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Live Like The Amish

Today’s guest speaker, Sam Hamstra, has a compelling and eye-opening message about how Christian’s lives can influence believers and unbelievers alike!

June 27, 2021 | Sam Hamstra
Community | Identity

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Living as Foreigners

“Live Like the Amish”

Reflect on What You’ve Heard

  1. In what ways do Christian’s lives look strange to unbelievers and the rest of society?
  2. If someone from the outside was looking into your life, what would they say your identity is in?
  3. What distractions keep you from committing your life to Jesus or distract you from Him?
  4. When you contemplate you future, you set your mind on Heaven and eternity. How does changing your mindset change your priorities and goals?
  5. How can you live as a foreigner this week?

Pray it Out

Jesus thank you for always giving me a guide and a clear goal for my life. Help me to live in a way that is compelling for unbelievers to know and worship you! Amen.

Key Scriptures

  • Dear friends, I warn you as “temporary residents and foreigners” to keep away from worldly desires that wage war against your very souls. 12 Be careful to live properly among your unbelieving neighbors. Then even if they accuse you of doing wrong, they will see your honorable behavior, and they willgive honor to God when he judges the world.​” 1 Peter 2:11-12
  • Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego replied, “O Nebuchadnezzar, we do not need to defend ourselves before you. 17 If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God whom we serve is able to save us. He will rescue us from your power, Your Majesty. 18 But even if he doesn’t, we want to make it clear to you, yourMajesty, that we will never serve your gods or worship the gold statue you have set up.”’ Daniel 3:16-18
  • ‘“Look!” Nebuchadnezzar shouted. “I see four men, unbound, walking around in the fire unharmed! And the fourth looks like a god!”’ Daniel 3:25
  • “‘Praise to the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego! He sent his angel to rescue his servants who trusted in him. They defied the king’s command and were willing to die rather than serve or worship any god except their own God.”’ Daniel 3:28
  • It is time to do good, even if it means suffering, just as Christ suffered for you. He is your example, and you must follow in his steps.​” 1 Peter 2:21