In the last of our Both one thing and the other series, Annette asked did the Kingdom come when Jesus came, or will the Kingdom come when Jesus comes again?
Kay asked whether we should be a community of unity or of diversity?
Roy and Pat asked whether we want to see every Christian using all the natural reason, wisdom and skill that they can, or learn to operate in the supernatural gifts of the Spirit to minister to others in love and power as Jesus did?
This Sunday we tried to put into words the great message, the Gospel we have to offer.
We decided upon:
- There is a God who loves us.
- We have all gone off-course; our way, not God’s.
- We couldn’t save ourselves, so God took the initiative in Jesus’ death and resurrection.
- We choose a better way, God’s way not ours, because we are forgiven.
Is there anything we’ve missed out? Do you think there is anything here, even something that is true, that is not an essential part of the message?
Today Kay asked whether we are to be faithful guardians of an unchanging message about Jesus, and the need for personal salvation and sanctification, or do we adapt ways of worship, teaching, being church and doing mission according to culture and context?
What do you think?