Porterbrook | Gospel Living Units 7-93
Well...you ought to be finishing up the Gospel Living module as we head towards our next seminar on March 28th/29th. There's been some really challenging and inspiring stuff in these modules. I know particularly unit 6 has created a lot of great conversation amongst some of you all that I've talked with. Thanks for everyone who's posted in the comments of the blog here so far, keep it up!
Module 7 examines how friendship is a significant party of gospel living. I am still chewing on the C.S. Lewis quote on p. 41: "Friendship is a sort of seccession, even a rebellion." Thank God for friends that walk along side us and press us out of our selfish, self-centered ways.
Module 8 discusses all the relationships worldwide and the connections that are ours in Christ, using the story of the Jerusalem collection as a prime example from the early church.
Module 9 challenges us to take a look at consumerism and how it has most likely infected us, innoculating us against God's truth, breeding discontentment and hindering us from gospel living.
So...in the comment section below, respond to the following:
- How does the gospel breed true contentment, i.e. "contentment is found not by getting more, but by wanting less"?
- How have you seen these units catalyzing gospel living/godly character in your life?
- And of course, if there's a particular quote/passage/concept that is particularly meaningful or challenging to you, you can post that as well.
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