You cannot simply extract a couple of verses from one of the Gospels and build a whole edifice on them, those verses have to be read in their full context and ultimately this will lead us to the whole Bible.
The church’s mission is our participation (in the power of the Spirit) in the Father’s purpose to reconcile everything to himself through the death of the Son. We do this through making disciples by bearing witness to Jesus in word and deed.
Imitating God in our church life certainly involves being good, generous and truthful, but it means more than this; much more.
In 14 years of blogging, I’ve produced the odd resource that is of lasting value. This post highlights some of them.
Training in cross-cultural evangelism, language learning and what have you is important, but on their own these things won’t do.
Thoughts on love, lust and a positive vision for life, from the Sermon on the Mount.
What is the message of the Magi and how do they fit into Matthew’s Gospel?