This is the text of Rev. Graham Crawford’s sermon for 15 February 2015 (Week 2 of the series “Fruitfulness on the Frontline”):
The disconnect between professed faith and demonstrated faith
In his book, “It takes a Church to raise a Christian” (which the Session are studying at the moment), Todd Bolsinger makes the startling claim that, while religion is highly popular, it is, to a large extent, superficial.
It does not change people’s lives to the degree one would expect from their level of professed faith. In other words, the faith we profess is not resulting in fruitfulness.
There seems to be a disconnection between our faith at 11 o’clock on a Sunday morning, and the way we live our lives at work and at play.
The studies that we are doing over the next few weeks, and the sermons I will be preaching, are my humble attempt to help you to reconnect.
In this attempt, one of the key New Testament passages is from Paul’s letter to the Colossians. [Read more…]