Posts tagged Sin

Inner Narthex, Church of the Holy Saviour, Chora, Istanbul;

It is we who must build Christ’s Kingdom

We can see Christ’s reign at three levels: over the universe, over ourselves, and over our communities.

Parable of the Talents; 19th-century anonymous engraving

You have been faithful over a little: I will set you over much

The moment we stop hiding and come into the light of Christ, acknowledging our sin, we move towards God’s merciful love that calls us to share in the master’s happiness and joy for all eternity.

Repent and believe the gospel

Those who seek to conform their will to Christ’s words of eternal life discover that they themselves begin to reflect the image of Christ to the world.

“Let him who is without sin among you be the first to throw a stone at her”

Dear friends, In the epistle St Paul says that we cannot earn our way to salvation in Christ. He speaks about a righteousness that comes from faith – our trusting ourselves to Christ and his infinite mercy. This trust however, requires a letting go of everything for the sake of Christ and being happy to […]

Adult Lent Group 1.

In Lent, our adult group is working its way through a course based on Henri Nouwen’s book, ‘The Return of the Prodigal”. The first session, on 14th February, we listened to extracts from the chapter entitled “The younger son leaves home.” Nouwen says that “Leaving home is…a denial of the spiritual reality that I belong […]

Unleashed.

One aspect of the First Holy Communion class I was leading on Sunday struck me as I was teaching: the slavery of sin. It brought back an element of a retreat I did a few years ago. During this week, I was preparing a Bible Study on Galatians that I was leading a few weeks […]