We are almost at the end of our first semester of Exploring Biblical Christianity. Next week will be our final week of meetings together. I’m thankful for all who have come out and shown interest in the Biblical Christianity and I’d like to invite you all to our Good Friday Services and Lunch at our church this coming April 6th at 11 AM. You can view the invitation card here:Good Friday Invitation or by clicking the thumbnail picture to your left.
This week for our big picture we summarized what the Gospel of Mark has been teaching about biblical Christianity. The image we used was that of a stool where Jesus’ identity as the God-Man is the first leg of the stool, His crucifixion the second leg and His resurrection the third leg. Basically the Gospel of Mark is designed to point us not to something we “do” to be saved but to a person, a Saviour, Jesus. He rescues us from our sins.
As we conclude our series we have a question to answer. What does biblical Christianity look like in a person. We see alot of people who claim the name Christian but don’t really live or act like the biblical description. So, in examining the issue, we saw that the first fundamental characteristic of a biblical Christian is that they live a life full of repentance. We examined the difference between sorrow over sin (an emotion) and repentance (a gift from God that not only expresses emotion but leads to an action – turning away from sin and a turning to God). Next week we will be looking together at the other part of a biblical Christian – a life lived by faith.
See you next Wednesday!