Natural or Supernatural?

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?

Transcendent or intimate?

Big problem

Today Annette asked whether we want to live lives that celebrate God’s awesome power, transcendent majesty and sovereign work, or experience his intimate presence as we encounter him in heartfelt worship?

What do you think?

The Great News in a Nutshell

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?

An unchanging message or fresh for every generation?

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?