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It might come as a surprise, but Jesus was one of the most anti-religious people to ever walk the planet.
Instead of rewarding the religious leaders, he called them hypocrites because of the way they misrepresented God.
He did this because Christianity is not about how people climb up to God by doing religious acts, but instead about how God climbs down to us in order to save us.
As we read in Titus, “when the kindness and love of God our Saviour appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy.” (3:4-5)
This is why Jesus brings freedom from religion! For, “in his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead” (1 Peter 1:3).
Are you free from religion?
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Over this past week I have been privileged to spend three days at the ‘City to City Pastors and Planters Conference’, featuring Tim Keller from Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York.
Whilst there are many insights that I will take and use in the weeks, months and years to come, a particular aspect of the conference that was of great interest was the challenge to truly understand the context of the suburb in which our church is located.
As we better understand the worldview of the non-Christian people in our local suburbs, then we’ll be better-equipped to ensure that the expression of our ministry at Oak Flats Anglican hits the mark for those in our city who don’t yet know Jesus, whilst we still maintain the historical truth that has been passed down to us.
Let us pray that God will give us great inroads into the suburb of Oak Flats and the region of Shellharbour, as we seek eagerly to see the lost won for Christ, in the power of the Holy Spirit, to the glory of God the Father.