Christians and Culture: What Does It Mean To Be In the World, But Not Of The World? | Ep. 199

Christians and Culture: What Does It Mean To Be In the World, But Not Of The World? | Ep. 199

Have you ever heard the phrase, “being in the world, but not of the world”? While this phrase is common in Christian circles, some of us may not truly understand what it means. On this podcast, Krystal and Shelby examine the meaning of being in the world but not of the world according to Scripture. And they offer practical wisdom on engaging in secular activities for the sake of the gospel. Join us today to discover what it truly means to live in the world as a Christ-follower. 

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Time Stamps:

01:02 - Favorite things
4:32 - Where the phrase “in the world, but not of the world” comes from in John 17
7:17 - What believers should do as we remain in the world
10:21 - How to apply Jesus’s high priestly prayer in John 17 today
15:48 - 4 Questions to consider when trying to be in the world but not of the world
17:39 - Using Halloween as an example of how to be in the world but not of it
20:14 - Considering the 4 Questions for different life stages
24:49 - How the gospel impacts being in the world but not of the world

4 Questions to Consider As We Seek To Be In The World But Not Of The World And Sent Into The World

  1. Is your involvement or un-involvement in secular activities based on fear or faith?
  2. How are you personally living out the Great Commission in your spheres of influence at home, work, school, and neighborhood?
  3. Are you spending consistent time in God’s Word so that you are equipped with the truth you need as you are sent into the world?
  4. Are you avoiding building friendships with people who are not Christians? If so, why?

Resources mentioned in this episode: 

Article: Let’s Revise the Popular Phrase In But Not Of by David Mathis

Pray Study

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Sharing Our Faith Evangelism Resource

Scripture mentioned in this episode:

-John 17:11, 14–19
-Matthew 28:18–20
-Romans 10:14
-Romans 12:2
-Hebrews 12:2

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