Disciples of Jesus don’t create to draw attention to themselves or leave a legacy of their accomplishment. Instead they create in order to draw attention to the one worth paying attention to. From Andrew Peterson. …art shouldn’t be about self-expression or self-indulgence. Art should’t be about self. The paradox is that art is necessarily created …

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The path of self-righteousness is lined with knowledge of who Jesus is, but not knowing how much we personally need him. When we reach that point of need then we have a Saviour that we don’t just offer to others, we have a Saviour that has met our very personal need. From Rebecca Reynolds: My …

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The human goal of fulfilling ourselves demands that our efforts to do so are invested in that which we can achieve; but anything that we can achieve is not enough to satisfy our souls. The Christian believes their fulfilment is not based on what we achieved, but on who has come to dwell within us. …

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Following Jesus alongside others provides encouragement and the example of other believers in situations similar to our own. If encouragement gives way to comparison we can succumb to feelings of failure and lack of worth, not because of any inadequacy in us, but because we’re not the same as someone else. And God has not …

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The Lord’s Supper is a remembrance of and participation in God’s victory of sin and death. It is not a place to dwell on his actions rather than ours. We could think that God’s focus is on the work of Jesus, and not our works, as well. …when Christians meet, they break bread and drink …

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Union with God in Jesus is a unique relationship. Though there are similarities with aspects of human relationships the complete non-dependence of God and the absolute dependence of we humans means all comparisons with other relationships have limits that need to be reconised. They contribute to helping us understand, but they don’t define the relationship. …

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