When the Christian Life is not Working

I've been continuing to think about different aspects of Christian life and growth. On the evangelical spectrum, it can be all about the Word - just believe it, confess it, act on it and everything will be all right. On the charismatic front, it can be all that we need is more of the Spirit … Continue reading When the Christian Life is not Working

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Living the Life

God made us to live. God saved us to live. Living comes through knowing God. Living is what the Christian is called to do - Jesus said, I am come that you might have life, and have it more abundantly - thats more than surviving, more than reacting, that's more than waiting for heaven, in … Continue reading Living the Life

Saved sinner or Saint Part 3

Thinking further about whether we see ourselves as 'just sinners saved saved by grace or saints,' I've been thinking that another part of our problem is speed. Today there seems to be pressure to produce disciples overnight - as if knowledge and maturity is something that can just be taught in just a few lessons; … Continue reading Saved sinner or Saint Part 3

Saved sinner or saint? Part 2

Following on from last week here are some further thoughts..... So if we are more than 'sinners saved by grace' why is it that we struggle with being called 'saints'? Here are three possible reasons: We look the same - we have not been noticably transformed or are identifyably any different, we don't suddenly have … Continue reading Saved sinner or saint? Part 2