Christian Living 

Six benefits from faith in Christ

The Christian faith has always insisted that faith is not merely assent to a set of propositions but instead trust in a person, Jesus Christ. Faith is not simply believing something about the man Jesus but believing in the man Jesus (Gal 2:16; Phil 3:9; 2 Tim 3:15). Faith in Jesus then results in a series of astonishing benefits. Here are six. Salvation 2 Tim 2:10 says that there is ‘salvation in Christ Jesus’, we are rescued from the power of sin & death, that meant we were living under the judgement…

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5 marks of an apostle

In recent years there have been attempts to recover the term ‘apostolic’ in contemporary church life. As always it’s essential to root yourself in the Biblical texts. Some time ago I heard Andrew Wilson give a talk on apostleship using 1 Corinthians 4:1-21. 5 markers of apostleship Apostles are judged by God (1-5)  Apostles embody humility (6-7) Apostles live cross-shaped lives (8-13) Apostles father churches through the gospel (14-16) A comment on this one: fatherhood in Paul’s thinking is the one who preached the gospel and saw them saved. There’s no such…

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