2. Empathize with non-Christians.
Ask yourself, “If I wasn’t a Christian, what would I be doing?” Chances are, you might be doing exactly what the non-Christians in your neighborhood are doing.
Understanding that and empathizing with that completely changes how you see people. And they can tell how you see them.
3. Hang out with non-Christians.
As much as it bothers me, I never correct him (he’s not a kid, he’s my peer). But I do pray for him every day and we talk about my faith.
I pray I see the day when he’s baptized.
4. Pray for unchurched people.
How many unchurched people do you pray for daily? How many people you disagree with do you pray for daily?
It is impossible to hate someone you genuinely pray for daily.
5. Live out your faith authentically.
Your actions carry weight. Humility is far more attractive than pride. When a non-Christian sees integrity, it’s compelling.
I just have a feeling if we in the church loved the world the way Jesus did, the world might come running to Christ.
And then the change we long to see might actually begin to happen.
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