Two kinds of faith. . .
- I’ve begun reading through The Good and Beautiful Community by James Bryan Smith.
- Here’s a great quote about dead faith vs. living faith:
There are two kinds of faith: dead faith and living faith. Dead faith is personal piety or doctrinal orthodoxy. There is faith to be sure, fain in one’s own practices or dogma. Bit it is dead faith. It breeds no life. I tis like the Dead Sea, from which nothing flows out, and thus it has no life in it. Living faith is faith working through love. According to Paul, this is the only thing that matters: “The only thing that counts is faith working through love” (Galatians 5:6). Living faith is trust and confidence in God expressed in acts of love in our human relations and encounters with one another” (p. 12-13).
- Does our life reflect a living faith?
Legalism is a dead faith too!
- Correction. . . legalism is a toxic faith from which division flows out.
- I’ve posted this video of Rick Atchley’s “Chairs” illustration before but a brother in Christ posted it on Facebook again this week, so it seemed like a good time to post it here again.
So what’s on your mind that can help us live as better ministers?