Our current series we are working through at Church is based in Romans 12 and titled Authentic Christianity. It has been challenging , so far, to be reminded that we each have our part to play in helping our Church Community to be authentic. We are being changed by God, through His amazing grace, to be fundamentally different to the world. As John says, "We love, because God first loved us."
This series has a special focus on Spiritual Gifts. We are going to be challenged about our understanding of Spiritual Gifts and how they are a gift. Not simply from God to us, as individuals, but a gift from God, through us individually, to the Church. Authentic Community comes about when we each use the gifts entrusted to us to build up those around us, so that they are loved, and thus empowered to be loving!