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?