Living as a Christian

“In Acts 2: 42-48 we see a model of what living as a Christian entails. Living as a Christian is “life in the Spirit” and through centuries of experience, Christians have learned that certain disciplines and practices help them to maturity, “to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ” (Ephesians 4:15). These disciplines are not God’s rigid requirements for a holy life. They are tested means by which a person grows in their awareness of God’s presence and purpose for human life. A spiritual discipline takes a specific part of a person’s life and turns it toward God. When practiced faithfully and regularly, it becomes a habit that repeatedly brings them back to God and opens them up to what God is saying to them through the Holy Spirit. Christian devotional practice is squarely centered on Jesus Christ as found in the New Testament. When Christ is not at the heart of a practice, it may still be beneficial in some way, but it is not being practiced in a Christian way. Christian practices assist people “to confess the faith of Christ crucified and to be his faithful servant” (Basis of Union par 13).”

(UCA Assembly National Working Group on Doctrine, DocByte: Christian Life, availble from: https://assembly.uca.org.au/doctrine/item/856-docbytes)

Resources

This page has a link to a variety of faith resources to help you to grow in your journey as a disciple of Christ.

Throughout 2017, in worship and privately, the congregation will be exploring a variety of Christian practices. Each month resources will be provided for a new practice. These resources will include Bible Readings, Prayers, Reflections and Activities for families. Check back here in each month (starting from May) to find new resources:

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