Wednesday, May 27, 2009

I don't wear "Christian gear"

Michael Jordan (Chicago Bulls) donned a hockey jersey with his basketball jersey #23 for a recent Chicago Blackhawks hockey game. The rub? Reebok has exclusive rights to the equipment and hockey gear for the NHL. Jordan is "Mr. Nike." So, they sewed a red patch over the Reebok emblem. Click here to read the entire article.

This is pure craziness. But it demonstrates to me the power of influence. If Michael Jordan is sponsored by a company, their revenue goes up because of his ability to influence people.

As Christ-followers, we have the power to influence people for Jesus Christ. Many people wear "Christian Gear" and some even have Christian bumper stickers. Anyone care for a "Testamint" to freshen your breath? Not me.

Love God, love people. Mark 12:30 paraphrased. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another. Mark 12:35

Christ-followers are the best advertisement for a God who loves us, died on the cross for our sins, and rose from the dead three days later. And we advertise best when we are loving people the way Christ loved us, unconditionally.

Tye out.


Thomas said...

I'm opposed to Christian gear, too. Still, I love my AC/DC looking Jesus shirt and wear it on occasion.

Rett said...

I know better than to put a Christian bumper sticker on my car! I'd hate to have people judging Jesus based on my driving!

I do get a thrill when I see my son wear his Christian gear to his middle school. Clothing says a lot about a person. Jake tells the world he prefers the Hawkeyes to the Cyclones, the Vikings to the Packers, and Jesus to all else.

But I do draw the line at Testamints! :)

Gina said...

Welcome back! I'm with Loretta- I leave the fish emblems off the car. I do not want to shame the name of Christ with the way I behave toward bad drivers!