This is the last of six sessions taken from the book Finding God in Other Christians. So far, we have focused on the ways in which Christians might come to know and love each other better. We have looked at how our lives should reflect the hospitality of God and, in doing so, tried to address some of the differences that make this difficult. In the second session of this course, we thought about how we come across as Christians and how our tribal mindsets can get in the way of the Good News of the Gospel. We went on to think about the operation of grace in our life together and how grace might enliven and re-form the way we think about truth. From this, we explored the connection between the different ways we are to speak of truth and the way truth itself is the very life of the Holy Spirit informing that of the Church. In the last session we thought about our individual and collective calling to holiness.
In this final session we’ll be bringing these ideas together as we think of the Church as Kingdom, the kind of Kingdom promised to us by Jesus and what it tells us about the Good News we are to share with the world he loves.
You might want to spend a few minutes looking back over the past weeks. What are the aspects of the course that you found most helpful? What would you have liked to see covered that was missing? Has working together in this way helped you to know one another better? Has it strengthened the bonds of trust by enabling better understanding? Have you learned anything new about another person or group in the Church? Have you learned anything new about God?