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How Should We Live? - Part 1
 

How Should We Live? - Part 1

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THe slides to accompany Bill Drewett's talk at Bristol Vineyard - enjoy!

THe slides to accompany Bill Drewett's talk at Bristol Vineyard - enjoy!

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    How Should We Live? - Part 1 How Should We Live? - Part 1 Presentation Transcript

    • How should we live?
    • Option 1Obey the rules
    • "I wrote to the people who were affected by it and expressed verydeep regret for what happened. "The person who was responsiblewent immediately and lost his job and I have ensured that thereare new rules so this cant happen again.
    • Then Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples:“The teachers of the law and the Pharisees sit inMoses’ seat. So you must be careful to do everythingthey tell you. But do not do what they do, for they donot practice what they preach. They tie up heavy,cumbersome loads and put them on other people’sshoulders, but they themselves are not willing to lifta finger to move them. Matthew 23: 1-4
    • Hearing that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, thePharisees got together. One of them, an expert inthe law, tested him with this question: “Teacher,which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all yourheart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’This is the first and greatest commandment. And thesecond is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ Allthe Law and the Prophets hang on these twocommandments.” Matthew 22: 34-40
    • Option 2Behaviour doesn’t matter
    • Martin Luther
    • But now apart from the law the righteousness of Godhas been made known, to which the Law and theProphets testify. This righteousness is given throughfaith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is nodifference between Jew and Gentile, for all havesinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all arejustified freely by his grace through the redemptionthat came by Christ Jesus. Romans 3: 21-24
    • All have sinned and are justified freely, without theirown works and merits, by His grace, through theredemption that is in Christ Jesus… This cannot beotherwise acquired or grasped by any work, law ormerit. Therefore, it is clear and certain that this faithalone justifies us……This one and firm rock, which we call the doctrineof justification, is the chief article of the wholeChristian doctrine… Martin Luther Smalcald Articles
    • You have heard that it was said to the people longago, ‘You shall not murder, and anyone who murderswill be subject to judgment.’ But I tell you that anyonewho is angry with a brother or sister will be subject to judgment.You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ But I tell you that anyone who looks at awoman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart. Matthew 5: 21-22, 27-28
    • How should we live?
    • How should we live?1. Obey the rules2. Behaviour doesn’t matter3. There’s a third, better way4. My brain hurts, I just don’t know
    • ChesleySullenberger