So anyway, first blog post in a while.
How are we team? Holidays are here, Hungo's is loving the short shorts option this spring. So you guys have what 2 weeks of holidays. Some of you are at Footsteps and some just chillin, nice.
Anyway, what else is going on? I'm on uni holidays (only for a week) and I've been reading again. So far I've reread half of C. S. Lewis's Screwtape Letters and am also reading a dude named Saint Augustine's book Confessions. They're pretty cool. Both of the writers are nutters.
Anyway, on to what I mean to write about. What on earth are we doing here? Like we are here, on earth for what like 80 years. Why? What? Like, whats the go? Obviously theres the Sunday School answer "Jesus! God! Holy Spirit!" But what does that mean? How has the Gospel changed your life? Apart from taking a few hours out of your week to spend at Church or reading your Bible or praying what else has change? Back in the old school Church we see the Church (the bride of Christ so to speak) as a bunch of dudes and dudesses who called themselves followers of Christ. The name "Christian" was given to them by non bleievers because they could differentiate between them and the non beleivers. Would people call you a "Christian" based on the way they see you act and live out your life? And why is "Christian" such a dirty word out in society? Like you say your a Christian and people think less of you, they think your stupid and stuff. Maybe they think your on the drugs or whatever, but I think its more about the bride of Christ not being who they are supposed to be. Like in 1 Corinthians 5 Paul just smashes people who aren't changed by the Gospel and continue to live in sinful ways (he focuses on Sexual Immorality but still has a decent stab at other stuff thats going on). It begs the question what does it mean to repent, take up your cross and follow Jesus? Theres a whole bunch of Bible verses about sin and temptation and stuff. Are we seeking purity and holiness?