After You Believe: Why Christian Character Matters

"After You Believe: Why Christian Character Matters"

A Gracepoint Teaching Series

Join us Sunday mornings @ 11am or via podcast

Welcome to our new Gracepoint Teaching series, “After You Believe: Why Christian Character Matters.” Although many Christians are convinced that obeying a simple list of do's and don'ts is the essence of morality, they are mistaken. So are those who claim that following the heart is all that matters. The Bible teaches another richer and fuller path, that of transformation of character. This is the path modeled by Jesus. In this series we will explore Christian behavior in terms of virtue, a quality that was very important in the past but which is not talked about much today. 

Using N.T. Wright’s book “After You Believe” as our weekly launching pad, we will seek to better understand and live out the scriptural call for transformation of character. The kingdom of God does not come about by doing what we’ve always done and it doesn’t come about by just doing as others do. It comes by sincerely praying, "thy kingdom come thy will be done" and by allowing the Spirit to guide our steps and transform our character. 

This series is for anyone who is hoping there is something more while we're here on Earth. There is. We are being called to join a revolution. Join us each week as we find new purpose and clarity though an eye-opening journey exploring key biblical passages that promise to radically alter the work of the church and the direction of our lives.

To open the series we began with this short excerpt from Rabbi Jonathan Sacks (former Chief Rabbi of the United Kingdom) given during his acceptance of the 2016 Templeton Prize.

 

You may find more information about Rabbi Sacks, the Templeton Prize as well as his full speech here.

A note to our podrishioners: if you wish to read along with us in N.T. Wright's book you may purchase a copy here.