Power of Example
Many years ago when I was working in chemical sales I went to a bachelor party for one of our salesmen. After dinner someone said, “Hey, let’s go to the strip joint!” Well I was a christian and I couldn't go and told them, "no, I think I'm going to go home." Well, they all went and Monday at the office, two of of the guys who went came and spoke to me and said, "I can't believe that you didn't go! I wish I hadn't gone either." That's the power of example. Listen, there are people in your life who desperately need to see that you are for real. Jesus has come by His Spirit to live in you, so He can live through you, so that you can be the example He wants you to be. Jesus said, “Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works and glorify your Father who is in heaven.” Now that's REAL HOPE.