15 Questions to Help Christians Follow
Jesus on Social Media
by Kevin Halloran
Social media is everywhere today.
We can’t watch anything on TV without being reminded of the option to tweet about it. Now with smartphones we can use social media in the car, in class, at a meeting, and even at church (gasp!).
There are many advantages to social media: worldwide connectivity, instant news updates, growing friendships, and most importantly, your daily dose of funny cat pictures and videos of babies laughing.
But is constantly using social media good for us? More importantly, how can we obey the Great Commandment to love God with all of our heart, soul, mind, and strength while using Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Google+?
The following questions should help discern your heart and make sure that your social media use is pleasing to God.
15 Questions to Help Christians Follow Jesus on Social Media
1. Are you seeking to glorify God through social media?
“So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.“ 1 Corinthians 10:31
The foundational question “Are you seeking to glorify God?” can be addressed to any situation in life because we were created to glorify God (Isaiah 43:7). When we stray from our life’s God-given purpose, we quickly fall away from where God wants us to be.
The following questions probe specific ways that we can glorify God through social media and will be a good measure of how your social media use is helping/hindering your spiritual growth and purpose to glorify God…