Second-mile grace

Summary for the week Saturday, June 8, 2013 Second-mile grace Let’s look again at this week’s headings (covering 1 John 3:11-24): When friends prove fickle… learning to flow in grace… live generously. Values which hold us and guide us – like Speen Church’s values of being together, empowered, effective. We need values to hold us,…

Together. Empowered. Effective.

1 John 3: 23-24 Friday, June 7, 2013 Together. Empowered. Effective. KEY TEACHING: Values, rather than beliefs, determine how we act Together. Empowered. Effective. You may have been involved in prayerfully crafting our vision statement, or you may be someone fairly new to the fellowship and wondering where we are going and how we are…

Live generously

1 John 3: 16-18 Live generously Wednesday, June 5, 2013 Key teaching: Live unselfishly, live generously – in the fellowship and beyond When it comes to our responsibilities to bless the poor, the New Testament seems to be clear – it’s the disadvantaged of our own Christian tribe, those we call brothers and sisters, whose…

Flowing in grace pays off

1 John 3: 15 Tuesday, June 4, 2013 Learning to flow in grace costs, but also pays off Key teaching: How to counter the negativity of the world in the opposite spirit We saw yesterday that there is often a cost to putting on holy attitudes, such as the ‘breastplate of righteousness’ (Eph. 6:14ff). It…

When ‘friends’ prove fickle

1 John 3: 11-13 Monday, June 3, 2013 When ‘friends’ prove fickle Key teaching: Children of God experience rejection, but do not ‘do’ rejection We all want to be liked – even popular. And when we are working on loving others, finding small ways to be like Jesus, and we have a sense of His…