Not of This World

Re:Verse passage – Colossians 3:1-9 (day seven)

Two years ago I chose Colossians 3:2 to be our Freedom Weekend theme verse. I wanted this verse to resonate with our students as they looked at the culture of their schools and peer groups. It is incredibly easy for students to look at the here and now, and submerse themselves into “the things that are on earth” while becoming consumers of the culture that is around them. The more they consume of culture, the more culture consumes them. The more culture consumes them, the less they consume of the things that are above. This is not just an issue with the younger generations is it?

There is a fine line to be walked as we are called to be in the world but not of the world. The calling in this passage is missional. This calling is for us to set our mind on things that are not of this world, so that we, being in the world, might show the world that we are meant for so much more than this world can ever offer.

Author: Rick Henderson

Rick Henderson is the Associate Pastor for Students.

2 thoughts on “Not of This World”

  1. Thanks for the reminder of the importance of culture. Each of us can lead a Christ-like living and eventually will shape a Christ-like culture. We can help transform the world that way. One step at a time! One small step can make a huge difference.

    A culture tells us what will be accepted in a society. As an example, if we look different, we are treated differently. There is an urgency for each Christian to act like Christ and hopefully, Christians can model the behaviors and shape a Christ-like culture for a better and peaceful world that way. If we don’t transform ourselves, we will be transformed by an undesired culture.

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