‘I want to talk to you about right and wrong … I want to talk to you about righteousness which God supplies, which doesn’t come as a result of keeping the law, but which comes as a gift of grace for whoever believes. That you would believe in this Jesus.’ – Arthur Ang
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Sermon ‘Citizenship Concerns’ (Acts 21:37-22:29) by Ken D Noakes is available in audio and video: http://bit.ly/2BHM4p5
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I was asked the question: ‘What are the major challenges, and/or ministry opportunities, facing Australian churches in 2018?”
It is far above my station to be able to speak for just the church in which I serve let alone all Australian churches! And so with that caveat, I humbly offered this opinion in answer to that question:
Christians face the continued challenge to be in the world but not of it.
Did Jesus teach Christians to ‘Hate the sin, love the sinner’? Is it written in the Bible?
Sermon ‘Five Things Jesus Never Said: Hate The Sin, Love The Sinner’ (Romans 1:18-25 & John 3:16-21) by Des Smith is available in audio and video: http://bit.ly/2rO3VXL
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Imagine, after a long day, I drive home to find that the only thing remaining where my house once stood was its smoldering remains! And standing outside was my child holding a sign saying: ‘Hate the sin, Love the Sinner!’.
It is one thing to recognise that sin is bad – in fact so self-evident that there is no chance that it would not be seen! Yet it is a whole new level of self awareness to think that the sinful actions that caused damage and hurt should be separated from the person who caused the damage and hurt – such that the perpetrator should bear no responsibility!