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3 Facebook No-No’s for Small Group Leaders

This is not, for me a hard and fast rule. I am not sure that it is wise for Christians to retreat altogether from the political arena. Jesus said something about being salt and light. Still, I try to tread carefully.

Take away: keep politics to a minimum.

No-no #3: Being Negative

Proverbs 15.2 (NIV) says: “The tongue of the wise adorns knowledge.”

The original Living Bible paraphrased it this way: “A wise teacher makes learning a joy.” I think of this every time I teach, and I think of it every time I post on Facebook. The Facebook Paraphrase of Philippians 4.8 is…
Whatever is true,
whatever is noble,
whatever is right,
whatever is pure,
whatever is lovely,
whatever is admirable—
if anything is excellent or praiseworthy — POST THOSE THINGS!

There is enough bad news in the world. I want to be positive, upbeat, winsome, interesting.

And the interesting thing is this. By any measure, you could argue that the world is getting better – we live longer. We live healthier. We are better educated. There are fewer desperately hungry people in the world. Crime is down. Deaths by war are down. By every measure, the world is getting better and better. But, someone, somewhere did something bad today. And someone will capture it on video. And some news outlet will broadcast it around the world. The motto of the news industry is, “If it bleeds it leads.” And a thousand people will share it on Facebook. I am not going to be one of them.

One more verse: Titus 2:10 (NIV) “in every way they will make the teaching about God our Savior attractive.” That is what I want to do on Facebook and everywhere.

Take away: be positive and winsome. Make the gospel attractive.

What ideas do you have? What Facebook no-no’s do we need to avoid?