Is Your Jesus Plastic?
You probably don’t like to admit when you’re struggling. Not many people do. But here’s a strange truth: when we’re honest about the things we find difficult, we are much more likely to be respected by the people we are trying to reach. It’s a sad fact that many people expect to find hypocrisy when they meet a Christian – someone who is trying to look perfect but is really hiding all kinds of doubts, disappointments, and mistakes. I’ve found that that when I let a not-yet-Christian know that I’m far from perfect and unwilling to judge other people, that person is much more open to Jesus and the gospel message. The next time you engage a non-Christian in spiritual conversation, I encourage you to speak the truth – not just about God, but about yourself.
- After you watch Plastic Jesus, ask yourself whether there are any ways that your life resembles the main character’s life. Are you pretending at all? Do you need to come clean to God and receive His help in turning things around? Do you need to be more honest with people?
- Share Plastic Jesus – by email or your favorite social networking site. Ask your non-Christian friends whether they think it’s an accurate portrayal of Christians. Ask your Christian friends whether it struck a chord. Start a conversation!
Serving Jesus together,