What We Believe: About the Christian Life

So we launched our new series, Not Actually Jesus, by saying that truth matters.  Life goes better when we cooperate with the truth, and even though sincerity is important, you can be sincerely wrong.

So maybe you’re thinking about becoming a Christian, or you are a Christian and you wonder what the Christian life is actually all about.  Here’s what we believe about the Christian life:

We believe that every Christian should live for Christ and not for himself. By obedience to the Word of God and daily yielding to the Spirit of God, every believer should mature and be conformed to the image of Christ.

I love this understanding of the Christian life.  It’s the opposite of our culture.  In our culture, we get by getting.  Maybe the truth is that we actually receive by giving; that the deepest fulfilment comes in obedience and service. 

What do you think?  How might this belief challenge you?

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2 Comments

  1. Chris Oldcorn says, June 5, 2010 at 7:26 am

    There is plenty of evidence that giving makes people happier than buying stuff for themselves. I am a psychology major and there are some startling research studies on giving versus receiving. One prominent study that comes to mind is that “Big Money” lottery winners are no happier 28 days after winning the lottery than they were before winning. And sometimes they are less happy!!!

  2. carey says, June 7, 2010 at 11:56 am

    Interesting fact Chris. Doesn’t surprise me. I am amazed though, at how much joy the crew at Connexus shows in giving of themselves week after week. So grateful for our volunteers who live it out.

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