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Sharing Christ's Love on Social Media

“In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven." —Matthew 5:16

Social media has changed the world and the way we communicate. We can make our every waking thought known to all our friends and family—and even complete strangers. 


But as Christians on social media—and the living witnesses of Jesus Christ— we can not forget that every post, like, and share on social media represents our Savior, Jesus Christ. 


Though we seek to glorify God in all things, if we’re not careful, we risk undermining our witness. If we post a favorite Bible verse one minute then get into an angry partisan spat the next, we must ask ourselves—does that glorify our Lord and Savior? How will unbelievers see that and react? 

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Bettering Our Witness on Social Media

  • “Be slow to speak and slow to become angry.”

    • Social media is known for heated discussions that go too far—oftentimes far farther than they ever would in person. Before we give into anger, we should listen, reflect, and pray on how our response will reflect our values and our Savior.  


  •  “Walk by the Spirit” 

    • Before every action, we should ask ourselves, WWJD? On Facebook, the world is watching our witness. This means we should not be mean, crude, negative, or proud; and we should never ever lose an opportunity to show kindness to someone for the sake of defending a political agenda. 

It is not enough for us to dress the part and have good manners at church. We represent Christ everywhere we go, physically and digitally. 

That’s why, before reacting to anything on Facebook, Twitter or any other social media, we should use prayerful discernment and ultimately ask ourselves how we can use these platforms for good and not for our own immediate gratification.

And if social media is tempting you towards anger, hate, or any other carnal gratification, we can glorify the Lord by logging off and sharing his love the old fashion way—a smile at the grocery store or lending a helping hand to a neighbor in need.

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“Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us.” 

—2 Corinthians 5:20

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