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"If God is sovereign, then his lordship must extend over all of life, and it cannot be restricted to the walls of the church or within the Christian orbit." Abraham Kuyper Common Grace 1.1.

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Temptation 3 examples 1: cruise ship or battleship?

For most of us temptations can be classified into three types: money, sex and power.

But there are some more subtle temptations that we face. It’s those I want to finish by looking at.

• The temptation to see church as a cruise ship and not a battle ship

The temptation is to see church as a cruise ship – where we are entertained, where our needs are met; but a better image of the church is as a battleship – where we have to play our part, where we are equipped and trained, where what we do is not for ourselves but for others? The temptation is to think: what can I get out of it but it should be: what can I give?

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