Power in Relationships and Living Counter Culturally

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SUNDAY 21 OCTOBER 2018

Ephesians deals with topics at the very core of what it means to be a Christian—both in faith and in practice, it invites us to continue our journey of “Shema” - hearing and responding to the invitation and challenges God is placing on our hearts as individuals, households and as a community.

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Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ. - Ephesians 5:21

Today we step one verse further into our year long journey through the book of Ephesians. James shares with us on the appropriate use of human freedom and power, with reference to the love of Jesus.

The human temptation is to stop trusting God, to take power into our own hands and rule over others as a way to keep ourselves feel safe; and one of the places that that outworks itself - in the most horrible way - is in marriage relationships, parent/child relationships and workplace relationships.

Our challenge is, as the loved and liked children of God, called to be a kingdom of priests called to represent justice and mercy, to live out sacrificial love - then how do we do relationships differently.