must not let the world change our God (Daniel 1:8)
- the results of staying faithful to God (Daniel 1:17-21)