The topic of gender can be both a complicated and sensitive subject. After all, it forms a key part of many people's identity. This week, Tim is back to tackle some difficult questions. What does the bible have to say about gender and how is it still relevant today?
We all lean on something. Whether it's a job or a relationship, a hobby or even our own moral compass. These things are often great influences on our lives but how can we truly lean away from these things and begin to fully trust God, even in the hard times? How do we begin to walk, not by our own sight, but by faith? This week, Julie unpacks what it means to be a child of God as well as the benefits of being adopted into such a large and loving family - a family with faith as its unifying crest.
Through this series, we've seen how we as humans are made in God's image, how we're whole people with thoughts, emotions and a conscience, but also how there is a brokenness about humanity, and regardless of our race, nationality, age and gender, we are slaves to sin. This week, Tim looks at what the bible means when it says we are "in Christ", free from condemnation. What difference does it make to our identity to be a follower of Jesus, to identify as a Christian?
I've got to break free, I've got to break free! - Queen, I Want To Break Free
'Cause I need freedom now and I need to know how, to live my life as it's meant to be - Mumford and Sons, The Cave
So what is freedom? What does it mean to break free? Is freedom just the ability to make our own decisions without hindrance? What about when those decisions impact the freedom of others?
Jesus said by following his teachings, we will be his disciples, and know the truth - the truth that will set us free. Isn't that limiting to follow someone else's teaching - how can that set us free?