See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him. [Beloved, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is.]
Relevant to the World
When Mark Dever spoke to 675 church leaders gathered at the Minneapolis Hilton for the Desiring God Pre-Conference Seminar, he said, “One of the ways to be most relevant to the world is to not be like it. The more we are like them, the fewer questions they have for us. ... Contextualization can make us more a church of our age than a Christian Church.”
Pastor Sam Crabtree is Bethlehem's Executive Pastor and Lead Pastor for Life Training.