It’s understandable that we find it troublesome to work through the difficulties of church and state matters. But it can lead to practical problems when situations arise. Ultimately, this is about the glory and the authority of Christ as Head of the Church.
We may be tempted to question how things are with ourselves and around us, but Christ’s infinite wisdom is ordering all things for our good. No one knows better how to do that.
We barely notice many things we depend on until things become more challenging. But we need to acknowledge often that all outward necessities of this life are the gift of God.
What might “build back better” mean for the church as part of recovery from a period of crisis? Before we consider what might need to change we must be clear for whom we are doing that.
It’s often the easier option to submit our conscience blindly to others rather than the Word of God. Sometimes we don’t realise we’ve done it. We need to know how to nurture rather than outsource our conscience.
Scripture gives us the best and most realistic help for those who experience mental distress of various kinds. Though believers may experience the bleakest possible situations they are sustained.
It’s easy to veer towards the extreme of maintaining the truth without love just as it is possible to say that love matters more than truth. We need both to honour Christ.
Self-pity is healed by God’s infinite pity. But it is such a serious disease that it can only be cured by thoroughly exposing its danger and purging its corruption.
Episode 04 | How can we stop our politics getting in the way of the gospel? And how do we remove the damage when they do?
This is not about what you might expect. Showing love for our neighbour through this command is not simply about what we do or do not do. It reaches to our hearts also.
Heavy-hearted discouragement is real. It is a constant temptation. Yet, if we seek out reasons and opportunities to encourage others it is bound to help encourage ourselves.
Episode 03 | What happens when Christians disagree over their legal rights? Should we stand up for our rights? Or would that only inflame things further?
Nothing could be more counter-cultural than living in a way that is God-centred rather than serving the great idol of self. This displays our real purpose. It shows others what we were meant to be.
There are times when God in His providence forces us to stand still. Many lessons can be learned through being still and waiting on God. Much hope and strength may be known.
The highest principle for living and acting is the highest or ultimate good. This can only be God Himself, but how do we pursue a Godward life and what does it involve?
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