A few weeks ago SNL did a sketch mocking the film God’s Not Dead (and the sequel), mixed with the recent controversy about Christians refusing to provide services for gay weddings.
I was watching the sketch with my teen daughter and her response was, “Honestly Dad…I’m not trying to disrespect Christian films or anything… but, God’s Not Dead kinda did feel like this. All the nonbelievers were depicted as evil, vindictive people.”
Here’s the SNL sketch followed by some discussion questions I’ve provided (Ministry Leaders: use this to provoke discussion with your leadership team).
So, instead of getting angry… let me ask you: what can we learn from this sketch about the world’s perception of us?
Is this how we really are?
Is this how most unbelievers are?
What is the best way to reflect Christ to people who think we’re like this?
Read I Peter 3:15-18 and ask yourself this: Why would someone ever ask you to give the reason for the hope that they see in you? (hint… they’d have to see it in you AND see you as someone they’d respect enough to ask. More on applying this verse in this free training video.)
How can you live your life this week so others see Christ in you?