Shining Love, not Hate

We’re continuing to learn from 1 John as a community at CCC. If you want to listen along, visit our church’s media player for the current sermon series as well as past messages. This week’s text was 1 John 1.5-2.11.

The first resource we’d like to draw your attention to is a recent book by Philip downloadYancey, Vanishing Grace: Whatever Happened to the Good News? In it, Yancey covers a lot of ground, including the various ways we can shine the truth of God as Christians.

Here are two posts that will give you a taste of the book as well as encourage you to think about how the way Christians love each other makes a difference for their witness to an unbelieving world.

First, what if we actually obeyed all of the ‘one anothers’ in the New Testament?

Second, what if we were seen as the early church was- in contrast to the rest of the world in how we treated and supported each other?

Finally, here’s a short prompt for reflecting on how the Christian community is defined in this day and age. Is this the way we really want it to be?

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