The Sin of Self Reliance
Is Self – Reliance a sin? Often we are encouraged to be self-reliant and stand on our own two feet – and yet God said it is not good for us to be alone! In his letter to the Galatians, Paul unpacks how his need of their care, lead to the kingdom of God expanding amongst them, he was with them because of his illness, through his vulnerability God tested and grew them, and the relationship between him and the church became deep enough for him to later challenge them. Well, maybe try relying on others this week, and allow others to rely on you, and see how the Kingdom expands amongst us.
It is easy to make distinctions when it comes to sin. Despite the obvious consequences of certain actions, ultimately the Bible doesn’t really categorise, but warns that doing whatever we feel like doing is not a free life. The business end of sin is death to our spirit. We will conclude each teach with a time of liturgy for confession as a chance for all to examine themselves. This is a 7 part teaching series on the less deadly sins.
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Born into Renewal, Justyn has been part of the church his whole life. He now heads up a vast team of talented staff and volunteers at Renewal in between cups of coffee and a digestive biscuit.