I love a good discussion with a friend over a steaming cup of chai, but since I can’t gather all of you at a comfortable cafe, I’ll have to be content with this little corner of the Internet.
I want to thank each and every person who has come to these coffee chats and commented. I have thoroughly enjoyed your insights and it has been truly inspiring to me! Thank you for your time.
This week, I have a question for you: Why are you a Christian?
If you had to explain this to someone who knew very little about God, the Bible or the true meaning of sin,* how would you explain this to them?
The Apostle Peter gave us this advice:
Now who is there to harm you if you are zealous for what is good?
But even if you should suffer for righteousness’ sake, you will be blessed. Have no fear of them, nor be troubled, but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect, having a good conscience, so that, when you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ may be put to shame.
~ 1 Peter 3.13-16
This little virtual cafe is a great place to practice answering those who do not believe, because that number is growing exponentially. We need to be ready.
*Note: Most people know that there is right and wrong, but their concept is skewed by their societal and cultural surroundings. Many Americans think that sin is some “Christian” thing and so they often dismiss it as irrelevant. I would love to see if you can explain the reason of your hope by talking about sin without using the actual word. If not, that’s ok!
Please leave a comment below while you sip on your favorite cup of tea or coffee!