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Posted June 30, 2010 by silklifechurch in Leadership

faith and works

Calvin, “It is… faith alone which justifies and yet faith which justifies is not alone.” Enough said…

Nearly finished “The Glory of Christ” by Peter Lewis and can’t believe I’ve not read it before! Great book I highly reccomend it for a massive and thorough view of Christ. I have often wondered about how we best explain the fact that we are saved by grace alone through the gift of faith (Eph 2:8) and how that marries with the teaching of James which suggests works is at least an evidence of true faith. Then reading the end of Lewis’ book concerning judgment of works at the second coming I came accross a peach from Mr. Calvin whom Lewis quotes: “It is… faith alone which justifies and yet faith which justifies is not alone.” Enough said.

Posted June 30, 2010 by silklifechurch in Leadership

Sunday, Sunday, Sunday…

This Sunday Dave Graves is rallying us on prayer, John and Nat lead us in worship and a full kids programme as usual!

See you at the Silklife Centre, 10.30am.

In the afternoon its Penalties, Penalties, Penalties!

Posted June 25, 2010 by silklifechurch in Community updates

No Nonsense

In Col 1 v 2:6-23 Paul outlines particular nonsense that had been threatening the life of a small church in the small and waning city of Colossae approx AD 60.

They had people among them who began to think it was cool to worship angels, follow laws about special food and special days.

With any such passage in the bible our reaction is not to be one of disdain at the incompetence of our Christian predecessors, but to discover how we might be in danger of similar nonsense now.

Likewise we could dwell on the craziness of celebrating New Moon Festivals and abstaining from certain foods without thinking about how much we pin on Lent or our obsession with the right diet.

In the end, Lent, Christmas, Easter, chocolate or no chocolate, beer, fitness and health are all shadows when our bodies are 6 ft under. This is Paul’s main point; they all mean very little compared to the reality that is found in Christ.

To finish off Paul then puts the boot in on the self-improvement brigade. Diets, health videos, 10 point seminars….”lack any value in restraining sensual indulgence!” v23.

Elsewhere Paul values physical exercise and discipline of the body but he wants the Christians in Colossae not to put their ultimate trust in anything other than Christ.

In other words, “you want to be a better person? Correct Answer= Christ. Incorrect answer=anything else; including fitness videos, sport, Lent, TV and Radio health experts….!”

Posted June 22, 2010 by silklifechurch in Leadership

Why are we Blogging?

Welcome to Silklife’s Blog.

On here you will find two types of Blog, community news and leadership discussion.

In other words, what’s going on and what the leadership are thinking about.

So here goes…

Community News

On Sunday we enjoyed a morning especially geared to the blokes. On offer was a bottle of beer (including lager for the soft southerners!) or a newspaper and a yorkie bar, then we watched an impressive Louie Giglio DVD about the universe, the human body and God.


18th July, prayer meeting, 7.30 -9pm, please make this a priority as we pray for the new start after the summer including Alpha, God blessing Macc through us etc

Alpha in Sept please be thinking about who you could invite in Sept.

Posted June 22, 2010 by silklifechurch in Community updates

Silklife Church now blogging, facebooking and tweeting

This is the first official blog from Silklife Church, on here we hope to post weekly blogs regarding Church news, helpful info and leadership reports.

Watch this space for new blogs!

Posted June 19, 2010 by silklifechurch in Community updates