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Mars Hill Church Teignmouth

Soul Food - If Jesus... played Pokemon Go

Introduction

There is a huge craze sweeping the digital world and that is Pokemon Go. If you haven't seen it, its a game where you go about looking for characters called Pokemon and try and catch them. You can have all sorts of games and battles, but the big idea is to get people out of their houses and mingling with other people. So If Jesus played Pokemon Go what could we learn from him? Would it be a tool to connect with more people? In Jesus we see how he was able to culturally connect with people without compromise; he brought the reality of the love of God to every area of society.

 

Key Verse

For though I am free from all, I have made myself a servant to all, that I might win more of them. To the Jews I became as a Jew, in order to win Jews. To those under the law I became as one under the law (though not being myself under the law) that I might win those under the law. To those outside the law I became as one outside the law (not being outside the law of God but under the law of Christ) that I might win those outside the law. To the weak I became weak, that I might win the weak. I have become all things to all people, that by all means I might save some. I do it all for the sake of the gospel, that I may share with them in its blessings. (1 Corinthians 9:19-23).

 

Some Thoughts

How can we live in the world, but not become like it, to be transformed but not conform? What does it mean to live in the world culturally connecting with those around us, whilst not compromising on Jesus or His Gospel?

 

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