The greatest testimony is not an ex-gang member converted to Christ, but a Christian who can never remember a single day when they did not profess Christ as Lord.
What is discipleship, if not teaching people to obey Christ’s commands? The Great Commission is not just about making converts, but bringing about life-long obedience to the Lordship of Christ!
As we do the work of an evangelist in presenting the gospel to unbelievers, we are simultaneously accomplishing two tasks; 1) We are lovingly providing the means of salvation to those who are you lost, 2) We are presenting our defense of the character and nature of God against the lies of his enemies.
Jesus clearly commands us to love our neighbor, which includes loving unbelievers. However, Jesus also commands us not to love the world. So, how can we love our neighbor and not love the world at the same time?
How we choose to correct others should be determined by who we are correcting. Our tone should be appropriately suited for our audience.
Our culture seems to have forgotten that true justice is blind. If we are willing to show partiality, on any basis, we are deliberately choosing to pervert justice.